2022 Suzuki S-Cross Revealed
Suzuki has recently revealed the first images and facts about the second-generation S-Cross. The 2022 Suzuki S-Cross features new interior and exterior aesthetics, is built on an upgraded version of the Global C platform, and is powered by Suzuki’s 1.4-litre Boosterjet petrol engine.
The second-generation Suzuki S-Cross has a length of 4,300mm, a width of 1,785mm, a height of 1,585mm, and a wheelbase of 2,600mm. The new model’s length, breadth, and wheelbase are eerily similar to the previous one, despite the fact that the total height is 10mm lower.
The 2019 Suzuki S-Cross appears to be more SUV-like than its predecessor. The 2022 Suzuki S-Cross has a significantly bigger piano black grille with a unique honeycomb-like design upfront. The grille is bordered on both sides by sleek and attractive tri-beam LED headlights, which are united by a broad chrome strip running across the grille with the Suzuki emblem in the centre. The front bumper is well-sculpted, with a new design for the fog lamps and their surrounds; it also has silver skid plates, which adds to the SUV’s beauty. The front bonnet is substantially flattered now, giving it a more SUV-like appearance.
In profile, the 2022 Suzuki S-Cross seems boxier and has beefier cladding, distinguishing it from its predecessor. The window line slopes softly upwards and even has a chrome garnish. It also has new 17-inch dual-tone five-spoke alloy wheels. The shoulder line on both sides is significantly stronger, giving the impression that the car is broader than it is. The new S-Cross receives wraparound taillamps joined by a black strip, an integrated roof spoiler, and an upright boot at the back. The rear bumper is also nicely sculpted, with luminous inlays and a silver skid plate.
According to Suzuki, the revised design gives the S-Cross a more roomy and adaptable cabin, as well as increased safety.
The inside of the new S-Cross has been updated in the same way as the outside has. The dashboard receives a new look, with a bigger, free-standing 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system taking centre stage. The central AC vents are now located beneath the screen and are much sleeker than before. A similar interior design may be expected on the facelifted Brezza and Baleno, both of which are set to launch in India next year.
Nonetheless, Suzuki has brought over numerous switchgear from the previous model into the new S-Cross. This covers, among other things, the steering wheel, the gear lever, the power window controls, and even the climate control dials and buttons. The new S-Cross, on the other hand, receives a revamped instrument cluster that may also make its way to India with the 2022 Brezza and Baleno.
Suzuki, on the other hand, hasn’t skimped on features. Heated front seats, dual-zone temperature control, LED lighting, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, keyless entry, leather seat upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, and a 360-degree parking camera are now standard on top-spec S-Cross models. Traffic-sign recognition, automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, blindspot monitoring, lane departure prevention, and front and rear parking sensors are all standard features.
The second-generation Suzuki S-Cross, like its predecessor, is built on the Global C platform, although an improved version.
Under the hood, the 2022 Suzuki S-Cross is driven by Suzuki’s 1.4-litre Boosterjet petrol engine, which delivers 127hp and 235Nm of peak torque, same like the previous generation. This engine is notable for its 48V mild-hybrid technology, which not only increases fuel efficiency but also accelerates. The new S-Cross is available with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. In European regions, the top-spec S-Cross comes standard with Suzuki’s AllGrip AWD system with four selectable settings. Suzuki boasts that the 2022 Suzuki S-Cross can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds (10.2sec for the four-wheel-drive models).
In regions such as India, the S-Cross is now available with a 1.5-litre normally aspirated petrol engine producing 105hp and 138Nm of torque. If and when the new S-Cross arrives in India, this engine will most likely remain untouched.
For the time being, the S-Cross is only available in a few European regions. There is no word on whether the model would be available in India in the future. In India, the current-generation S-Cross has been entirely absorbed by the likes of the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos in the midsize SUV sector, and Maruti Suzuki might do very well with the model’s upgraded version here if it decides to introduce it here.
While there is no word on whether the 2022 Suzuki S-Cross would be available in India, Maruti Suzuki is preparing a host of new goods for our market. The first of them is likely to be the extensively revised Maruti Suzuki Baleno, which is set to launch early next year. Following that, Maruti Suzuki is working on a significantly redesigned Brezza that would be available in India in 2022. Maruti has also planned extensive improvements for its Ertiga and XL6 MPVs. In addition, the manufacturer has been working on the much-anticipated 5-door Jimny for India. Maruti Suzuki is also working with Toyota on a Creta-rivaling midsize SUV, which is anticipated to launch in 2023.