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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Australia

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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