Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Review: “Its natural run is pleasant, traditionally European” by Naoto Shimazaki

Six hundred units of the SX4 S-Cross is manufactured in Hungary every year; it is also developed in Japan. As we know, it is a model that was initially launched in Europe and is already being sold in the global market.

The S-Cross may be a new car name, but this full-car model is actually the successor of the SX4 and it gives off a traditional European feel, following the Splash and other models. Recently, the SUV market has been very active and there are many cars being sold for personal use. However, this car is very plain yet, on the contrary, great. It was particularly developed for drivers who want to casually and subtly drive an SUV.

Its overall length by width is 4300 x 1765 cm, and with the smallest turning radius of 5.3m, it is convenient and fairly manageable. Because of its beltline, the view from the driver’s seat is also pleasing. Its interior part looks plain, but its backseat is spacious. The height of the floorboards in the luggage space is adjustable, and its depth and wideness can be extensively used, thus it is practical.

Its suspension system is the same with the European specification (for Suzuki vehicles), and on the road, you will find out that its fine quality dampers are smooth, giving off a flat feeling when driving. The response of its steering is also steady, and regardless of speed, it makes you feel secure. Its 1.6L engine, combined with CVT, has no inefficiency, thus you can drive it comfortably. Regardless of it being an SUV, you can naturally drive it on ordinary days and even on holidays.

â–  5 Star Rating
Packaging: ★★★★★
Interior/Comfort: ★★★★★
Power Source: ★★★★★
Footwork: ★★★★★
Recommendation: ★★★★★

Naoto Shimazaki | Automotive Journalist (AJAJ Member)
Born in Tokyo in 1958. He worked at an editing and publishing company for nine years after graduating from university. In 1991, he began working freelance after working as a writer, editor and photographer for magazines and independent publications. Since then, he has continued to expand his activities as a writer for magazines and the web. He approaches cars and journalism from the viewpoint of an everyday user.

(Translated by Claire Marie Sausora)