O Suzuki S-Cross became a luxury car in Brazil. It has only one version, with a 140 hp 1.4 turbo engine and all-wheel drive and costs R$ 178,990. The limited offer may be motivated by the approach of the launch of the new generation, which has already been seen without any concealment.
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The photos were published by the page “Suzuki Garage”, on the social network. In the pictures, the new S-Cross looks undisguised and shows a design very different from the current one and even innovative, inspired by the XL6 and XL7 models that are sold in other markets.
Up front, you can see a new hexagonal grid. It is surrounded by horizontal LED lights that invade the side of the model. They are joined by a metallic strip that crosses the grille (with the letter ‘S’, the Suzuki logo highlighted) and moves forward into the headlights.
The A-pillar is similar to the current version, which shows that the company’s designers have reused some features of the old S-Cross for the new generation. The trunk lid has also changed and, on its door, there are flashlights that are connected to the bar. The feeling is that the crossover is bigger.
When developing some images, the presence of a hybrid logo on the models is visible, which indicates that it is one of the engines that will be offered by the S-Cross. There are no details yet on what this option will look like.
In Europe, it is offered with a single turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine with a mild hybrid system that produces 129 hp and around 24 kgfm. This engine can be paired with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Units offered for the Australian market are more powerful. They offer 140 hp and 22.43 kgfm, but without hybrid system and only with automatic transmission.
Suzuki may even have a partnership with another Japanese brand, Toyota. The fruits of this friendship may be the loan of hybrid engines 1.5 and 1.8 for the new S-Cross, but there is no confirmation yet.
However, some safety systems, such as the automatic emergency brake, are not offered for the Australian market, but for Europe. As for the interior, no pictures have been released, but other updates are expected, such as a larger multimedia center and a new steering wheel.