Suzuki may not mean much as a brand in North-America, but iit is a well-established name in the Old World. Hence, there was plenty of interest in the maker’s new S-Cross Concept debuting at this year’s Paris Motor Show.
The new crossover is intended for city use, Suzuki cryptically suggesting it is designed to evoke “nature in the city and the city in nature.” To battle snowdrifts and potholes, it will be offered with 2WD and iAWD, Suzuki’s intelligent all-wheel drive system.
The 169.7-inch long vehicle is still a design study, but Kenichi Ayukawa, Suzuki’s Executive General Manager of Global Automobile Marketing, confirmed that the production model will enter the market in the fourth quarter of 2013. With its 102.4-inch wheelbase, the S-Cross would fit in somewhere between the new Mazda CX-5 and the Mini Countryman