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2017 Suzuki S-Cross refresh gets design tweaks, turbo engines

2017 Suzuki S-Cross refresh gets design tweaks, turbo engines image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Suzuki | posted September 28, 2016 12:43

C-segment contender gets cabin, powertrain upgrades

Suzuki's stake in the C-segment crossover gets a mild overhaul for 2017. According to Suzuki, the 2017 S-Cross now gets a more distinct front fascia, slightly higher ground clearance, tweaked cabin and new turbocharged engines.

Starting with the exterior revisions, Suzuki claimed the 2017 S-Cross' front end now has a more upright styling and a bolder appearance. Also present are the chrome-lined front grill and the LED-accented headlights (top-spec models only). Rounding it all off are the new black plastic diffuser, LED combination taillights and raised ride height (165mm to 180mm).

Rear quarter of the 2017 S-Cross

Inside, the dashboard now gets soft touch plastic trim, along with splashes of faux metal finished trim. Top-end models will even get new fabric seats and a double-sliding panoramic glass sunroof.

As for features and amenities, the S-Cross can be specified with the following: satellite navigation, dual-zone climate control, reverse camera, front and rear parking sensors, Bluetooth connectivity and daytime running lights.

Inside the 2017 S-Cross

For 2017, the S-Cross is the third model from Suzuki to receive the new line of Boosterjet turbocharged engines. The smallest of the gasoline engines is the 1.0-liter engine which delivers 111 PS and 170 Nm of torque. Next is the 1.4-liter motor which puts out 138 PS and 220 Nm of torque.

Also available is a turbodiesel engine in the form of the 1.6-liter DDiS. It benefit from a variable geometry turbo and produces a torque output of 320 Nm. Horsepower rating was not revealed however.

The 2017 S-Cross in action

All of the engines are connected to Suzuki's AllGrip four-wheel-drive system which allows the S-Cross to take on gravel, rock, mud and snow according to the automaker. Transmission options still include either a 5-speed manual and a continuously variable transmission (CVT).