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2022 Suzuki S-Cross Revealed With Rugged Styling And Clear Taillights

In a sea of small crossovers, the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross has been eclipsed by the competitors, a minimum of when it comes to the eye obtained from the media. We admit we have not often talked in regards to the subcompact crossover, regardless that it has been round for fairly some time. Originally launched in 2006 and bought in some European markets as a Fiat Sedici, the B-segment mannequin is now getting into its third technology by eschewing the “SX4” prefix.

Its predecessor actually wasn’t essentially the most engaging mannequin in its class, however the brand new one is a step in the appropriate route because it appears way more grown-up and rugged to enrich its all-wheel-drive nature. Manufactured in Hungary, the brand new S-Cross adopts a a lot massive piano black entrance grille flanked by three-point LED headlights lending it a contemporary look. The chunkier wheel arches with plastic physique cladding in black additionally contribute to the crossover look greater than its predecessor.

Significant adjustments have occurred on the again as nicely for the reason that Suzuki S-Cross now has clear taillights a lot wider than these of the previous mannequin. The designers additionally tweaked the bumper to intensify its outdoorsy nature and there is a plastic skid plate each entrance and rear. It’s nonetheless a soft-roader on the finish of the day, however it does a minimum of look extra succesful than the mannequin it replaces.

While the Japanese model says it is an “all-new” mannequin and a “complete changeover,” we won’t assist however discover it appears extra alongside the traces of a heavy facelift. That’s very true for those who have a look at the car’s dimensions, which have remained nearly the identical. It’s 4,300 millimeters lengthy, 1,785 mm huge, and 1,585 mm tall, with a wheelbase measuring 2,600 mm. All three numbers are an identical to these of the second-gen SX4 S-Cross.

The placement of the door mirrors additionally betrays the automobile’s true id, and let’s imagine the identical factor in regards to the inside the place the aspect vents seem to have been carried over. There is a brand new nine-inch touchscreen mounted on the prime of the middle console, full with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, however every part else appears very acquainted. Be it the local weather controls, drive mode selector, or the gear lever for the six-speed guide, we have seen all of them earlier than.

Open the hood and you will find a turbocharged 1.4-liter gasoline engine outfitted with mild-hybrid tech and growing 127 horsepower (95 kilowatts) and 235 Newton-meters (173 pound-feet) of torque. It’s borrowed from the up to date Swift Sport and does 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 9.5 seconds or 10.2 seconds for those who go for the four-wheel-drive mannequin carrying the Allgrip badge. Aside from the six-speed guide we talked about earlier than, there’s additionally an computerized with the identical variety of gears.

Sales are programmed to start out in Europe subsequent month, with Latin America, Oceania, and Asia to comply with in 2022.

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