The Suzuki S-Cross returns with a third opus, which is more modern and technological, and retains its 48V light hybridization petrol engine.

Suzuki has just lifted the veil on the third generation of the Suzuki S-Cross, previously known by the surname SX4 when it was launched in 2006: it now displays a more modern style, although evolving timidly, in an attempt to find its way in an increasingly competitive compact SUV market.

This new version is distinguished mainly by its front face, more robust and marked by a grille whose imposing chrome strip connects the two LED headlights. As with the previous opus, the black plastic protections are generous in the lower parts of the body, while there are aluminum-style shoes on the front and rear bumpers.

Inside, the atmosphere is rather classic and seems to have taken many elements from the second generation, but is updated with the arrival of a new 9-inch touchscreen multimedia system, compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android. Auto. The boot has a volume of 430 liters, which can be extended thanks to the modularity of the 60/40 folding bench.

Under the hood, we find the 1.4-liter turbo petrol engine with 129 horsepower and 235 Nm of torque, fitted with 48V SHVS micro-hybridization and associated with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. An AllGrip version with all-wheel drive is also available.

On the equipment side, the new S-Cross has emergency braking assistance, adaptive cruise control, 360 ° camera, lane departure warning, lane correction assistance, driver vigilance alert, traffic sign recognition system, blind spot detection, hill start assist, as well as a rear traffic detection system.

The new Suzuki S-Cross will go on sale early in 2022, at prices to be announced later.