2012 Suzuki S-Cross

Suzuki has unveiled the new S-Cross Concept at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. This concept is a preview version of the company’s next-generation C-segment crossover model - the replacement for the current SX4 crossover - set to arrive on the market in 2013.

The production version of the S-Cross will be built with the company’s slogan - "Way of Life!" - in mind and will focus on delivering exceptionally low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. In fact, Suzuki has promised that it will be amongst the lowest CO2 emitting cars in the crossover C-segment.

The S-Cross concept features a specially created Crystal Green Metallic body color and not by accident. According to Suzuki, the image it evokes is one of "nature in the city and the city in nature" - yet another statement of the promised lowest CO2 emissions.

UPDATE 09/27/2012: This review has been updated with the official details and images of the 2012 Suzuki S-Cross Concept.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2012 Suzuki S-Cross Concept.

Exterior and Interior

Suzuki S-Cross

The new Suzuki S-Cross is defined by its dynamic lines running from the front bumper to the rear of the body, as well as that cool Crystal Green Metallic body color combined with chrome-plated features. The headlamps and the tail lamps are offered with LED lights - a feature we will most likely see in the production version.

The mesh grille combines dark chrome and silky chrome elements, while the roof-line slopes downwards towards the rear. The concept is offered with a very cool set of 20" chrome wheels highlighted by boldly flared wing arches.

Specifications (mm)

Overall length4,310
Overall width1,840
Overall height1,600
Wheelbase2,600
Tires235/55R20

Engine

Suzuki S-Cross

Suzuki hasn’t offered any details on what engine is used for the S-Cross concept, but the company did promise that the production version will be amongst the lowest CO2 emitting cars in the crossover C-segment. We’re guessing it will feature a hybrid drivetrain.

When Can I Drive One?

A production version of the Suzuki S-Cross will be unveiled sometime in 2013.

Competition

Suzuki S-Cross

The production version of the Suzuki S-Cross will target small crossovers in the C-segment market, where the most powerful model is the recently announced Nissan Juke . The Juke is powered by a 1.6 liter engine that delivers an impressive 190 HP and 177 lb-ft of torque. With its 150 HP 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the previous SX4 was placed just behind the Juke, but we hope that the new generation will sit it higher on the list.

LOVE IT
  • Design is smooth and functional
  • Love that green color
  • Predicted to have lowest CO2 emissions in segment
LEAVE IT
  • Just a concept
  • No engine specifications yet

8 comments:

This concept has minimal changes to the exterior. I don’t find anything new on the details. I’m able to wait for further improvements on this concept.

I don’t like the exterior detailing on the S-Cross, but I’m willing to wait for that concept on the 2012 Paris Auto show.

Will they push it trough production, or they will just let it as a reservation?

Though they have improved the aerodynamics of this concept from their latest model, the design and interior details with the powertrain are still important which most consumers are checking first.

This concept is worth-waiting, but I doubt that they will follow this for I knew from the start that they are going to change something from this.

It receives fair reaction on this concept, but I found out that there’s nothing spectacular on this S-Cross.

All the edgy lines and dramatic details are pitched to the curb as expected when the production takes place.

This S-Cross concept shows slight improvement on its aerodynamics. I guess the more critical enhancement is the front fascia.

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