Suzuki S-Cross

Suzuki S-Cross removed from Scheme 1st April 2022

The Suzuki S-Cross is a very good car, it is fun to drive and has all the bells and whistles but the competition are a little better looking and more desirable. We are not sure if the mid life upgrade with the raised chrome grill and new light cluster has improved things or given the S-Cross a sad retro Americana look and the interior is definitely a case of function over fashion. There is no doubt that the S-Cross is competing amongst tough foe, the Nissan Qashqai and Kia Sportage to name but two. Its not all doom and gloom, the boot capacity of 430 litres is a match for the Nissan Qashqai, and the intelligent ‘Allgrip’ four wheel drive system has received rave reviews.


suzuki-s-cross-motability-car-sideThe Suzuki S-Cross is available in two new trim lines, Motion and Ultra, both Ultra trims are Allgrip 4 wheel drive and Motion trims front wheel drive only. Motion cars have as standard, front & rear parking sensors and a parking camera, adaptive cruise control,  traffic sign recognition, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, a 4.2-inch driver information display and a seven-inch touchscreen, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, aluminium roof rails and electrically folding door mirrors. The Ultra trim adds leather upholstery, a sliding panoramic sunroof, 360-degree parking camera paired to the larger 9 inch infotainment system.


suzuki-s-cross-motability-dashA single engine option is a Mild Hybrid 1.4-litre turbo in 2 or 4 wheel drive. The engine pulls from low revs with more than enough strength for town work, with a 0-62mph time of just over 10sec and official economy of 45.4mpg. The theory behind its new 48V mild-hybrid system appears to hold water, even if the economy improvement over the old 1.4-litre S-Cross might not quite hit the claimed 17%. The Automatic car is now a hybrid too.


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