Stylish, practical and efficient – it’s the new Suzuki S-CROSS!

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Kuala Lumpur (20 November 2014) — Suzuki Malaysia Automobile Sdn Bhd today welcomed the new Suzuki S-CROSS, a stylish and practical lifestyle vehicle, into its model line-up. The Suzuki S-CROSS enters the Malaysian automotive market boasting a unique balance of technology, safety, space and versatility unlike any other offering in its segment.

Rugged yet modern on the outside, the new Suzuki S-CROSS is bathed in bold lines and muscular features which house cutting edge technologies and class-leading features. The S-CROSS’s physical structure, for one, is a result of intense aerodynamics-focused computer-aided engineering while the chassis itself is made of high-rigidity and lightweight materials. These characteristics help to heighten the S-CROSS’s performance, stability and fuel economy.

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Powering the Suzuki S-CROSS is a lightweight, low-friction 1.6-litre petrol engine which produces a healthy 86kW (117hp) at 6,000rpm and 156Nm at 4,400rpm. It is mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) which propels the front wheels of the 2WD S-CROSS. These efficient technologies combine to make the Suzuki S-CROSS one of the most economical cars of its class, returning an official fuel consumption rating of just 17.2km/L under the UNECE R101 New European Driving Cycle (NEDC Cycle).

The fuel-saving properties of the Suzuki S-CROSS are not achieved by compromising on sheer performance. It is still a highly capable machine in a straight line, doing 0-100kph in a respectable 11.0 seconds. Even more impressive is its mid-range performance. The S-CROSS dispatches 40-80kph in 5.3 seconds and 80-120kph in just 9.2 seconds, better than any other crossover in the same segment. This is due to Suzuki’s expertise in lightweight engineering – the S-CROSS tips the scale with a kerb weight of less than 1,185kg.

The Suzuki S-CROSS is generously equipped with the show to match its go. Its design-forward exterior is refined with functional features such as integrated roof-rails, aerodynamic wing mirrors, striking 17-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers and bright, automatic HID headlamps with daytime-running LEDs and fog lamps.

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Inside, the theme continues with a multi-information display, cruise control with speed limiter, paddle shifters for greater transmission control, dual-zone air-conditioning, 7.0-inch navigation system with integrated rear-view camera, keyless push-start system and adjustable rear seatback. The most exceptional feature inside the Suzuki S-CROSS, however, is its double-sliding panoramic sunroof – the first of its kind in the world which offers a breath-taking view of the sky above come night or day.

Impressive equipment aside, the cabin of the Suzuki S-CROSS itself is a wonder in terms of space and practicality. Behind the seats which offer plenty of headroom and legroom is a cavernous 430-litre boot. The seats can be folded down to transform the rear quarters into a vast 875-litre cargo area, with maximum cabin volume rated at 1,269 litres in total.
The Suzuki S-CROSS guarantees peace of mind with a comprehensive suite of safety equipment that consists of 7 airbags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Hill-hold Control. All of these lifesaving features are cocooned in Suzuki’s TECT (Total Effectiveness Control Technology) body which optimises the safety of occupants as well as pedestrians.

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“With its rich features and technology for its price, the S-CROSS paves the way forward for Suzuki and strengthens an already renowned line-up of durable SUVs and practical crossovers. Its mix of efficiency, practicality and safety makes it a perfect ride for mature professionals with active lifestyles, and we are dedicated to ensuring a fulfilling ownership experience for our customers. After all, the S-CROSS is not just a car. Like all other Suzukis, it’s your ‘Way of Life!’,” said Mr. Keiichi Suzuki, Managing Director of Suzuki Malaysia Automobile Sdn Bhd.

Available in four distinctive colours (Crystal Lime Metallic, Amethyst Gray Pearl Metallic, Cool White Pearl, Boost Blue Pearl Metallic), the Suzuki S-CROSS is priced from RM129,888 for Peninsular Malaysia (RM133,888 for Sabah and RM134,888 for Sarawak). These prices are OTR without insurance.

In order to provide customers with a stronger after sales value and better peace of mind, Suzuki Malaysia Automobile is proud to offer the Extended Warranty Program of 5 years or 150,000km warranty (whichever comes first) and Suzuki Assist package which offers 24-hour roadside assistance, lifestyle and concierge arrangements, home assist service and speedy claims approval.

For more news and updates on Suzuki Malaysia Automobile, visit www.suzuki.net.my.