The next-generation Suzuki S-Cross has leaked ahead of an official debut scheduled for November 25, with Suzuki garage posting more pictures of the revamped crossover on his Instagram page.
For a little background, the previous second generation S-Cross was first revealed in 2013 and received a lifting later in 2016. We got the pre-facelift version in 2014, but the model was withdrawn from our market not long after in 2016 following Proton (then) partnership with the Japanese brand. Today, the current S-Cross is on sale in overseas markets such as the UK, India (via Maruti Suzuki’s Nexa dealer), Australia and Indonesia, to name a few.
The design of the all-new S-Cross is noticeably different from its predecessor, with viewfinder vehicles appearing larger, taller and with a squarer shape than before. At the front, there’s a hex-shaped grille with a chrome bar connecting the horizontal LED headlights, while the lower apron features a downward-facing socket flanked by LED fog lights and position lights.
Moving to the sides, we find a black body trim and a rising window line, both signs seen on the current car. As for the rear, the S-Cross has wraparound taillights connected by a black bar on the tailgate, a more vertical rear window and a prominent skid plate to match the front one. There are no internal shots for now, but expect a major improvement from the current model.
Technical details are not yet known, but reports suggest the upcoming S-Cross will ride an updated version of the Global C platform that underpins the current model. As for the engines, one of the vehicles spotted wears what looks like a “Hybrid” badge, indicating that a 48-volt lightweight hybrid powertrain will be available.
In the UK, the current S-Cross is offered with a 1.4-liter K14D turbocharged four-cylinder Boosterjet petrol engine producing 129PS and 235Nm of torque, with the mild hybrid electric motor providing 14PS (10 kW) and 53 Nm. This setup can be paired with a six-speed manual or automatic, along with optional all-wheel drive instead of standard front-wheel drive.
A lightweight hybrid powertrain is also offered in India, packaged with a larger 1.5-liter K15B naturally aspirated four-cylinder (105 hp and 138 Nm), while in Indonesia it is a NA 1.5-liter non-hybrid M15A with 109 hp and 138 Nm. Now that Suzuki returns to Malaysia under Naza Eastern Motors, would you like the company to bring the new S-Cross to join the? Fast sport Other Jimny?