The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross crossover will go on sale this October priced from £14,999, the Japanese carmaker has confirmed.
It’s great news for drivers looking for a funky, fresh, practical and efficient off-roader, too, as that makes the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross £1,896 cheaper than even the entry-level Nissan Qashqai.
That’s for the entry-level SZ3 trim with the firm’s 1.6-litre petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission – it’s a lively little unit, too, producing 120hp and hitting 62mph from rest in 11 seconds dead.
The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross will also be offered with a 120hp 1.6-litre turbodiesel mated to a six-speed manual or CVT automatic gearbox. It’s superbly efficient, offering more power and better fuel economy than the Nissan Qashqai.
That means 67.2mpg combined with just 110g/km CO2, making the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross eligible for road tax at the low rate of £20 per year.
The Nissan offers just 110hp compared to the S-Cross, returns only 54.3mpg combined and puts out the same 110g/km CO2.
It’s also more practical than its main rivals, too, boasting 430 litres of boot space with the rear seats in place, compared to Nissan’s 410-litre offering.
For drivers looking for extra peace of mind, the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross will also be available with the firm’s intelligent AllGrip four-wheel drive system on both the 1.6 petrol and diesel models. This will give extra traction when it’s needed – on wet roads, or for light off-roading, for example – but the system is also intelligent, so it won’t hurt efficiency.
Normally, the engine’s power will be sent to the front wheels only, but if the car’s electronic brain senses a front tyre losing grip, it can redirect power to the rear. There are four choosable modes, including auto, sport, snow and lock, allowing you to adjust the system’s parameters to the road conditions or the type of driving intended.
Four-wheel drive is only available on the top SZ5 trim level, with prices starting at £21,549 on the 1.6 petrol manual.
There’s an equipment specification to cater for all tastes, needs and budgets, too, ranging from the base-spec SZ3 trim level right through to top of the range SZ5 guise.
SZ3 cars get air-conditioning, cruise control, a USB connection and alloy wheels as standard, offering excellent value for money that Suzuki is renowned for throughout the rest of its range.
SZ4 trim adds Bluetooth, keyless go and a few styling tweaks, while SZ5 spec cars delight with a comprehensive range of equipment, including a fully panoramic twin sunroof amongst other clever features.
If you’re a company car driver, there’s also a SZ-T trim level that gets sat-nav, a DAB digital radio and a rear parking camera as standard, starting from £17,749.
The Suzuki SX4 S-cross is the car that will bring the Japanese carmaker to the forefront of the crossover sector, paving the way for a range of new models that’ll upset the automotive apple cart – so watch this space.
In the meantime, if you’re interested in the SX4 S-Cross, why not contact T W White & Sons Suzuki in Effingham, Surrey for more pricing and specification information on the firm’s off-roader – you can also ring our team on 0844 539 6753.
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