This was a fun car to put through its paces, pushing it to its limits on dirt and winding roads, the car held on like a mountain climber with no ground in site.
The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross is available in three grades – GL, GLX and GLX Prestige. They all come with an 86kW/156Nm 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine.
The engine is matched with a five-speed manual or an optional automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT) in the entry-level GL grade.
GLX and GLX Prestige models come standard with the CVT with a ‘seven-speed’ manual mode, allowing the driver to shift up and down using the steering wheel-mounted paddleshifters.
The S-Cross is also available with Suzuki’s new-generation AWD system dubbed ‘All Grip’, featuring four driver-selectable modes: auto, sport, snow, and lock. AWD is optional on the mid-spec GLX and standard on the GLX Premium.
Suzuki claims combined cycle fuel consumption of 5.8 litres per 100km for the front-drive variants and 6.2L/100km for the AWDs.
The entry-level GL comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, cruise control, tilt/reach adjustable steering wheel with audio controls, four-speaker audio system, and Bluetooth phone connectivity with audio streaming.
Watch the video to see the test-drive adventure.