Suzuki teases Nissan Qashqai rival

6 Feb, 2013 11:54am Tom Phillips

Suzuki has released a teaser of the production version of its S-Cross concept

Suzuki has issued the first teaser pictures of its new Nissan Qashqai rival. The C-segment crossover will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show and is based on the S-Cross concept, which was shown at last year’s Paris Motor Show.

So far, the only details released by Suzuki about its new crossover - which slots in above the SX4 in its line-up - is that the new car will offer “outstanding versatility” and “one of the largest luggage areas in the crossover segment.”

Suzuki will also reveal the car’s name at Geneva, along with full details of the car’s petrol and diesel engine range. However, the production model looks to have remained close to the S-Cross concept, with a bold front grille, swept-back headlights and big wheels.

The production car is expected to be offered with front-wheel drive as standard, with an advanced four-wheel-drive system on higher models. Suzuki claims that the four-wheel-drive technology employed on the car “ensures excellent handling and driving enjoyment.”

The new crossover is built on an entirely new platform and spearheads Suzuki’s SUV offensive, which will see the firm launch a new crossover every year for the next four years.

One of those models will be an SX4 replacement but there will be at least one other brand-new car, developed from the same platform as the S-Cross, as well as a city-car crossover.