Suzuki S-Cross crossover concept for 2012 Paris Motor Show

Suzuki’s new S-Cross concept car will make its world debut at next month’s 2012 Paris Motor Show, embodying the Japanese firm’s vision for a future mid-sized crossover.

The S-Cross concept embodies “emotion, quality and aerodynamics”, according to Suzuki, typified by the car’s distinctive dynamic lines that suggest stability and solidity, yet give an agile stance and a cutting-edge crossover look.

The concept vehicle’s design sketch shows a sharply styled coupé-like 4×4 vehicle. Suzuki is yet to confirm whether the new car will make production. However, if it does, it will go up against similar vehicles such as the Nissan Juke crossover, as well as the larger Nissan Qashqai.

The S-Cross sketch reveals the car will be shown in five-door guise, albeit with disguised ‘invisible’ rear door handles.

If a version of the S-Cross were to be put forward for production, it is possible the car would use the 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine mated to Suzuki’s CVT transmissions as used in the Kizashi saloon.

It is thought the S-Cross will replace the firm’s existing Suzuki SX4 compact crossover vehicle, with an introduction date of late 2013 mooted.

Check back for more information on the Suzuki S-Cross concept closer to the vehicle’s international debut at Paris, as well as for full pictures of the car once the covers come off next month: T W White will be at the show, bringing you all the news of the latest Suzukis.

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