Suzuki Motor Corporation launched the new Suzuki S-Cross in the European market on 25th November 2021. Magyar Suzuki Corporation, Hungarian subsidiary owned by Suzuki manufactures the 2022 Suzuki S-Cross. Europe will see sales of the new S-Cross from the end of 2021, priced from £24,999 in the UK and later exported to Latin America, Oceania, and Asia.
Quick Look at the facts:
- New S-Cross looks more refined in design than its predecessor
- Offers several ADAS features
- Also has 48V mild-hybrid technology and a claimed WLTP fuel economy figure of 53.2mpg
Although unconfirmed, Maruti Suzuki is anticipated to introduce the next generation Maruti Suzuki S-Cross in India by mid-2022.
2022 Suzuki S-Cross gets fresh new styling inside and out and is underpinned by an updated version of the Global C platform.
It features a large, piano-black grille with a new honeycomb-like pattern. The grille is flanked on both sides by sleek headlamps with tri-beam LED elements, joined by a thick chrome strip running through the grille.
The front bumper is well sculpted, with newly designed fog lamps and silver skid plates, adding to the SUV appeal.
The front bonnet is much flatter and placed higher than the previous model enhancing SUV-like look of the vehicle.
In profile, the new S-Cross looks a lot boxier with a squared wheel arch moulding highlighting its higher ground clearance. The window line slopes upwards with a chrome garnish. Also, the shoulder lines on the sides make the car looks wider.
It gets new 17-inch dual-tone, five-spoke alloy wheels. The large wheels cross tough terrains easily. The rear section of the 2022 Suzuki S-Cross also receives tweaks, such as a
At the rear, the new S-Cross gets wraparound tail-lamps that are connected by a black strip, an integrated roof spoiler, and a boot. The tail lamps are positioned higher as well as the rear bumper to give the vehicle a rugged look.
An additional attraction is that S-Cross comes with a sunroof on top.
The second-gen S-Cross measures 4,300mm in length, 1,785mm in width, 1,585mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,600mm. This is identical to that of the outgoing one, but the overall height is 10mm shorter.
The boot has expanded from the previous model with a total of 430-litres of luggage space.
The interiors of the S-CROSS are finished with satin-chrome accents, a soft-touch instrument panel that is aesthetically designed and positioned. Moreover, the coordinated seat fabric design and use of premium leather supply a luxurious look and comfort to the passengers.
The dashboard gets a fresh design, with a larger, free-standing 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system taking centre stage on the dashboard. The central AC vents are placed below the screen.
The centre console houses the large, multifunctional 9-inch HD display audio system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and driving support functions such as vehicle information and camera image display.
The steering wheel, the gear lever, the power window switches, and even the climate control dials and buttons, all remain the same as that of the precious gen model. The new S-Cross, however, gets a revised instrument cluster.
High-spec variants of the S-Cross have features such as:
- Heated front seats
- 60:40 split rear seats
- Dual-zone climate control
- LED headlights
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Keyless entry
- Leather seat upholstery
- Panoramic sunroof
Several driver-assistance systems are also included as standard:
- Traffic-sign recognition
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
- Blind spot monitoring
- Front and rear parking sensors
- 360-degree parking camera
- Lane-keep assist
- Hill-hold assist
The new Suzuki S-Cross houses a 1.5L mild-hybrid petrol unit that generates 129bhp and 235Nm of peak torque. Suzuki’s new hybrid system combines a newly developed fuel-powered engine with a single Motor Generator Unit.
The Next-gen Smart Hybrid Technology adds to this refined drive by enhancing the performance and the fuel efficiency of the car.
Transmission options available include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. In European markets, the top-spec version of the S-Cross is also offered with Suzuki’s AllGrip AWD system with four selectable modes as standard.
The new S-Cross claims to accelerate from 0-100kph in 9.5sec (10.2sec for the four-wheel-drive models).
Suzuki claims the new S-Cross with a WLTP fuel economy figure of 53.2mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 120g/km. In addition, it meets the Euro 6d emissions regulations too.
The Smartplay Studio lets you stay connected, from responding to urgent text messages to navigating outdoor terrains; the infotainment system allows all sorts of functions with just a tap.
NEXA Safety Shield ensures protection with Dual-Front airbags, Seatbelt Pre-tensioners with Force Limiters and ISOFIX Child Seat Anchorages.
Variants of the current India-spec model
|Price (ex-showroom)||Rs 11.15 lakh for Manual & Rs 12.39 lakh for Automatic||Rs 9.95 lakh||Rs 9.60 lakh||Rs 8.39 lakh|
|Transmission Options||Manual and AT||Manual only|
|Comfort and Convenience||
Will second-generation S-Cross come to India?
Maruti Suzuki has not announced any future plans of S-Cross entering the Indian markets. Seeing that the current generation of S-Cross has been completely overwhelmed by models like Hyundai Creta and Kia Sonet, it is a good chance that this 2022 version will perform well with its new upgrades.
Other Upcoming Maruti Launches in India
Around 6 other upgraded models are on the list to be launched in India in the near future. The first in the list is, Maruti Suzuki Baleno with its anticipated heavy updates in early 2022.
Following that, Maruti Suzuki is also updating Brezza for a launch sometime next year. Comprehensive updates for the Ertiga and XL6 MPVs come after that. Next is the much-awaited Jimny, which is the most exciting launch expected from Maruti. Last but not the least, Maruti Suzuki with Toyota, is developing a midsize SUV that’s expected to debut sometime in 2023 and rival Hyundai’s Creta.