These official images give us a glimpse of the production version of the Suzuki S-Cross crossover, which makes its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March. The S-Cross name won’t make it to production, according to Suzuki it’s just a code name. Internally the car is referred to as the “all-new C-segment Crossover”.
Although these pictures are disguised, we can see that the production car will be based on the S-Cross concept that was first shown at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The new car is set to replace the Grand Vitara in the Japanese carmaker’s line-up and Suzuki have revealed that all-wheel drive will be optional in addition to the standard front-wheel drive format. The S-Cross is shorter, wider and lower than the Nissan Qashqai, but it promises to have the largest load areas in the segment as it will be based on a new platform that’s being produced in Suzuki’s Hungarian factory. There will be petrol and diesel engines on offer, the diesel being sourced from Fiat.
There have been a few stylistic changes since the concept was unveiled in Paris. The car exhibited there had a grille that made it look like a Volvo. That’s changed with a larger badge in the grille and the lights appear to have been altered.
There really isn’t a lot of detail in the pictures, but that’s the point of teaser shots. They’re supposed to create intrigue. We’ll have the full details when the car hits the headlines after its launch in Geneva.