November 20, 2014 @ 10:01 PM

News: How different is the Suzuki S-Cross than its competitors?

Here’s another compact SUV to add to your list, seriously how many do we need? By Jerrica Leong

Here’s another compact SUV to add to your list, seriously how many do we need? By Jerrica Leong

It seems the compact SUV market is thriving indeed with Suzuki joining in the ranks. Suzuki unleashed their compact SUV contender in the form of the S-Cross.

But what’s different about the S-Cross from its competitors? Here’s the list:
  • The physical structure is a result of intense aerodynamics-focused computer-aided engineering while the chassis is made of high-rigidity and lightweight materials. These characteristics help to heighten the performance, stability and fuel economy.
  • Powering the S-Cross is a lightweight, low-friction 1.6-litre petrol engine. It produces 117bhp at 6000rpm and 156Nm at 4400rpm.
  • That powerplant is mated to a CVT which propels the front wheels of the S-Cross.

  • Suzuki is proud to say that the S-Cross is the most economical car of its class with a fuel consumption rating of just 17.2km/l under the UNECE R101 NEDC cycle.
  • Don’t worry about the performance, the fuel-saving properties did not affect the car’s ability. The S-Cross makes the century sprint in 11 seconds, not very impressive but the mid-range performance is where the car shines. It dispatches 40-80kph in 5.3 seconds and 80-120kph in just 9.2 seconds.
  • The S-Cross has a kerb weight of less than 1185kg thanks to Suzuki’s expertise in lightweight engineering.
  • Owners get functional features such as integrated roof-rails, aerodynamic wing mirrors and striking 17-in alloy wheels.

  • Inside is equally well equipped, the theme continues with a multi-information display, cruise control with speed limiter, paddle shifters for greater transmission control. You can even adjust the rear seatback.
  • Perhaps the winning point of the S-Cross is the double sliding panoramic sunroof, the first of its kind in the world.
  • Lifesaving features of the S-Cross are cocooned in Suzuki’s Total Effectiveness Control Technology (TECT) body which optimises the safety of occupants as well as pedestrians.
  • The S-Cross comes with the Extended Warranty Program of five years or 150,000km warranty and Suzuki Assist package which offers 24-hour roadside assistance, lifestyle and concierge arrangements, home assist service and speedy claims approval.
If the S-Cross ticks all your boxes get yours for RM129,888 for Peninsular Malaysia, RM133,888 for Sabah and RM134,888 for  Sarawak (OTR without insurance) with a choice of four distinctive colours (Crystal Lime Metallic, Amethyst Grey Pearl Metallic, Cool White Pearl, Boost Blue Pearl Metallic).

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