We brought you the first details of the S-Cross crossover concept, complete with a heavily disguised teaser image. No Suzuki is allowing us to see a little more ahead of the covers coming off the new concept in Paris next week.
All we could garner from the initial image and supplementary design sketches was that the S-Cross should be a sharply styled crossover with a bold exterior.
Defined creases visible in the concept above run from the car’s flanks into the boot lid. This fits with Suzuki’s statement that the S-Cross will be a coupe-like 4×4 vehicle.
And now we know it’s green…
In more ways than one, too. The S-Cross has not yet been confirmed for production, however, if the vehicle were to get the green light it is possible the S-Cross would use a version of the 178hp 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine from the Kizashi saloon.
Another possible candidate to give the S-Cross its motive force is the 135hp 2.0-litre DDiS turbodiesel from the existing Suzuki SX4.
It is thought the S-Cross could preview a possible replacement for the SX4 and would also utilise that car’s four-wheel drive transmission, although two-wheel drive versions would also be offered.
Suzuki says the S-Cross embodies “emotion x quality x aerodynamics” – the crossover SUV will go up against vehicles such as the quirky Nissan Juke, as well as the Nissan Qashqai, however, it’s more coupe-like proportions will give it an edge in the looks department.
Although nothing has been confirmed, it is highly likely the S-Cross will get the production go-ahead. Expect the S-Cross to hit UK shores as soon as the end of next year.
Check back for more information on the Suzuki S-Cross concept after its unveiling at the Paris Motor Show next week.