The mesh front grille, with its combination dark and bright chrome elements, underscores the S-Cross concept’s focus on quality and aesthetic appeal, as do the innovative roof rails, which fit flush with the roofline when not in use.
The S-Cross also acknowledges the need for aerodynamic efficiency, and the fuel consumption and emissions benefits to be gained from a low drag coefficient. Thus, the S-Cross features a sloping roofline, together with smoothly-shaped bumpers and doors.
The S-Cross concept’s role as a crossover vehicle is confirmed by the presence of a prominent front skid plate, boldly flared wheel arches and side mouldings, and large 20-inch chrome wheels.
Suzuki Motor Company managing officer and executive general manager of global automotive marketing, Kenichi Ayukawa, confirmed at the show that the S-Cross will spawn a production model, to be introduced in Europe before the end of 2013.
The new car will further extend Suzuki’s product offering, allowing it to compete in the A, B and C-segments of both the passenger car and SUV vehicle categories, he said.
Mr Ayukawa added that the new crossover was further confirmation of Suzuki’s expansion strategy, which aims to introduce new models to the European market on an annual basis.