New 2022 Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid Road Test Review

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Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid 2022
Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid 2022

The new 2022 Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid is equipped with a Full Hybrid technology powertrain combined with AllGrip Select all-wheel drive. If you are looking for a concrete SUV, with muscular lines and a virtually unstoppable hybrid powertrain of the latest generation and with low consumption, then we strongly recommend that you consider the new Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid 2022. Officially presented last November, it obtained the “upgrade” of the Full Hybrid engine in August and this allowed it to make a huge leap in quality compared to the previous alternative with a “light” hybrid. What is the news and how does it behave when driving? Read on!

New 2022 Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid on the road is really impressive compared to the previous model. First of all, underwent an important aesthetic restyling that provides a more decisive setting of the front where there is a new grille with chromed bar, the Full LED optical groups with fog lights and daytime running lights, and, on the underside, an unprecedented silver colored skid-plate.

Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid 2022
Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid 2022

4.3 meters long, 1.78 wide, and 1.58 high, Suzuki’s S-Cross Hybrid also sports very wide wheel arches and muscular sides, while at the rear the LED headlights, the small spoiler on the rear window, and the lower bumper stand out. with specific protection for off-road use. Entering the passenger compartment, however, we find a dashboard with a “minimal” setting with an analog instrument panel and central infotainment equipped with a 9 ”screen, equipped with Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay – Android Auto compatibility.

the new 2022 Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid is safe in all conditions. The same multimedia system also offers the driver the opportunity to always keep an eye on the “vital” conditions of the car, including consumption in running order, the operation of the hybrid powertrain (together with the remaining range for use in electric) and the ADAS package for Level 2 autonomous driving.

The latter is among the most comprehensive on the market and offers adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go as standard, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping, traffic sign recognition, blind spot monitoring during low-speed maneuvers and in reverse, hill start assistance, driver attention monitoring, and automatic high beam. Among the options, however, are the external cameras with a 360 ° viewing angle.

The highlight of the new Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid 2022, however, is the Full Hybrid technology powertrain that immediately catches the eye once the front hood is opened. The solution put in place by the Hamamatsu company provides for a 140 Volt architecture, characterized by an endothermic 1.5 Starview four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine of 102 horsepower combined with an additional electric unit that brings the total power up to the limit of 115 HP.

The entire system is managed by the six-speed AGS robotized gearbox and the 4 × 4 AllGrip Select four-wheel drive, which comes into play only when the car experiences a loss of grip on the front wheels. The battery pack? In the double bottom of the boot, there is a 0.8 kWh lithium-titanate accumulator, which ensures (from the technical data sheet) autonomy in Full Electric mode of about 5 km at a constant speed of 60 km / h with the main engine off. Consumption in the mixed cycle according to WLTP approval, on the other hand, settles at 5.8-6.0 liters per 100 km traveled.

Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid 2022
Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid 2022

To let us try the S-Cross Hybrid 2022, Suzuki Italia chose Verona for two reasons: the beauty of the city and is the sponsor of the RAI1 60, 70, 80, and 90 television broadcast conducted by Amadeus and filmed at the beautiful Arena di Verona, where we had the pleasure of attending the second episode in the renamed Suzuki Arena. After the great musical show, we were given another pleasant test drive that first took us to the hills where the vineyards of the magnificent Veronese reds are grown (Valpolicella, Ripasso, and Amarone) with an interesting off-road ride to the end in the suggestive Valeggio. Mincio tested the car on all terrains and roads.


It is worth mentioning that Suzuki has two strengths: private customers (where it is the absolute leader in Italy with over 90% of the mix having very few company fleets) and in 4 × 4 boastings (now unique) a complete hybrid 4 × 4 range with market shares of the AWD really important.

Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid 2022
Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid 2022