Suzuki S-Cross Turbo 2016 review | first drive

Suzuki's S-Cross baby crossover is no longer a bargain basement proposition. The maker has dumped the cheapest version of the S-Cross and replaced it with a much more expensive, turbocharged model presented as an alternative to its Vitara small SUV.

The S-Cross used to be priced from $22,990 drive-away but the new model will start from $28,990 drive-away. A better equipped version will cost $30,990.

That's a big leap but Suzuki managing director Andrew Moore says the move is designed to attract older, more conservative buyers who want more equipment and aren't sold on the more rugged SUV styling of the Vitara.

The new S-Cross has had a visual makeover, with a bolder front grille, new alloy wheels and updated touchscreen infotainment set-up. Gone are the 1.6-litre engine and continuously variable transmission, replaced by the 1.4-litre turbo and standard six-speed auto from the Vitara. Read more...

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14 Feb 2017

By Richard Blackburn