This news from Suzuki plays for nothing. Thanks to the sophisticated all-wheel drive, it will travel more than you would expect from an SUV, it doesn’t bother cingrlátky, it just serves its purpose forever. All for an unbeatable price!
I start up, quickly check peripherals and see that my S-Cross has all the modern assistants, and even adaptive cruise control. Later it turns out that they are only there if you want them to be. They don’t get cold, flicker unnecessarily, or pull on the steering wheel. I like it and many customers will like it. Luckily, there are still drivers among us who really want to drive, not play video games.
Suzuki has prepared very easy-to-read analogue alarm clocks for you, including a color display with basic data from the on-board computer. The central display is also in color, thanks to Apple CarPlay it can mirror the phone, and although it does not look completely sexy, it works absolutely reliably in all situations. After all, you could say that about the whole car and they could easily write it on the posters. If they do, let me know, I will send an invoice to Japan.
Under the hood of the new S-Cross is a proven supercharged four-cylinder, which is complemented by a 48V mild-hybrid system. Fear not! The system does not ask the driver anything. The car simply drives, it only stores energy in the battery when braking and thanks to this it can add up to 50 Nm of torque to a small electric motor when accelerating.
It doesn’t look like much on paper, but in real operation it’s great! The system not only saves fuel, but also gives the car significantly better dynamics when starting at intersections. This is a well-known and popular advantage of electric propulsion.
All in all, it looks like someone really thought about the design of the car. The interior is functional, durable and honestly designed. I let the kids in, narrated the hockey players and their gear, and I guarantee it will be in good shape in a few years. When the interior of the car is dirty, you wash it normally and it is like new again. No need to treat the delicate parts of the interior with organic fair trade products with the scent of morning dew. All you need to do is grab a damp cloth, wipe off the dirt, and move on.
The S-Cross doesn’t have oversized wheels with a galosh profile, like it does now, so you’ll save on tires and rims that suffer less when overcoming obstacles. This does not affect driving safety in any way. The chassis is stable, legible, and my only complaint is a bit louder noise at highway speeds, in which a slight aerodynamic hiss is added to the wheel arch noise.
But honestly. This car will not fly a hundred and fifty a day between Ostrava and Prague. So there’s nothing to get you excited about.
What excites you is to take a look at the price list, when you realize that you will save hundreds of thousands of euros compared to the competition, which you can use, for example, to buy a new sauna for your chalet in Ostravice. Then you’ll forgive Suzuki for the noise.
It snowed for us during the test. Again, it was just such dust, typical for this winter, but an off-road trip showed that the Suzuki workshop ALL GRIP works just fine. I switch to SNOW. Polňačka is lost, the underside of the car sometimes barks on the muddy snow, but Suzuki is still moving forward and I feel perfectly what is happening under the wheels. Suzuki seems to want more and more until I finally soften up and go no further. I wouldn’t want to explain to the tractor driver where exactly I got stuck in my stomach. But I guarantee you one thing. Give it good winter tires and there won’t be a single cabin in the Beskydy mountains, to which at least a hint of a road leads, that the S-Cross wouldn’t take.
At the same time, it handles city and suburban traffic very well, there’s plenty of space in the boot for all DIY and sports equipment needs, and thanks to the mild hybrid drive it’s dynamic and economical.
Suzuki S-Cross 1.4 BoosterJet Premium AllGrip hybrid
Drive: four-cylinder supercharged petrol engine
Displacement: 1373 cm3
Maximum power: 95kW
Maximum system torque: 235 Nm
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h: 9.5 s
Top speed: 195 km/h
Fuel consumption / WLTP /: 5.3 – 5.6 l per 100 km
Trunk volume: 430 liters
Weight: 1360 kg
Price of the tested car: CZK 590,900 incl. VAT