The 2017 model year version has the Suzuki S-Cross going through extensive changes as the mid life-cycle facelift is arriving to rekindle consumer interest.
Four years after the premiere, the ‘C’ segment S-Cross SUV is getting a revision – which includes a new front end as well as a new set of engine options. Starting from the front, the crossover gets a more prominent grille that has fake chrome fixtures. The headlights can also boast LED technology in SZ-T trim, while the back lighting clusters get standard LEDs. There’s also a new rugged black plastic diffuser that bodes well with the newly modified ride height. Now the sport utility vehicle sits 15 millimeters higher than its predecessor, at 180 millimeters (7.0 inches).
The cabin brings a fresh dashboard and new trim with soft-touch materials and framing highlights for the center control panel. The SZ4 and SZ-T trims get new seat fabrics, and there’s also a double sliding panoramic glass sunroof. The SZ4 trim gets Bluetooth, daytime running lights, and heated door mirrors while the more upscale SZ-T trim also adds satellite navigation, a rear parking camera, front and rear parking proximity sensors, and dual automatic climate control. The S Cross joins the Vitara S and Baleno in getting a new family of Boosterjet engines. The entry level is an 1.0-liter turbocharged packing 111 horsepower (82 kilowatts) and 125 pound-feet (170 newton-meter) of torque. Pay more and you get the 1.4-liter Boosterjet engine delivering 138 horsepower (102 kilowatts) and 162 pound-feet (220 newton-meter) of torque. The most desirable of the pack is of course the 1.6-liter diesel with 236 pound-feet (320 newton-meter) of torque, and all three options get a standard four-mode AllGrip system.