The two-tier range is exclusively powered by the 1.4-litre 'Boosterjet' turbocharged petrol engine also used in the Vitara S Turbo, producing 103kW of power at 5500rpm and 220Nm of torque between 1500 and 4000rpm through a six-speed automatic transmission.
Claimed fuel consumption is 5.9L/100km on the combined cycle.
Standard equipment on the entry-level S-Cross Turbo includes a 7.0-inch infotainment system with satellite navigation and Apple CarPlay, cruise control, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, USB input, rear-view camera, 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and push-button start, dual-zone climate control and privacy glass.
Stepping up to the $29,990 S-Cross Turbo Prestige adds 17-inch alloy wheels in a polished finish, automatic LED headlights, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and leather-accented seats.
Like the recently-launched Baleno hatch, the S-Cross comes in just four colours; one solid, three premium finishes.
Cool White is the solid option, while Silky Silver, Galactic Grey and Indigo Blue (pictured) are the cost-extra hues.
Suzuki is currently offering both S-Cross variants with drive-away pricing for $1000 extra, making the S-Cross Turbo $28,990 drive-away and the S-Cross Turbo Prestige $30,990 drive-away.
2017 Suzuki S-Cross pricing:
S-Cross Turbo - $27,990 (plus ORCs)/$28,990 drive-away
S-Cross Turbo Prestige - $29,990 (plus ORCs)/$30,990 drive-away