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Suzuki S-Cross facelifted for 2017

Suzuki has revealed its 2017 S-Cross, which gains new engines and revised styling and grades.

Facelifted Suzuki S-Cross

Suzuki’s new S-Cross brings two new petrol engines alongside the 1.6-litre diesel

On display at this week’s Paris Motor Show, the facelifted C-segment crossover joins the line-up three years after the first S-Cross was launched and brings bolder front-end styling, including new headlights, plus updated tail-lights and ground clearance increased from 165mm to 180mm.

Engine line-up sees the previous 1.6-litre petrol replaced by two Boosterjet turbocharged units in the form of a 109bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine and a 137bhp 1.4-litre unit.

The smaller engine brings 9% more torque than the old 1.6-litre, standing at 125lb.ft, along with a 11% decrease in CO2 emissions to 113g/km with manual transmission or 119g/km with the optional automatic transmission. It also brings a 10% improvement in combined fuel consumption. The 1.4-litre offers 41% more torque at 162lb.ft and is also 17% more powerful and 4% more economical.

The 1.6-litre DDiS diesel is also offered and brings CO2 emissions of 106g/km with fuel consumption of 68.8mpg on the combined cycle for the two-wheel drive version. All engines come with Auto Stop Start system.

Drivers can also specify Suzuki’s Allgrip four-wheel drive across the engine line-up and on the two higher grades. CO2 emissions for the new 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol engine with manual transmission are 119g/km and 127g/km for the 1.4-litre, rising to 128g/km for the automatic 1.4-litre version. The 1.6-litre DDiS engine Allgrip model has a figure of 114g/km.

Three grades are offered – SZ4, SZ-T and SZ5 – with the middle trim particularly aimed at fleet drivers.

Standard equipment across the line-up includes seven airbags, ESP, Bluetooth, DAB digital radio, air conditioning, 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control with speed limiter, air conditioning, heated door mirrors, black protective skid plates and black wheel arch extensions.

The fleet-orientated SZ-T grade adds LED Projector Headlamps, satellite navigation, polished 17-inch alloy wheels, rear parking camera, front and rear parking proximity sensors, Dual Zone automatic air conditioning, front fog lamps, rear privacy glass, silver roof rails and silver rear skid plates.

Equipment for the top of the range SZ5 model includes Radar Brake Support (RBS), leather seat upholstery, heated front seats, double sliding panoramic sunroof and aluminium roof rails.

The facelifted S-Cross goes on sale on 17 October, with prices starting at £14,999 for the SZ4 1.0 petrol with manual transmission – up from £14,000 for the previous SX4 model with the 1.6-litre petrol. Suzuki predicts full-year sales of around 5,000 units.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.