The updated 2017 Suzuki S-Cross has been officially revealed in press photos at the model’s Italian launch, ahead of its official public debut at the Paris motor show later this year.
After leaked images of the new crossover surfaced earlier this year, the updated S-Cross looks to be on its way to markets around the world, including Australia.
Sporting a heavily revised face, the new S-Cross also gets a handful of subtle changes to the rear and Suzuki's latest infotainment system on the inside.
Up front, the jacked-up hatch gets new headlights with incorporated LED daytime-running lights, a six-point grille with vertical slats, a new bulging bonnet and a revised front bumper. Revised tail-lights complete the new look.
The interior remains largely unchanged, with the exception of new seat upholstery options and a new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is already offered in the Vitara.
According to website Paul Tan’s Automotive News, the biggest changes are at the heart of the new S-Cross, with a range of new Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engines now on offer.
In Italy, buyers can choose from a 82kW/170Nm (160Nm in auto guise) 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo shared with the Baleno hatch, or a 103kW/220Nm 1.4-litre four pot turbo already used in the new Vitara SUV.
The 1.0-litre unit can be had with either a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic, while the 1.4-litre powerplant offers either a six-speed manual or six-speed auto.
Also available is the carryover 88kW/320Nm 1.6-litre turbo-diesel shared with the Vitara. Front- and all-wheel drive options are offered.
Earlier this year Andrew Moore, Suzuki Australia’s general manager, said the new S-Cross was ‘tentatively set’ for a Q4 launch this year, however could not confirm the inclusion of the 1.4-litre turbo variant at the time.
Production issues with the current S-Cross involving sub-par seat stitching in some vehicles also halted sales earlier this year.
Moore has confirmed with CarAdvice that the revised S-Cross is still under review for the brand's local arm, although timing is still to be determined.
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