Brazil - Suzuki SX4 S-Cross (India-bound) caught on test, debuts this month

10/10/2014 - 12:22 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Could get a more powerful 2.0L engine for South America.

The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross was spotted on test in Sao Paulo, Brazil, recently by a reader of Auto Esporte. The replacement for the old SX4 crossover which is sold in Brazil will debut at the Sao Paulo International Motor Show which starts later this month.

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross spied in Brazil
The SX4 S-Cross will debut at the Sao Paulo Motor Show for the Brazilian market.

The local media report that for South America, the SX4 S-Cross will not get the 1.6-liter petrol engine, and the 1.6-liter diesel is completely out of question. Instead, Suzuki is likely to use the 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine which produces 194 hp at 5,800 rpm and 187 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm.

This engine is seen on the current SX4 crossover, and it comes paired to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearbox. With the introduction of the new S-Cross, the transmission could be upgraded to a CVT unit. Both, 2WD and 4WD models will be on offer.

In South America too, the SX4 S-Cross will primarily rival the Ford EcoSport and the Renault Duster.

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross front three quarters at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
The S-Cross will replace the older SX4, and come with a CVT gearbox.

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In India, the SX4 S-Cross has commenced testing and is reported to launch early next year, with petrol, diesel and CNG powertrains.

Competitors: Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Mahindra Scorpio, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai ix25

Expected Price: INR 8-11 lakhs, ex-Showroom

Launch Date: Early 2015

[Source - Auto Esporte]

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