India-Bound Suzuki S Cross Facelift in Italy gets new 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre turbocharged BoosterJet petrol engines replacing the 1.6 motor
The facelifted Suzuki S-Cross crossover was introduced in Hungary earlier this month and following it up was a launch for the Italian market. The official images released have given a clear indication of where the cosmetic revisions were implemented. The front fascia comprises of a reshaped headlamp unit with LED lights as optional, prominent hexagonal grille slatted vertically, a restyled bonnet, updated aggressive bumper, new LED tail lamps, newly designed set of alloy wheels, etc.
The base Easy variant gets seven airbags, hill-hold control, auto engine start/stop, 16-inch wheels and so on. The middle Cool grade gets LED headlamps, touchscreen infotainment, keyless entry, dual-zone climate control system and 17-inch wheels among others. The range-heading Top variant for Italy comes with dual-tone alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, radar brake support, etc.
A opposed to changes on the outside, the interiors have received limited revisions. The facelifted S-Cross only gets a new seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system and optional new seat upholstery. However, the major change can be found mechanically as the new S-Cross features BoosterJet petrol engines.
The Japanese manufacturer has opted to ditch the 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated unit for a turbo motor that had so far been producing a power output of 117 PS and 156 Nm of peak torque.
The new 1.0-litre three-pot turbo petrol develops 112 PS at 5,500 rpm and 170 Nm of torque between 2,000 and 3,500 rpm while the 1.4-litre four-cylinder unit is good enough to generate a maximum 140 PS power at 5,500 rpm and 220 Nm from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm. The transmission duties are done by a standard five-speed manual on the 1.0-litre engine and optional six-speed auto (160 Nm instead of 170 Nm). The 1.4-litre mill gets six-speed manual as standard and six-speed automatic ‘box as optional.
The 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged torquey diesel, which is also found in India, has been retained. It continues to produce 120 PS at 3,750 rpm and 320 Nm torque at 1,750 rpm. It comes mated with eith a six-speed manual or six-speed dual clutch auto. Buyers can opt for the AllGrip four-wheel drive system apart from the standard four-wheel system.
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