SUZUKI SX4 S-CROSS AUTOMATIC DIESEL
You'll have the ability to get an automatic gearbox in diesel-powered SX4 S-Cross models from summer 2015
The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross will receive a choice of light updates later this year, including a brand new automatic gearbox alternative, cleaner engines and a tweaked infotainment system.
Ed Norman, merchandise manager at Suzuki Cars UK, confirmed this week the business would shortly offer an automatic gearbox on its diesel Scross SUV.
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Although he wouldn't speculate on just what setup it'd use, it's not unlikely to adopt a new automated manual system rather than a conventional torque converter.
If the AGS 'carton in the Celerio city car that is new is anything we can anticipate little to no fuel economy penalties.
Norman also affirmed both automatic and manual S Cross diesels would be Euro6 compliant without the use of AdBlue, from the summer technology. Companies for example Mercedes and Volkswagen have started using AdBlue exhaust fluid inside their most frugal models to reduce dangerous nitrogen emissions - but Suzuki insists this will not be crucial.
"For the very first time for Suzuki we'll have a diesel automatic version," he said. "The diesel engine that goes into Vitara is a Euro6 variant. At the minute in S-Cross it is a Euro5, but the S-Cross engine will likely be upgraded to Euro6 during the second half of the year.'
Elsewhere, the refreshed Suzuki S-Cross will even employ a more modern MirrorLink infotainment system. This is actually the same setup seen in the new Vitara - expected on sale in April - and allows you to stream the contents of your cell phone onto the central touchscreen of the dashboard.
We shoved Norman on whether we had see this elsewhere in the Suzuki range, and he supported that finally buyers would get the choice in cars such as the Swift and brand new Celerio - but not in the long run.
The SX4 S-Cross range that is updated will go on sale in the July, with prices anticipated to reflect the existing car. The current cheapest diesel prices GBP16,999, but an automatic variant will probably command a premium of at least GBP1,000 over that.