Suzuki has now launched its newly revised second-generation S-Cross in Italy after first quietly showing it off earlier in the month in Europe. The new car has a revised design and some new engine varieties too.
It isn’t clear yet how soon Suzuki will choose to bring the updated S-Cross to other markets, especially assuming the first many examples will start showing up in Europeans showrooms first.
From the get-go, the new S-Cross’ bold chrome front grille is immediately noticeable and from there the revised fascia becomes more discernible too such its vertical slats, new bumper, chromed front fog lamp surrounds, and the new headlamp cluster with integrated LED daytime running lights.
There’s less newness when observing the back of the new S-Cross, however, with the changes relegated to a slightly reformed rear bumper and a new tail lamp design. The cabin, too, seems to have gone through pretty minimal alterations with all the same fitments and materials pulled from the pre-facelift second-gen S-Cross. However, a new touch screen infotainment system and a new fabric upholstery pattern have crept into the list.
Visual changes aside, the powertrain upgrades are where things get a little more interesting. While the outgoing S-Cross was powered by a naturally-aspirated 1.6-litre petrol engine, the facelifted model here gains Suzuki’s new BoosterJet-range of turbocharged motors.
If Suzuki doesn’t alter the engine configurations too much and mirrors the specifications shown here, most markets should receive a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that generates 83kW/170Nm and a more powerful 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol that’s good for 104kW/220Nm. Both engines would be mated to either a manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
On the diesel end, the previous car’s 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel makes a return, producing 88kW and 320Nm, sent through either a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual clutch transmission. For all engines, we presume, buyers will have the choice of sticking with the standard front-wheel drive configuration or shell out more for Suzuki’s AllGrip four-wheel drive system.