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New engines for revised Suzuki S-Cross

Boosterjet petrol engines offer more pace alongside better efficiency.

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Suzuki has unveiled a significant facelift to its S-Cross crossover, which includes new engines.

Three years after its launch, the S-Cross gains the petrol Boosterjet engines that have already been seen in the Vitara and Baleno. The units are available in three-cylinder 1.0-litre and four-cylinder 1.4 litre form.

Claiming the same output as a previous 1.6-litre engine but with 10 per cent improvements in fuel consumption and 11 per cent lower CO2 emissions, the 1.0 offers 111hp and 170Nm of torque.

The 1.4 version has 140hp on tap, with 220Nm of torque. 17 per cent more powerful, with a torque improvement of 41 per cent, while four per cent more economical than the previous 1.6-litre engine.

There is also a 1.6-litre DDiS diesel engine option, producing 320Nm and in 2WD form offering combined cycle fuel economy of 68.8mpg and 106g/km CO2 emissions.

New S-Cross models are also available in all three engine formats with Suzuki’s AllGrip four-wheel-drive transmission.

The facelifted model sits 15mm higher than its predecessor at 180mm and gains revised front-end styling which its creators say gives it a stronger on-road presence. New head and LED rear lamps also feature.

Inside the dash surfacing has been revised while all versions now include DAB radio as standard.

Trim levels now range across SZ4, SZ-T and SZ5. Standard equipment includes seven airbags, ESP, Bluetooth, DAB digital radio, air conditioning, Daytime Running Lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control with a speed limiter, air conditioning, heated door mirrors, black protective skid plates and black wheel arch extensions.

SZ-T versions add LED Projector Headlamps, satellite navigation, polished 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear parking camera, front and rear parking proximity sensors, Dual Zone automatic air conditioning, front fog lamps, rear privacy glass, silver roof rails and silver rear skid plates.

Range-topping SZ5 models include a Radar Brake Support driver aid, leather seat upholstery, heated front seats, a double sliding panoramic sunroof and aluminium roof rails.

The new S-Cross will launch on 17th October, at prices starting from £14,999.

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Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is a road test editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.