The Suzuki S-Cross will cost from £14,999 when it goes on sale on October 1. The SX4 S-Cross is Suzuki’s rival for the Nissan Qashqai, which starts at £16,895, the Ford Kuga, which costs from £20,900, and the Mazda CX-5, priced from £21,595.
The SX4 S-Cross will be available in four trim levels – SZ3, SZ4, SZ-T and SZ5. All models get seven airbags and ESP as standard. The SZ3 spec includes cruise control, 16-inch alloys, air conditioning, electric door mirrors and an MP3-compatible stereo.
SZ4 S-Cross models start at £16,249 and add keyless go, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 17-inch alloys, automatic air conditioning, Bluetooth and front fog lights.
Step up to SZ-T and you get rear parking sensors and a rear parking camera, a chrome exterior styling package, a DAB radio and sat-nav. Prices start at £17,749.
Top-spec SZ5 models cost from £19,749 and also get leather seats, a double sliding panoramic sunroof, heated front seats, projector headlights, auto lights and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the SX4 S-Cross will be available with either a 118bhp 1.6-litre petrol or 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel. The car is front-wheel drive as standard, but opt for SZ-T or SZ5 trim, and you can have the option of Suzuki’s ALLGRIP four-wheel drive system.
A five-speed manual – or CVT transmission on SZ5 models – is available with the petrol engine, while the diesel is only available with a six-speed manual gearbox.
Suzuki claims that the two-wheel drive manual SX4 S-Cross petrol model will return 51.3mpg and emit 127g/km with a manual transmission, or 125g/km with the CVT. The four-wheel drive petrol manual returns 47.8mpg and emits 135g/km, while the CVT version manages 49.5mpg and emits 130g/km.
The two-wheel drive diesel returns a claimed 67.2mpg and emits 110g/km of CO2, while the ALLGRIP four-wheel drive model returns 64.2mpg and emits 114g/km of CO2.