Suzuki Europe is aiming for a 2022 launch for the next-gen S-Cross. The next generation S-Cross will feature a completely new design and interiors. The engines will be carried over from the current generation S-Cross but will feature electrification to comply with the strict emission norms. Considering a 2022 launch for Europe, India might get the next-gen model by 2023.
The next-gen S-Cross for Europe will come in a front-wheel-drive configuration as standard with the AllGrip traction 4×4 system being an option. The engine options will include the current turbocharged 1.4-litre BoosterJet petrol engine which produces 140hp and 220nm of torque. The other engine will be the naturally aspirated 1.5-litre petrol engine which produces 103hp and 138nm of torque. The 1.5-litre engine will come paired with a 48V mild-hybrid motor to comply with the emission standards. Both the engines will get an option of 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The Indian S-Cross could see the return of Maruti’s 1.5-litre diesel engine in the BS6 avatar. The engine churns out 94hp and 225nm of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The new S-Cross is codenamed Maruti YFG and it will be more or less similar to the European S-Cross just like the current generation model.
Could be based on the Toyota Raize
The new S-Cross could be based on the Toyota Raize, which is essentially a compact SUV sold in Asian markets. The architecture underneath is a DNGA architecture. The updated S-Cross will look to challenge the established likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq and the Nissan Kicks, Renault Duster etc. The current-gen S-Cross has been in the market for a while and it is showing its age when compared to the newer competition. The current-gen S-Cross features a 1.5 Litre K-series petrol engine with Suzuki’s Smart Hybrid technology. This motor produces 104.69 PS of power at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm of torque which peaks at 4,400 rpm and is the same unit that currently powers the Vitara Brezza and Ciaz.