Suzuki has revealed the all-new S-Cross. It is still called Suzuki “SX4 S-Cross”. There were some rumours that Suzuki might remove the “SX4” suffix and simply call it “S-Cross” just like Maruti Suzuki do in the Indian market. Here, we have new official images and details of the 2022 S-Cross.
The new S-Cross measures 4,300 mm in length, 1,785 mm in width and 1,585 mm in height. Suzuki might say that the S-Cross is all new but the dimensions are identical to the current S-Cross. So, it looks more like a heavy facelift. Having said that, the height has been decreased by 10 mm. The wheelbase also stays the same at 2,600 mm. It is still based on the Global C platform but the platform itself has been slightly updated.
The design of the S-Cross is all new. The previous generation of S-Cross was criticized because it looked more like a crossover whereas the competitors looked like a SUV. Suzuki has rectified that by changing the design of the 2022 S-Cross completely. The new S-Cross looks like a SUV.
There are new three-point LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps. There is a thick horizontal chrome slat that sits in the centre of the new hexagonal grille. The bumper has been redesigned and gets new fog lamps housing with turn indicators placed in them. There is also a faux skid plate.
On the sides, there are squared-off wheel arches with thick plastic cladding. There are new 17-inch alloy wheels with a 5-spoke design. At the rear, there are new split clear lens tail lamps with a black stripe in the centre. The rear bumper is also chunky and gets a rear fog lamp and a faux skid plate.
The interior has been redesigned. However, if you look closely you would be able to see that a lot of parts have been carried over from the previous S-Cross. For instance, the door pads, gear lever, power window switches, gear lever, climate control dials etc.
There are some new bits also. It now comes with a new analogue instrument cluster but the multi-information display that sits in the centre is still the same, only the colour scheme has been updated. There is a new floating 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. We expect that we will see the new infotainment system on the upcoming 2022 Baleno and the new-gen Vitara Brezza. Both of which have already been spotted being tested on our Indian roads.
The 2022 S-Cross comes with automatic climate control, multi-function steering wheel, keyless entry, panoramic sunroof, push-button to start/stop the engine, leather upholstery, heated front seats, front and rear parking sensors and much more.
Suzuki has also added an Advanced Driver Assistance System to the S-Cross. It now comes with autonomous emergency braking, lane departure prevention, lane keep assist, traffic-sign recognition, adaptive cruise control with stop and go and blindspot monitoring.
In the global markets, S-Cross is offered with a 1.4-litre Boosterjet petrol engine. It produces 127 hp and 235 Nm of peak torque. So, now changes have been made to the powertrain. The mild-hybrid technology has been updated to a 48 Volt system. Finally, Suzuki has upgraded their 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox to a 6-speed unit. You can also get the S-Cross with a 6-speed manual gearbox and Suzuki’s AllGrip AWD.