Suzuki S-Cross Strong Hybrid to be launched in H2 2022: Report

The new-generation Suzuki S-Cross unveiled in November 2021 features electrification as standard in Europe, featuring 48-volt mild-hybrid technology. European outlets, such as Autozurnal, report that the Suzuki S-Cross Strong Hybrid will follow in the second half of the year.


The S-Cross Strong Hybrid will feature the same powertrain as the 2022 Suzuki Vitara. We’re referring to the 75 kW/138 Nm K15C 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine clubbed with a 24.6 kW/60 Nm electric motor that makes use of a 0.84 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The combined power of this strong hybrid or full-hybrid system is 85 kW or 116 PS. A 6-speed automatic transmission transmits power to the front wheels or the Allgrip 4WD system (if opted) in the Vitara Strong Hybrid, and you can expect the same kit in the S-Cross Strong Hybrid.

Suzuki Vitara Full Hybrid drivetrain
Suzuki has developed its own strong hybrid/full-hybrid powertrain instead of borrowing Toyota’s THS. Besides reducing fuel consumption, it offers a short driving range in EV mode, as compared to the mild-hybrid system. Image Source: Suzuki

The current Euro-spec S-Cross employs the K14D 1.4-litre turbocharged direct injection petrol engine and a 48V mild-hybrid system consisting of a smaller lithium-ion battery pack that operates at a lower voltage, a belt-driven Integrated Starter Generator (ISG), and a 48V-12V (DC/DC) converter. The ISG serves as a generator and also the starter motor, and it assists the petrol engine, too.

Design & Features

The 2022 Suzuki S-Cross is a remarkable improvement from its predecessor. It’s not the most appealing car in its segment, but it’s certainly younger and fresher. With a higher and straighter bonnet, larger and sophisticated grille, and three-element LED headlamps, it has a more confident and upscale appearance at the front. The profile is nearly as soft and crossover-like as the old model, but the larger and angular wheel arches help build ruggedness. The rear-end is more stylish, thanks to new horizontal L-shaped, clear tail lamps, a sporty spoiler, and a more assertive tailgate.

The interior design of the all-new S-Cross is somewhat outdated and lackluster compared to rivals. Several core elements, including the side AC vents, steering wheel, and instrument cluster, look either carried over from or very similar to those of the old model. A new infotainment system with a 9-inch free-standing HD touchscreen, sliding panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control system, and leather upholstery are some of the main features.

On the safety front, the new S-Cross packs a 360-degree camera, front and rear parking sensors, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Cruise Control with speed limiter, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.


S-Cross Motion 2WD 6MTGBP 24,999
S-Cross Motion 2WD 6ATGBP 26,349
S-Cross Ultra 4WD 6MTGBP 29,799
S-Cross Ultra 4WD 6ATGBP 31,149
2022 Suzuki S-Cross price in the UK

The prices of the 2022 Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid (mild-hybrid) start at GBP 24,999 and go up to GBP 31,149. The strong hybrid variant will be priced above the corresponding mild-hybrid variant.

2022 Suzuki S-Cross FAQs

What is the 2022 Suzuki S-Cross release date?

The new S-Cross is now on sale in the UK with a mild-hybrid system.

What is the new Suzuki S-Cross price?

The 2022 Suzuki S-Cross costs GBP 24,999 onwards in the UK.

What are the new Suzuki S-Cross alternatives?

Alternatives to the S-Cross include models like the Nissan Qashqai, Vauxhall Mokka X, and Renault Captur.

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