Suzuki S-Cross

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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, to mobility drivers, is available in three trim levels, SZ4, SZ-T and SZ5, the Allgrip 4 wheel drive is only an option on the top two specs. The SZ4 is well equipped with Air conditioning, Cruise control, 7  inch touchscreen media control with DAB radio and bluetooth, electrically controlled and headed door door mirrors and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel. The SZ-T adds to this 17 inch alloy wheels, silver roof rails, front fog lights, LED headlights and running lights, auto air conditioning, rear privacy glass, leather steering wheel, keyless entry and start, satellite navigation, rear parking camera with front and rear parking sensors and auto headlights with wipers. The top trim SZ-5 further adds, Leather seats, heated front seats, panoramic sunroof and adaptive cruise control.

 

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 a non hybrid.

Full S-Cross prices here

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Suzuki S-Cross 2 wheel drive 1.4 petrol 48v hybrid SZ-4 manual   –  Nil Advance Payment (£63.28 wpms) 

Autumn Best Buy – Suzuki S-Cross 2 wheel drive 1.4 petrol SZ-5 Automatic   –  £849 Advance Payment (£68.89 wpms)

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