The new Suzuki SX4 S-Cross goes on sale in the UK on 1st October 2013, with prices starting from £14,999 for the SZ3 1.6-litre petrol model.

The SX4 S-Cross will be built at the Magyar Suzuki plant in Hungary, and comes with a choice of either petrol or diesel engine.

The 1.6-litre petrol unit produces 120PS at 6,000rpm and 156Nm of torque at 4,400rpm.  It’s available with either five-speed manual or CVT auto transmission, and in 2WD or AllGrip 4WD versions.

The petrol manual 2WD is the fastest of the bunch, hitting 62mph in 11.0 seconds and topping out at 111mph.

The diesel option comes in the shape of a 1.6-litre DDiS engine with start/stop, producing 120PS at 3,750rpm and a more juicy 320Nm of torque at a useful 1,750rpm.  It’s available with a six-speed manual gearbox only, and hits 62mph in 12.0 seconds before running out of puff at an identical 111mph.

CVT and AllGrip 4WD options shave a second or so off the performance figures.

Not surprisingly, the diesel is the most efficient model in the range, recording 67.2mpg on the combined cycle in 2WD form and emitting just 110g/km of CO2.

The petrol-powered 2WD manual version can return 51.3mpg, with emissions of 127 g/km.

Fuel consumption & emissions – 1.6 petrol engine

Drive systemTransmissionFuel consumption
combined
(mpg)
CO2 emissions
combined
(g/km)
2WD

4WD

5MT51.3127
CVT51.3125
5MT47.8135
CVT49.5130

Fuel consumption & emissions – 1.6 DDiS engine

Drive systemTransmissionFuel consumption
combined
(mpg)
CO2 emissions
combined
(g/km)
2WD6MT67.2110
4WD6MT64.2114

Suzuki’s AllGrip four-wheel drive system has been revised, and includes four modes – auto, sport, snow and lock – selected via a push-and-turn dial on the centre console.

The interior of the SX4 features two sliding glass panels, extending over both the front and rear seats.

A range of eight exterior colours will be available, including a new option – Crystal Lime Metallic.

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross prices

S-CROSSCO2 OUTPUTPRICE
1.6 SZ3 Manual127 g/km£14,999.00
1.6 SZ4 Manual127 g/km£16,249.00
1.6 SZ-T Manual127 g/km£17,749.00
1.6 SZ5 Manual127 g/km£19,749.00
1.6 SZ5 CVT125 g/km£21,099.00
1.6 SZ5 ALLGRIP Manual135 g/km£21,549.00
1.6 SZ5 ALLGRIP CVT130 g/km£22,449.00
1.6 DDiS SZ3 Manual110 g/km£16,999.00
1.6 DDiS SZ4 Manual110 g/km£18,249.00
1.6 DDiS SZ-T Manual110 g/km£19,749.00
1.6 DDiS SZ5 Manual110 g/km£21,749.00
1.6 DDiS SZ-T ALLGRIP Manual114 g/km£21,549.00
1.6 DDiS SZ5 ALLGRIP Manual114 g/km£23,549.00