Suzuki tightens Vitara and S-Cross

Suzuki recently hung a 1.4 Boosterjet equipped with mild hybrid technology in the Suzuki Swift Sport. The Vitara and S-Cross will also benefit from the arrival of that engine.

Back in December last year, Techzle wrote about the arrival of a 1.4 Boosterjet with mild hybrid technology, a machine that was already known at the time to come to the Swift Sport, Vitara and S-Cross. The Swift Sport has now received that 1.4 turbo engine. Suzuki now reports that the Vitara and S-Cross will have the new block from 1 July. In addition, Suzuki improves the standard equipment of the Vitara and S-Cross.

The above therefore means that the 140 hp and 230 Nm strong 1.4 Boosterjet in the Vitara and S-Cross will also be exchanged for a mild-hybrid powertrain. Also now there is a 1.4 Boosterjet in the nose, but this time a 129 hp model that is coupled to a 48v system with a 14 hp starter generator. The maximum torque is slightly (5 Nm) higher than before with 235 Nm. The car weight increases with both the S-Cross and the Vitara by about 15 kilos to 1,155 and 1,140 kilos respectively.

More changes relate to the standard equipment of the pair. For example, the 1.4 is not only available in combinations with the higher trim levels. As of July, the Comfort versions with the most powerful petrol engine are also available. The standard equipment of the Comfort is further enhanced with adaptive cruise control, climate control, a DAB + radio, automatic wipers and LED headlamps. In addition, Suzuki’s Safety System Pro is now standard equipment for all mild-hybrid versions. This package contains a large number of passive and active safety systems, including blind spot detection, Lane Departure Warning, traffic sign recognition and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The AllGrip system is optional.

Prices and extensive specifications will follow soon. Suzuki does indicate that the renewed Vitara and S-Cross will be available from 1 July.

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