Suzuki S-Cross now available as full hybrid
The Suzuki S-Cross is now available with full hybrid technology that helps lower CO2 emissions and improves fuel consumption even further than the current mild hybrid with automatic transmission.
Full hybrid technology
The system consists of a 140V lithium-ion battery and inverter, Motor Generator Unit (MGU), a 12V lithium-ion battery and a conventional 12V lead-acid battery to power components requiring lower voltage such as lights, instruments, heating and air-conditioning.
Selectable hybrid modes
The new hybrid system has two switchable modes – Eco and Standard – which enables the driver to change between the two modes depending on conditions and increases the frequency of EV driving.
The MGU acts as a generator and starter motor and assists the petrol engine during vehicle take off. The high-performance lithium-ion battery stores electrical energy recovered from deceleration and braking and incorporates an idle stop function operated via the integrated starter generator. Based on engine speed and throttle position, the engine ECU judges when the driver will accelerate then uses the electric motor to add additional torque.
The hybrid system collects kinetic energy and generates electricity by stopping the engine and disengaging the clutch during deceleration, which increases the EV driving range. As a full hybrid, the S-Cross can run solely on its electric motor for short distances.
The S-Cross full hybrid comes equipped with Auto Gear Shift (AGS) that automatically shifts the manual transmission and gear ratios to help provide a good combination of performance and fuel economy. AGS enables the driver to enjoy both the direct driving experience of a manual gearbox and the shifting ease of an automatic transmission. The transmission also has a manual mode with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles.
One notable feature of the latest hybrid system with AGS is the position of the MGU on the output side of the transmission assembly. As a result, power from the MGU is directly transmitted to the driveshafts to fill the torque gap during shifting and provides a smoother transition from the transmission.
Thanks to full hybrid technology, high tensile steel and other weight-saving measures in the body, S-Cross CO2 emissions are low (118g/km) with an impressive combined fuel economy of 53mpg.
ALLGRIP 4-wheel drive
Suzuki’s ALLGRIP 4-wheel drive system is available as an option on the Ultra model and incorporates four selectable drive modes – Auto, Sport, Snow and Lock – for safe, enjoyable driving on diverse surfaces.
Standard equipment is comprehensive with the entry-level Motion model featuring: dual-zone auto air conditioning, heated front seats, keyless entry and start, 17? silver alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, rear parking camera and a “7 inch touchscreen display. Moving up to the top-spec Ultra you get a larger 9? diplay, 17” polished alloy wheels, 360 view camera, panoramic sunroof, leather seats and the availability of ALLGRIP 4WD as an option.
A high level of safety specification comes as standard including, LED headlights and rear combination lights, dual sensor brake support (AEB), lane departure warning and prevention, traffic sign recognition, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitor and eCall.