2017 Suzuki S-Cross gets new look, 1.0T Boosterjet added

September 27, 2016

Suzuki has revealed the facelifted S-Cross in the UK, bringing a new-look front end and a range of turbocharged engine options.

2017 Suzuki S-Cross

On the outside the 2017 S-Cross showcases a completely new grille layout, updated headlights, and more upright theme giving it a bolder and stronger presence, Suzuki claims.

Ground clearance has also increased, going from 165mm to 180mm, also helping to give it a more rugged and imposing look, while around at the back are some new LED taillights for a fresher design.

Perhaps the biggest news for the new model is the range of Boosterjet engines. Buyers will be able to select Suzuki’s new 1.0-litre turbo three-cylinder producing 82kW and 170Nm.

This three-cylinder, Suzuki says, offers nine per cent more torque than the outgoing 1.6 non-turbo, while providing a 10 per cent improvement in fuel economy. Peak torque is available from 2000 to 3500rpm.

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2017 Suzuki S-Cross rear

Buyers will also be able to select the relatively new 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbo four-cylinder, also seen in the latest Vitara S-Turbo. It produces 103kW and 220Nm, which is 17 per cent more powerful and four per cent more economical than the outgoing 1.6.

A 1.6-litre turbo-diesel will also be offered, developing an impressive 320Nm from just 1750rpm. The unit boasts a variable geometry turbo to help with economy and to provide versatile power delivery. All models come with stop-start technology as standard.

Suzuki will launch the new S-Cross in the UK on October 17. Suzuki Australia is yet to confirm if the new model will be heading Down Under.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.