Last year, the Suzuki S-Cross (Suzuki SX4 S-Cross) got a 48- volt mild-hybrid system in Europe improving Suzuki’s emissions profile in the Old Continent. Next year, the aging compact crossover will be upgraded with a high-voltage full-hybrid powertrain, according to a report on Die Motorprofis
The Suzuki S-Cross is over 8 years old and lags behind the competition in lots of aspects. Preferably now would be the correct time for a generational change, but the Austrian report suggests that rather of a second-generation Suzuki S-Cross, the present design would be treated to a second facelift. The report says that the compact crossover will get a brand-new front and rear design in January 2022.
On the hybrid system of the 2022 Suzuki S-Cross
The 2022 Suzuki S-Cross will be readily available with a full-hybrid powertrain that has a 1.5-litre petrol engine as the primary drive unit, and the electrified version will be an all-wheel-drive automobile, declares Die Motorprofis. Suzuki may provide a system similar to the fourth-gen Toyota Yaris hybrid, which clubs the M15 A-FXE 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with the MG1 electrical motor (induction motor) and the MG2 electrical motor (PMSM).
The M15 A-FXE fuel engine produces 67 kW (91 PS) and 120 Nm. The MG1 motor is utilized to start the engine and produce power to charge the traction battery, a 0.76 kWh (1776 V, 4.3 Ah) Lithium-ion system, and the 12 V auxiliary battery. The MG2 is the traction motor used to power the front wheels. The former produces 3.9 kW (5.3 PS) and 52 Nm, while the latter provides 59 kW (80 PS) and 141 Nm.
It is notable that Suzuki has a technical collaboration with Toyota where it borrows the THS full-hybrid powertrain for the ACross and Swace. If the 2022 Suzuki S-Cross’ system is established internal, Suzuki may upgrade the K15 B gas engine, which it currently uses with a 12 V mild-hybrid innovation, to support full-hybrid innovation.
Suzuki S-Cross 48 V mild-hybrid (2021 design)
The 48- volt mild-hybrid system Suzuki presented in the Swift Sport, Vitara, and SX4 S-Cross last year provides to 20 percent lower CO2 emissions, much better torque and 15 percent general improvement for the same engine. Higher gains are expected when the SX4 S-Cross graduates to a strong-hybrid powertrain setup.
A veteran friend and Austrian follower, Raphael Gürth, sent us a few photographs of the electrified Suzuki SX4 S-Cross 48 V from the 2020 Vienna Auto Show. Keep in mind that these are of the 48 V variant and not the upcoming car.
The upgraded SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) includes a 48 V lithium-ion battery, Integrated Starter Generator (referred to as ISG) and 48 V-12 V (DC/DC) converter to power parts needing lower voltage, including lights, audio and a/c. As a natural development to the old 12 V system, the new system is more effective and offers extra torque up to 235 Nm readily available from 2,000 rpm. The 48 V hybrid system includes 15 kg to the overall weight of the automobile.
The S-Cross mild-hybrid has actually a brand-new turbocharged gas engine, called K14 D, which produces 95 kW (129 PS) and 235 Nm. The 48 V hybrid system sees the introduction of electric motor idling when the clutch is disengaged and the engine speed is around 1,000 rpm. Replacing the fuel injection, the motor controls and preserves engine idling at low automobile speeds and when stationary. Internally called ‘WA06 B,’ it assists the engine with 10 kW (13 bhp) of power and 53 Nm of torque.
The Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid 48 V MHEV was initially readily available with just a 6-speed manual transmission. Now, clients can define it with a 6-speed automatic transmission rather for more convenience. It’s a standard automatic transmission with a torque convertor. As in the manual setups, the AllGrip 4WD system is optional. Needless to state, the automatic setups have greater fuel intake and emit more CO2. Take a look at the main figures in the table listed below:
|Configuration Economy||CO2 Emission||Fuel Consumption (WLTP, Combined)|
|MT 2WD||127 g/km||501 mpg|
|AT 2WD||129 g/km||495 mpg|
|MT 4WD||139 g/km||457 mpg|
|AT 4WD||141 g/km||452 mpg|
The Suzuki line-up in Europe now consists of five mild-hybrid designs (Ignis, Swift, Swift Sport, and Vitara), one full hybrid model (Swace), and one plug-in hybrid model (Across). In the UK, the rates of these energized designs vary from GBP 12,499(incl. GBP 2,000 client savings) to GBP 45,599 The Jimny, which costs GBP 16,796 onwards in the UK, is the last non-electrified design in the European line-up now. Just the S-Cross and Vitara originate from a European factory (Magyar Suzuki in Hungary), the combined sales of which in 2020 were 111,047 units.