Suzuki has revealed a new flagship SUV called Across, a robust and sporty car equipped with a sophisticated Plug-in Hybrid system and E-Four electronic 4x4, delivering uncompromising performance and efficiency with the capability and styling of a full-fledged modern SUV.
The ACROSS is the first model supplied from Toyota Motor Corporation under the collaborative business agreement between Toyota and Suzuki.
Inside, the new Suzuki Across features a multifunction steering wheel, air conditioning and a nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which offers support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
There’s also a range of storage bins and cup holders scattered throughout the cabin, as well as an electrical accessory socket fitted in the SUV’s 490-litre boot.
The bold and sporty design of the ACROSS conveys confidence from every angle.
Robust polygonal motifs across the body form a bold physique that is further highlighted by characteristic SUV wheel arch moldings, a sporty large open grille, and a bumper with a prominent silver under garnish that helps to express the car’s all-round capabilities.
The ACROSS will be available in six colours: White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Metallic, Attitude Black Mica, Sensual Red Mica, Grey Metallic and Dark Blue Mica.
The Suzuki Across is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain, which comprises a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, a 18.1kWh lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor mounted on each axle.
Combined, the system has an output of 180bhp and 270Nm of torque – which Suzuki says will offer a maximum all-electric range of 47 miles.
The Across’s PHEV powertrain comes with a range of driver profiles, which allows the SUV to operate in either hybrid or fully-electric mode.
There’s also an extra setting which holds the battery’s charge level for use later in the journey, as well as a battery charger mode which can top-up the battery pack without the need to visit a charging station.
Finally, there’s a Trail setting, which Suzuki says will manipulate the car’s differential and braking system to provide the best performance off-road.
The system automatically sends power to the wheels with the most grip – and brakes the wheels that are losing traction – while adjusting the throttle and gearbox shift pattern to keep the Across moving.
Buyers also get a wealth of safety equipment, including pre-collision assist, lane-keeping assist, road sign assist and a blind-spot monitoring system.
There’s also a rear cross-traffic alert system and an active cruise control system, which can automatically control the SUV’s throttle and braking in stop-start traffic.