Suzuki has revealed the second-generation S-Cross small SUV, which will go on sale sometime in 2022. With a new look, a revised interior and new safety technology, the 2022 Suzuki S-Cross is not an all-new car, but new enough to keep it fresh for a number of years. The S-Cross competes with the Toyota C-HR, Hyundai Kona, Mazda CX-30 and Nissan Qashqai.
Suzuki Australia General Manager – Automobile, Mr. Michael Pachota said the introduction of the all-new S-Cross will be influential for Suzuki’s continued growth in the SUV market.
“With the launch of the all-new S-Cross and its potential long list of upgraded features and specifications on safety, driver convenience and class leading value, there is no doubt we will continue to increase our presence in the growing SUV market.”
The all-new S-Cross is scheduled for launch in 2022, with further details regarding Australian specification, features and pricing to be released closer to time of launch.
Stylistically, the 2022 Suzuki S-Cross has been given a new look with a much more modern front and rear styling treatment given to what appears to be the same body as the current car. At the front are angular and bold LED headlights with a large grille and reshaped front end, while at the rear, the taillights are also all-new and are joined. New wheels complete the new look.
Inside the 2022 Suzuki S-Cross has changed as well, with a new touchscreen system measuring 9.0-inches now fitted with a slightly revised dashboard layout. A stitched soft-touch piece now lies on the dashboard for greater quality, while the car’s trims have also seen revisions.
Measuring 4,300mm long, 1,785mm wide, 1,585mm tall and with a 2,600mm long wheelbase, the 2022 Suzuki S-Cross measures identical to the model it replaces. Even the 430-litre boot is the same.
Under the bonnet of the 2022 Suzuki S-Cross is expected to be the same in Australia as the current model: a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine from Suzuki’s ‘BoosterJet’ engine family making 103kW of power and 220Nm of torque. European buyers will also have the option of a 48V mild-hybrid version of the same engine making 96kW/235Nm.
Local cars are expected to be offered solely with a six-speed automatic transmission and likely solely in front-wheel drive form, though all-wheel drive could be offered again.
Suzuki has also confirmed that active safety tech such as auto emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and lane weave alert will finally be made available on Australian-spec S-Cross models.
Other available equipment will include wireless phone charging, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and start, leather upholstery with heated front seats, a 360-degree parking camera and a panoramic sunroof. As with the current model, the sole production facility for Australian-spec 2022 Suzuki S-Cross models will be in Hungary.
The 2022 Suzuki S-Cross will go on sale in 2022 with local pricing and specifications to be announced before then. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.