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

2012 Suzuki S-Cross Exterior Drawings
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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 length 4,310
Overall width 1,840
Overall height 1,600
Wheelbase 2,600
Tires 235/55R20

Engine

2012 Suzuki S-Cross High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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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

2012 Suzuki S-Cross High Resolution Exterior
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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.

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8 comments:

  (728) posted on 08.17.2012

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.

  (473) posted on 08.16.2012

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.

  (467) posted on 08.16.2012

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

  (463) posted on 08.16.2012

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.

  (807) posted on 08.15.2012

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.

  (507) posted on 08.15.2012

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

  (325) posted on 08.14.2012

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

  (683) posted on 08.14.2012

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

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