Our spies have sent us a second batch of images with Suzuki's prototype of a facelifted SX4 S-Cross performing testing on public roads.

Our spies have sent us a second batch of images with Suzuki's prototype of a facelifted SX4 S-Cross performing testing on public roads.

The current generation SX4 was introduced about two and a half years ago and it seems Suzuki is already working on a facelift. That shouldn't really come as a surprise as model life cycle's are getting shorter and shorter, with the industry norm decreasing to approximately six years, so the refresh for the crossover will occur around the model's mid-life.

Just like before, the prototype spotted was wearing a BMW-like camouflage to hide the cosmetic revisions which won't be very significant. Perhaps the most important change visible at this moment is the switch from horizontal to vertical slats for the front grille while the headlights also seem to have a considerably different look. The back of the car will remain virtually the same, albeit with different graphics for the taillights.

In terms of engines, the 1.6-liter turbodiesel with 120 PS (88 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque will likely be carried over whereas the naturally aspirated 1.6-liter gasoline unit with 120 PS (88 kW) and 156 Nm (115 lb-ft) could be replaced by a more efficient downsized turbocharged motor.

The facelifted Suzuki SX4 S-Cross will likely be unveiled early next year.

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Suzuki SX4 S-Cross hides facelift underneath BMW-like camo [spy photos]