Suzuki S-Cross Test Drive

Suzuki S-Cross Test Drive

After hearing a 4BC – 1116AM promotion on the radio for the Suzuki S-Cross, I picked one up from Martin Jonkers Motors and took it for a test-drive up and over the Mt Mee Range.

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.

Suzuki S-Cross Test Drive

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.

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