A gutsy development: that is what you see and what you “feel” when you travel on board the second generation Suzuki S-Cross. A segment C Suv (4.3 m long) that joins the Vitara (same segment) and the compact Junny for a comprehensive offering in this expanding area that is destined to expand even further at the end of 2016 with the new segment A Ignis, in 2017 with a segment B model and with two more new models to come in the following two years. Suzuki’s growth (about 3 million units produced in 2015-2016) is closely linked to this sector.

The redesigned S-Cross derives from the model presented three years ago and was developed in Japan. The feistier front stands out, with the new chrome grille with vertical elements, the Led lights and sculpted bonnet. The rear part presents a high spoiler and bumper trim reminiscent of an air extractor. In addition, a wider range of colours with the new metallic shades Capri blue, Detroit grey, Grand Canyon orange and Seville red. In the cabin, a soft touch dash, silver trim for the vents and panels, 7” display with glossy black frame, new patterns for the upholstery, blue backlit instrument panel. Three trim levels: Easy, Cool and Top. For all of them, safety features that include Hill-hold, tyre monitoring, multi-functional steering-wheel, cruise control and brake servo.

All engines are turbocharged: 1.0/112 bhp three-cylinder Boosterjet petrol with 2WD only; 1.4/140 bhp four-cylinder Boosterjet petrol with 2WD and 4WD Allgrip; 1.6/120 bhp DDiS diesel with 2wWD and 4WD Allgrip. 5- and 6-speed manual transmissions, and a 6-speed automatic with torque converter and double clutch.