New Transmission for Suzuki S-Cross and Vitara

Twin Clutch System for the Suzuki S-Cross

Suzuki has announced the availability a new transmission that will be available on the S-Cross DDiS ALLGRIP model. Suzuki's Twin Clutch System (TCSS) is the first of its type and Suzuki believe that it will appeal to the ever growing number of diesel drivers looking for a Crossover.

The TCSS is available this month on the SZ5 S-Cross DDiS ALLGRIP, costing an additional £1,350 over the conventional six-speed manual.

The new transmission is a six-speed automated manual transmission that uses hydraulically controlled dual clutches and gear change system, that drives exactly the same way as a traditional automatic vehicle. One clutch is used for 1 st, 3rd and 5th gear with 2nd, 4th and 6th using the other clutch, ensuring that the desired gear is always available whether the driver is accelerating or decelerating.

When mated with the latest Euro 6 compliant 1.6-litre DDiS engine, the TCSS allows for faster gear changes than can be achieved with a conventional manual transmission, making it the perfect match for the 320Nm of torque available from just 1,750rpm.

Despite the new transmission weighing more and operating on a slightly different gear ratio, the fuel economy has only taken a minor hit, achieving up to 62.8 MPG, and CO2 emissions are only 4g/km higher than the manual gearbox at a very environmentally friendly 118g/km.

Suzuki Vitara Gets New Automatic Transmission

The recently launched Suzuki Vitara has been a huge success, and to build on that Suzuki has announced the introduction of a new six-speed fully automatic transmission available on the SZ5 petrol model in both the two-wheel drive and ALLGRIP four-wheel drive models.

The automatic transmission has a much wider gear ratio than the manual version, allowing for precise driver control and providing quick response when travelling at low speeds. A manual override has also been included, allowing the driver to change up or down using the shift paddles located behind the steering wheel.

Four-wheel drive vehicles that operate with an automatic transmission are typically seen as having poor fuel economy and high levels of CO2 emissions. However Suzuki's ALLGRIP system provides fantastic fuel economy on the combined fuel consumption cycle, achieving up to 49.5 MPG whilst emitting just 131g/km of CO2 – remarkably low for a four-wheel drive petrol powered SUV.

To find out more about the Suzuki S-Cross and the Vitara, visit our Suzuki dealership in Watford or contact us using the buttons above.