The following-generation Suzuki S-Cross has been leaked forward of an official debut slated for November 25, with Suzuki Garage posting a number of pictures of the revamped crossover on its Instagram web page.
For somewhat backstory, the earlier, second-generation S-Cross was first revealed in 2013 and obtained a facelift afterward in 2016. We acquired the pre-facelift version in 2014, however the mannequin was pulled from our market not too lengthy after in 2016 following Proton’s (then) partnership with the Japanese brand. Right now, the present S-Cross is on sale in abroad markets like the UK, India (via Maruti Suzuki’s Nexa retailer), Australia and Indonesia, simply to call just a few.
The design of the all-new S-Cross is noticeably completely different from the outgoing mannequin, with the sighted automobiles showing bigger, taller and with a boxier form than earlier than. On the entrance, there’s a hexagonal-shaped grille with a chrome bar linking the horizontal LED headlamps, whereas the decrease apron sports activities a downturned consumption flanked by fog lamps and LED positioning lamps.
Transferring to the perimeters, we discover black physique cladding and a rising window line, each of that are cues seen on the present automotive. As for the rear, the S-Cross will get wraparound taillights which can be related by a black bar on the tailgate, a extra upright rear windscreen and a outstanding skid plate to match the one on the entrance. There aren’t any inside pictures for now, however anticipate a significant enchancment from the present mannequin.
Technical particulars aren’t recognized but, however experiences counsel the upcoming S-Cross will experience on an up to date model of the International C platform that underpins the present mannequin. As for engines, one of many automobiles noticed is sporting what appears to be like like a “Hybrid” badge, which signifies there will likely be a 48-volt delicate hybrid powertrain accessible.
Within the UK, the present S-Cross is obtainable with a K14D 1.4 litre turbocharged four-cylinder Boosterjet petrol engine that makes 129 PS and 235 Nm of torque, with the delicate hybrid system’s electrical motor offering 14 PS (10 kW) and 53 Nm. This setup may be paired with a six-speed guide or automated, together with non-compulsory all-wheel drive as a substitute of the usual front-wheel drive.
A gentle hybrid powertrain can also be supplied in India, packaged with a bigger K15B 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder (105 PS and 138 Nm), whereas in Indonesia, it’s a non-hybrid M15A 1.5 litre NA with 109 PS and 138 Nm. Now that Suzuki is back in Malaysia underneath Naza Jap Motors, would you need the corporate to herald the brand new S-Cross to hitch the Swift Sport and Jimny?