For the 2017 model year, Suzuki is giving its S-Cross SUV a much-needed upgrade.

Four years on the market has proven fruitful for Suzuki and its unique ‘C’ segment S-Cross SUV. And in preparation for the launch of its revised version on October 17th, the stout Suzuki will be getting a fresh new face, and an even fresher set of engine options to go along with it.

A bold new look, Suzuki hopes, will separate the S-Cross from the current crop of ‘C’ segment SUVs. The grille has been given a more prominent distinction, and is lined in chrome (plastic) fixtures. The headlights are now more distinguishable with LED fitments (in SZ-T trim), and the taillights follow suite with standard LED bulbs. To top it all off, a more rugged black plastic diffuser pairs well to the newly-adjusted ride height - which has been raised from 165 millimeters (6.5 inches) in the outgoing model, to 180 millimeters (7.0 inches).

On the inside, an updated dashboard and trim brings the S-Cross into the 21st century with soft-touch materials and framing highlights for the center control panel. New fabric has also been added to the seats (in SZ4 and SZ-T trims), as has a double sliding panoramic glass sunroof - one of the largest in the segment.

2017 Suzuki S-Cross

Things like satellite navigation, a rear parking camera, front and rear parking proximity sensors, and dual automatic climate control are featured in the upper-level SZ-T trim, while the SZ4 trim features Bluetooth, daytime running lights, and heated door mirrors.

From inside the cabin to under the hood, the S-Cross follows in the successful footsteps of the Vitara S and Baleno, being the third vehicle in the lineup to receive a range of Boosterjet engine options. The base 1.0-liter turbocharged engine delivers 111 horsepower (82 kilowatts) and 125 pound-feet (170 newton-meter) of torque. Move up trim, and the 1.4-liter Boosterjet engine produces 138 horsepower (102 kilowatts) and 162 pound-feet (220 newton-meter) of torque.

But arguably the most desirable option of all comes in the form of a 1.6-liter diesel. With 236 pound-feet (320 newton-meter) of torque, the diesel option is the most spirited in terms of standstill performance - on or off road. All three pair directly with a four-mode AllGrip system that allows the S-Cross to traverse, gravel, rock, and/or mud.

The new Suzuki S-Cross will go on sale on October 17th for the 2017 model year. Starting price in the U.K. is £14,999 ($19,458).

Source: Suzuki

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