The Suzuki S-Cross was introduced in 2013 as a replacement to the Suzuki SX4 in some European markets, while in other markets they are sold alongside each other, as the S-Cross is larger than the SX4. While the original SX4 was a joint venture between Suzuki and Fiat (which led to the Fiat Sedici), the S-Cross is solely a Suzuki product.
Suzuki S-Cross Overview
The Suzuki S-Cross, also known as the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross in some markets, is a compact crossover SUV by the Japanese automaker Suzuki. Introduced as a successor to the older SX4 in 2013, the S-Cross was aimed at the rapidly growing compact SUV segment. While the original Suzuki SX4 was a compact car available in both sedan and hatchback forms, with the hatchback having a distinct crossover-esque design, the new S-Cross transitioned fully into the crossover SUV segment.
The S-Cross features a modern design with characteristic SUV elements such as elevated ground clearance, roof rails, and a prominent front grille. Over the years, it has received design updates to keep it fresh and in line with contemporary aesthetics.
The S-Cross has been offered with various engines, including petrol and diesel options, depending on the market. Common engine choices have included a 1.0L Boosterjet petrol, a 1.4L Boosterjet petrol, and a 1.6L diesel. Both manual and automatic transmissions have been available, and while it’s predominantly a front-wheel-drive vehicle, Suzuki has offered an all-wheel-drive version, called the “AllGrip,” in certain markets and trims.
Suzuki S-Cross Sales Figures
The Suzuki S-Cross has been well-received in various markets, particularly in regions where compact SUVs are popular. Its mix of practicality, affordability, and features makes it an attractive choice for those seeking a versatile vehicle without breaking the bank. It has been especially popular in European markets and has helped bolster Suzuki’s presence in the SUV and crossover segments.