The 2021 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross was supposed to launch the third generation of the crossover. The nameplate succeeded the sedan with the same name. Now, the car is called Ciaz and the mini SUV took the name. Everything happened in 2013. The success of the crossover made Suzuki thinking about the move towards the US. However, reports say the vehicle for this part of the world will be called the Across.
The current generation of the S-Cross was introduced in 2013 and the crossover brought the first update in 2017. Now, we expected the third generation, but it seems that the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the premiere of the new series. So, the 2021 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross will be unchanged, with the same prices. The only new thing might be more markets that will Suzuki cover with this model.
2021 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Engines
The 2021 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross will cover European and Asian countries. The compact SUV is perfect both for city drive and off-road adventures. Under the hood of the SX4, we can find a few different configurations, including hybrids in some markets. Let’s start with the smallest displacements. That is a 1.0-liter Boosterjet I3. Suzuki joined forces with Fiat when they built the S-Cross for the first time. Although small, turbochargers help the powerplant achieve 110 hp. That is good for 0-60 mph acceleration in 11 seconds, while the top speed reaches 115 mph.
A larger unit is a 1.4-liter four-pot, also turbocharged. In this case, buyers are getting 140 hp and 160 lb-ft of torque. The mild-hybrid system is added for the European version. However, the vehicle is not gaining power (10 hp drop), but it manages to achieve more twist (173 lb-ft). In Asia, we have similar configurations with a 1.5-liter mill. Also, an MHEV is available in India, while the base setup is reserved for Indonesia. Yet, a 1.6-liter engine is the biggest and the most used for all systems. 105 horsepower and 105 lb-ft are available with this selection.
There are also three diesel setups, but not all the markets are offering oil-burners. For Europe, that is a 1.6-liter turbodiesel with 120 hp and a max speed of 110 mph. In India, a 1.3-liter oil-burner is ready to deliver 90 hp, while the mild-hybrid version is available as well.
2021 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Changes
The crossover is coming unchanged for the upcoming season. That means the 2021 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross will carry over all the problems buyers were complaining to. The interior is pretty comfortable, although the crossover is only 170 inches long. There is enough room for five passengers inside the cabin. Thanks to its size and weight, the fuel economy is also at a great level. The safety received a maximum rating by EURO NCAP.
The first downside is ground clearance. The driver could use extra space under the vehicle for an off-road drive. This way, the crossover is limited. Also, taller passengers will lack the legroom at the back. The fuel tank should be bigger. Yup, the fuel economy is extraordinary, but frequent visits to the gas stations are annoying.
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