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).
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.
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.
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).