2016 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T review
Source : 2016 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T review
Suzuki has treated its S-Cross to a more aggressive front-end along with also a smaller turbocharged powerplant, along with also in which remains commendable First launched in 2013, the S-Cross was Suzuki’s answer to the ever dominant Nissan Qashqai. On paper, in which had all the right ingredients to be a success: impressive ergonomics, plenty of standard kit along with also a decent chassis. However, the company’s clever crossover never sold in high numbers, despite the fact in which the market for such vehicles grew rapidly over the next three years.So why was in which not successful? Well, according to Suzuki, a great deal came down to aesthetics. Put simply, in which didn’t look like an SUV – a conclusion in which clearly influenced the decision to give the S-Cross a “major” mid-life facelift.Instead of simply giving the S-Cross a little nip here along with also a tuck there, the design team went back to the drawing board along with also have treated your vehicle to a whole brand new front end. A clamshell bonnet, steep nose, aggressive air intake along with also brand new design headlamps help endow the Suzuki having a somewhat predictable compact pseudo-SUV look. Ground clearance is actually also slightly higher (raised by 15mm) to give an air of off-road capability.However, an aesthetic update is actually not necessarily enough to keep a three-year-old design competitive in an increasingly saturated crossover sector. As a result, Suzuki has joined the downsizing bandwagon, ditching its naturally aspirated petrol 1.6 For just two smaller capacity Boosterjet engines – namely the turbocharged 1.0-litre along with also 1.4-litre motors seen previously inside the Baleno along with also Vitara S.We’ve already experienced Suzuki’s 1.0-litre unit inside the lightweight Baleno along with also, in in which application, we were impressed with its refinement, frugality along with also flexibility. However, the prospect of putting the same three-cylinder motor in a car in which weighs 210kg more is actually something else entirely.Thankfully, in which wasn’t lost on the development team, who benchmarked the turbocharged unit against the old naturally aspirated 1.6 engine. The results on paper are mixed: power is actually down at the top end by 7bhp nevertheless torque is actually up by 9%.
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