Suzuki and Toyota’s global partnership has given yet another new product. This time a Toyota RAV4-based ACross. Launched in the international markets, the ACross will be positioned above the Suzuki Vitara that is already on sale in many international markets. The ACross has become the Japanese brand’s flagship SUV in the global line-up but it is unlikely to be launched in the Indian market anytime soon.
The all-new Suzuki ACross shares a lot of body panels with the Toyota RAV4 but it distinctly looks different from the Toyota. It gets a sleek grille in the front with sweptback LED headlamps that get bi-beam projectors and boomrang-shaped LED DRLs that add a unique identity to the vehicle. The front-end gets a massive hexagonal air intake that makes the ACross look very aggressive. In terms of size, it is slightly bigger than Tata Harrier. It gets a five-seat layout with about 490 litres of boot space. The ACross also looks tough with the front skid plate, flared wheel arches with cladding and several creases on the side. The blacked-out pillar gives it floating roofline design while the split tail lamps with LED make it a premium looking vehicle.
The cabin also gets a premium ambience with an all-black theme. There is also the use of soft-touch material on the dashboard and door trims. In the middle of the dashboard, a massive 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system is positioned. It offers several connectivity features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The ACross will offer several high-end features including automatic AC, digital instrument cluster and safety features like pre-collision system, lane-tracking assist, dynamic radar-based cruise control system, road sign assist, blind-spot monitor, multiple airbags and more.
The ACross is powered by the RAV4’s new hybrid system. The plug-in hybrid system gets powered by a four-cylinder petrol engine that gets a couple of electric motors. The 2.5-litre petrol engine generates a maximum power of 175 PS while the electric motor positioned in the front axle produces a maximum of 182 PS and 270. Another electric motor mounted on the rear axle produces a maximum of 54 PS and 121 Nm. It can reach a top speed of 180 km/h.
The all-wheel-drive system consists of Suzuki’s E-Four electric 4X4 system. The combined power of the powertrain remains unknown as of now but it is expected to produce more than 300 PS of power. The car will also get 18.1 kWh battery that is mounted on the floor. It can power the car in full electric mode for 75 km of travel.