Revised Suzuki S-Cross will go on sale in October with styling updates and new engines
29 September 2016

The facelifted Suzuki S-Cross crossover has been revealed at the Paris motor show.

As well as styling revisions, the S-Cross has a revised engine line-up, improved specification and extra features. The entry price is now £14,999, up from £14,000 for the current 1.6-litre petrol model. It will go on sale in the UK on 17 October.

The 1.6-litre petrol engine is absent from the new S-Cross and has been replaced by turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder and 1.4-litre four-cylinder Boosterjet units, which promise improved CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. The 1.4-litre Boosterjet was introduced in the Vitara earlier this year, and the 1.0 version is also available in the Baleno.

The 109bhp 1.0-litre engine has 9% more torque than the outgoing 1.6, up to 125lb ft. It also reduces emissions by 11% to 113g/km when used with a manual gearbox and improves fuel consumption by 10%.

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The 1.4-litre unit generates 138bhp and 162lb ft, which is 41% more torque than the outgoing 1.6-litre engine. A 1.6-litre diesel unit is also available.

The S-Cross’s design has been updated by way of a new front end that Suzuki describes as being more distinctive and upright, while new headlights sharpen the look and are said to operate more efficiently. New LED tail-lights keep the back end up to date and the new car rides higher than the current model, with 180mm of ground clearance compared to 165mm.

Inside, the soft-touch dashboard has been redesigned and the SZ4 and SZ-T models have a new design of seat fabric.

Three grades of S-Cross will be available: SZ4, SZ-T and SZ5. All have seven airbags and ESP as standard, as well as a DAB, air conditioning and cruise control with a speed limiter.

The SZ-T model, which is aimed primarily at fleet users, adds features such as 17in alloys, a rear parking camera with front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone air conditioning and front foglights.

The range-topping SZ5 features radar brake support, heated leather seats and a panoramic sunroof.

Suzuki’s Allgrip four-wheel drive system is available on the top two grades and with all-three engine choices.

Phill Tromans

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10 August 2016
Hell that looks bad. I've just got rid of my S-Cross, my third new Suzuki during the past decade. Now don't get me wrong, Suzuki do some things well, but the cars have always felt like they have been signed off 80% through the development process. My S-Cross had poor refinement, poor ride, felt slack at speed and felt cheap (which I suppose it was and so some of the quality issues can be overlooked). Putting a new (ugly) face on it will not redress these issues although they are decent value. A shame, they could be so much more with relatively little extra cost. I also wonder about the direction of the company. The surprisingly fun to drive Splash has been replaced with the awful looking Celerio, the S-Cross, not exactly a style icon is being updated to look like a gargoyle, the Vitara just isn't big enough and leaves most Grand Vitara owners to look elsewhere for a replacement. Meanwhile the Baleno has been launched giving them two superminis in the range, neither of which, despite my mild affection for the Swift, anywhere near a class leading proposition. Ten years ago I bought my first Swift and thought Suzuki were at the start of an exciting left field path; where they are now doesn't seem so exciting to me although I'm glad the Vitara has been a success. I wish them well but I don't want to own one any more and that's a shame.

11 August 2016
and nice looking facelift, gives the 'to soft' current version a cutting edge. As I've said before this is the weakest model in Suzuki's otherwise superb range

11 August 2016
xxxx wrote:

and nice looking facelift, gives the 'to soft' current version a cutting edge. As I've said before this is the weakest model in Suzuki's otherwise superb range

I agree, though its difficult to see this new front end in the context of entire car due to the picture angle. A stronger front end should make the overall look much better.

11 August 2016
After looking down in the mouth since its original launch a bit of hardcore roughness is long overdue. The car is well thought out, may not be the best looker but much improved front end with raised ride height should give it the boost it nerds.

26 September 2016
They have replaced the droopy snout and oversized headlamps with a nasty grill. At least the headlights are in proportion. Suzuki need to work on interior design though, their dashboards always appear dated.

27 September 2016
The more I look at the new chrome front end the less I like the 'Americanism' of it, a bit Jeep like. As to the comment "The SZ-T model, which is aimed primarily at fleet users" is actually the most appealing private purchase, not over priced like the top versions but has the all important rear view camera for such a car with limited rear view, also has privacy glass.

27 September 2016
With the Vitara you can buy different grills, will the same be possible with the s-cross? Lets hope so!

27 September 2016
Had a few days with the S-Cross once and agree with Shrub's analysis, amazing value but it was flighty at speed, the 1.6 diesel had a strange notch in torque just a the point you pull away making a smooth starts need a lot more rev's than normal..did no one notice during R&D? - Hate the new look, it did need beefing up but this looks very a Daewoo which is not what you want!


27 September 2016
so should the company's tastes! Its never a shame unless you had a terrible ownership experience for the last 20 years

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