2017 Suzuki S-Cross Facelift Previewed, Japan Debut In July


2017 Suzuki S-Cross Facelift Previewed, Japan Debut In July

Suzuki has previewed the upcoming S-Cross, set to be released in Japan on 6 July. Oddly enough, the Suzuki S-Cross is built in Hungary, and even for models sold in Japan, the S-Cross will be imported from Hungary, just like the pre-facelift model.

Outside, the updated 2017 Suzuki S-Cross now receives LED headlights, a redesigned front bumper with a large vertical chrome grille and a revised front bonnet. The sides are adorned by new 17-inch alloy wheels. As for the rear end, the tail lights are now LED-illuminated. Elsewhere, ground clearance have been increased by 20 mm to 185 mm.

Changes to the interior are limited to the piano black finish on the dashboard and improved build quality.

Under the hood, Suzuki has dropped the pre-facelift's CVT, opting for a six-speed automatic transmission. The transmission is mated to Suzuki's 1.6-litre VVT four-cylinder petrol engine. This in turn has worsened the fuel economy under the JC08 test cycle, as the Suzuki S-Cross now returns 16.2 km/L for the 2WD model and 15 km/L for the 4WD model, dropping from 18.1 km/L and 17.2 km/L respectively. 

Two new colours are offered, Sphere Blue Pearl and Energetic Red Pearl. The two new colours will join black and pearl white as colour options for the new S-Cross.