The new Suzuki SX4 Crossover mid-size off-roader has been unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
Effectively the production-ready version of the firm’s S-Cross crossover concept shown at last year’s Paris show, the firm’s latest SUV breaks new ground for the Japanese manufacturer.
Until now Suzuki’s line-up hasn’t featured a true crossover, although the regular Suzuki SX4 does boast four-wheel drive and plenty of practicality.
The new Suzuki SX4 Crossover is much more premium, but also combines the firm’s compact car know-how with technologies honed for off-roaders.
Add to that a sleek and stylish body with excellent levels of practicality and the Suzuki SX4 Crossover looks to have all bases covered.
Options such as a panoramic glass roof with double sliding glass panels will give the vehicle a superbly spacious and airy feel – it’s not a trick of the light though…
Offering class-leading passenger space and luggage capacity at 430 litres, the Suzuki SX4 Crossover will give excellent flexibility to cope with the rigours of daily life and all that busy families can throw at it.
There’ll be the option of 1.6-litre petrol and turbodiesel engines, although Suzuki has not outlined how much power the new car will be produce in either guise.
Rest assured performance will be strong, thanks to a lightweight body and Suzuki’s next generation ALLGRIP intelligent four-wheel drive (only sending power to the rear wheels when the car sense a loss of grip, helping efficiency).
These factors benefit the Suzuki SX4 Crossover even further still – four-wheel drive traction and a low kerb weight will give great traction and agility, meaning the car will be as engaging and interesting to drive as it is to look at.
Petrol variants of the SX4 Crossover will get the option of a five-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmissions, while diesel cars get either a six-speed manual or the same CVT gearbox as the petrol.
It should help return strong efficiency, with the lowest CO2 emissions coming from the two-wheel drive diesel manual, producing just 110g/km when fitted with stop-start technology.
Suzuki has not yet revealed any pricing information or a UK on-sale date as yet, but T W White & Sons will bring you the latest news on the stylish, sporty and practical Suzuki SX4 Crossover when more details are unveiled.