Marlborough Mid-Week : May 27th 2015
24 MARLBOROUGH MIDWEEK, MAY 27, 2015 Bill Green car reviews, brought to you by SUZUKI S-CROSS big on safety, size Suzuki is renowned for their production of small cars, just look at Swift ! situation), as well there’s snow, sport and probably the mode most will leave the vehicle in, auto. Conversely there is a two wheel drive model. Suzuki says that S-Cross burns 5.8l/100km and emits 137g/km of CO2, now that’s not too bad. “The engine responds well through the CVT, it gets up and hauls quickly and relatively quietly as well.” S L ast year they moved away a little from straight car production, of course there are their famed Jimny and Vitara 4WD models, to introduce the S-Cross a crossover vehicle that replaced the SX4. S-Cross looks like an SUV, there are two versions. As tested there’s the 2WD and one dubbed ‘allgrip’; both come in GLX or Limited specifications sharing the same powertrains. The automatic gearbox is a 7 step CVT, while a five speed manual is also available in both versions. The CVT shifts really well, in 2015 SUZUKI S-CROSS LTD ex - demonstrator • Keyless Entry • ABS Braking • Electronic Stability Control • Cruise Control • 7 Airbags • 5 Star ANCAP Safety Rating SPECIAL PRICE $29,990! DRIVE AWAY SPECIAL PRICE $27,990! DRIVE AWAY www.motorworld.nz wadsco motorworld 55 scott st, blenheim JARED 021 400 934 GRAHAM 021 833 857 SIMON 021 422 207 6673703AG the Limited there are paddle shifters behind the steering wheel should you wish to do the gear changing yourself, I felt that the box did pretty well on its own.The engine responds well through the CVT, it gets up and hauls quickly and relatively quietly as well. The iAWD (allgrip) system detects slip and transfers drive to the set of wheels that needs it.This can be locked in to give more torque to the rear wheels (while the ESP and other control technologies are optimised to get the vehicle free form its sticky -Cross‘s cabin is rather roomy, 5 adults can fit, but four is better. Even with 5 people aboard there’s good luggage space at 440 litres. However with two aboard the whole rear set-up can be lowered or if three up then the rear seat can be split to accommodate more luggage. LTD models feature cruise control, satellite navigation, reversing camera, dual climate control air conditioning, keyless entry and push button start, Bluetooth handsfree connectivity, USB input, 7-airbags including driver’s knee airbag and ABS with Electronic Stability Programme. The layout of the cabin is quite intuitive, all controls are easy to get to and the functions simple to use. The Limited sports a good navigation system, the reversing camera is clear in reproduction. There are two ISOFIX points and three child seat tether points. On the outside S–Cross has 17-inch alloys, HID projector headlamps with LED position lamps washers and they are dusk sensing. and distinctive 2015 SUZUKI S-CROSS GLX chrome highlights are the norm for the Limited. S afety wise S-Cross has a 5 star EURO Ncap and ANCAP rating, there’s a brake override system, rear parking sensors to aid the rearview camera, seven airbags, ABS braking and an Electronic Stability Programme. Really for the asking price of $32,990 plus on roads the S-Cross is very well equipped, there’s not a lot to add spec wise.The vehicle drives with a solid feel to it. $4,000! Save $3,000! Save 1 Only at this price!
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