We tested the new Suzuki S-Cross, completely renovated
If a car has stood the test of time well, that is the
Suzuki S-Cross. A vehicle launched in 2013 and that now reaches its third evolution. If the first generation came to the market with the intention of being one of the most interesting offers in the SUV market, this third generation does not lack arguments to be one of the most combative models in a segment that does not lose interest among buyers . SUVs continue to be the most attractive segment for a public that likes large, versatile cars whose contained dimensions are ideal for both daily trips and holidays, thanks to its space and load capacity.
In this time it has maintained the same platform on which the Japanese firm has now achieved a much more country aesthetic, with an interior full of technology, efficient and low consumption ‘mild hybrid’ engines, and some ‘off-road’ qualities that, although appearances can be deceiving, are almost worthy of a true off-road.
In the aesthetic section, the evolution of the S-Cross shows a large front grille in ‘piano-black’, elegant headlights equipped with high-brightness three-point LEDs, and square arches on the front and rear wheels. Together with silver details on the front and rear they convey the aggressive SUV nature of the new S-Cross, whose external appearance has little or nothing to do with the model it replaces. Now the aesthetic is much more jacket, following the most current trends.
The interior of the S-Cross has a three-dimensional design that fits with the character of a powerful SUV. The cabin accommodates 5 adults comfortably, while a 430-liter boot offers great versatility to accommodate a wide variety of packages for leisure and free time. In the center of the dashboard, a new 9-inch screen stands out through which the multimedia system and various settings are controlled. It is compatible with systems’Apple Carplay’ y ‘Android Auto’, and in the higher-end versions it has both a navigation system and a 360-degree camera integrated. The instrument cluster has also been redesigned, now featuring a 4.2-inch LCD screen.
In the mechanical section, the Suzuki S-Cross resorts to a 1.4-liter ‘mild hybrid’ turbo petrol engine, with the assistance of an electric motor that gives it an additional 14 HP, and which is powered by a 48 V battery. As a whole, as we were able to verify during the dynamic test of the model, this choice brings great smoothness to the car, It moves very quietly. In addition, at all times we have enough power to move the vehicle, with very frugal consumption, from 5.3 l / 100 km. It is offered with two traction systems, front or total
The initial offer includes a body in eight different colors, all of them well shod on 17-inch alloy wheels, with three levels of equipment; S1, S2 and S3. The S1 already has the alloy wheels and a wide endowment with multifunction screen and rear camera while the luxurious S3 includes even the leather upholstery, the sunroof or the navigator with 360-degree camera.
Del Suzuki S-Cross more than 650,000 units have been sold worldwide from the first two generations, including 310,000 in Europe, a market in which it has had great commercial success.