Suzuki has given the new S-Cross small SUV more rugged styling, and will add a stronger hybrid powertrain next year compared with the current 48-volt mild hybrid system.
The S-Cross is built at the automaker's factory in Esztergom, Hungary, and is sold in Europe, Latin America, India (where it is assembled by Maruti Suzuki) and Oceania.
The current generation is called the SX4 S-Cross, but the new model drops the "SX4" designation. Sales will start in Europe later this year, with launches in other markets to follow.
The S-Cross is available in Europe with a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine mated to a 48-volt mild hybrid system that adds electrical torque from a front-mounted generator unit. The new S-Cross has CO2 emissions of 119 to 140 grams per km, depending on options, including four-wheel drive.