Suzuki launched the new Across in Autumn 2020, a robust and sporty SUV equipped with a sophisticated Plug-in Hybrid system and E-Four electronic 4×4, delivering uncompromising performance and efficiency with the capability and styling of a full-fledged modern SUV.
The Suzuki Across is the first model supplied from Toyota Motor Corporation under the collaborative business agreement between Toyota and Suzuki.
The bold and sporty design of the Suzuki 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 mouldings, a sporty large open grille and a front bumper with a prominent silver under garnish that helps to express the car’s all-round capabilities.
Further key features include sophisticated LED headlamps with a bi-beam projector (combining low and high beams) and an LED DRL. Premium quality 19-inch alloy wheels are fitted as standard with black gloss coating and distinctive polished face.
The Suzuki Across is available in six different colours – White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Metallic, Attitude Black Mica, Sensual Red Mica, Grey Metallic and Dark Blue Mica.
The interior environment of the Suzuki Across has been designed to evoke a sense of comfort, luxury and driving confidence. The well-crafted quality upholstery and accents throughout the vehicle are complemented by soft padding on the dashboard and door trims.
Further enhancing the driver and passenger experience is a 9-inch touchscreen display that works with Apple CarPlay for iPhone, Android Auto and MirrorLink for compatible smartphones.
While cabin space is designed for ample comfort in both the first and second rows, there has been no compromise in luggage space. The large 490-litre luggage compartment provides plenty of space to store luggage for a wide range of lifestyles and purposes. For added versatility, the right-hand side of the luggage compartment is equipped with a mains voltage (220V) electrical outlet and 12V accessory socket.
The Across is also equipped with an array of convenient storage spaces including driver’s and passenger’s side trays, centre tray, cupholders and a console box.
Plug-in Hybrid system
The Plug-in Hybrid system in the Across provides unparalleled fuel economy and smooth acceleration, with CO2 emissions of just 22g/km.
At the core of the Plug-in Hybrid system is a powerful front electric motor that delivers vigorous torque at low speeds and combines with a powerful 2.5-litre petrol engine for rapid acceleration at higher speeds.
With maximum output of 134kW and 270Nm of torque, the front electric motor draws its energy from an 18.1kWh (50.9 Ah) high capacity lithium-ion battery mounted beneath the floor. This provides a class leading EV range of 75km (46.6 miles).
Paired to the electric motor is the A25A-FXS Dynamic Force engine, which functions as a charger for the battery and provides power assistance to the electric motor during high-speed driving if required. Designed to deliver both high output and excellent fuel efficiency, the engine features a long stroke and high compression ratio, and both direct cylinder fuel injection (DI) and port fuel injection (PFI) that vary depending on driving conditions to raise output and fuel efficiency while lowering emissions. Additionally, six-hole injectors are utilised to further enhance fuel efficiency by injecting atomised fuel.
The Plug-in Hybrid system is equipped with four modes which are: Default EV mode, Auto EV/HV mode, HV mode, and battery charger mode which the driver can select depending on driving conditions and battery status. In EV Mode the vehicle is driven entirely by the power of the electric motor even under full acceleration. When in Auto EV/HV mode and HV mode, the engine contributes to power delivery when required, such as when the accelerator is pressed strongly. To store electricity for EV mode when the charge is low, the battery charger mode runs the engine to fully re-charge the battery. The powerful lithium-ion battery has 96 cells, voltage of 355V and a capacity of 50.9 Ah.
ADVANCED 4X4 CAPABILITY
The state-of-the-art E-Four electronic 4×4 system in the Suzuki Across provides drivers with genuine 4×4 performance as well as maintaining superior fuel efficiency.
The system features an independent 40kW rear motor that works in conjunction with the front motor to provide front : rear torque variation ranging from 100:00 to 20:80. Benefits of this system include enhanced stability during take-off on slippery surfaces such as snow covered roads, and confident handling when cornering on varying road surfaces.
Front and rear suspension
MacPherson strut front suspension and double wishbone rear suspension provide a flat, comfortable ride with minimal body roll around turns for less stress on long drives. Use of hot-stamped steel, high-strength sheet steel and aluminium gives the body a highly rigid and lightweight design that enhances fuel efficiency, handling and stability.
Pitching of the body during acceleration and deceleration is suppressed by controlling motor torque to enhance passenger ride comfort and reduce impact on the driver’s view for less driving stress.
AWD Integrated Management (AIM)
Central to the E-Four system is the highly sophisticated AWD Integrated Management (AIM), which controls not only drive force distribution, but also engine throttle control, transmission shift scheduling, Electric Power Steering (EPS) assistance and braking, according to the driving conditions.
ADVANCED SAFETY AND TECHNOLOGY FEATURES: Fully equipped with the latest smart safety features, the Suzuki Across offers confidence and peace of mind for both driver and passengers on every journey. Some of the key safety features include driving assist functions such as Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), which use a millimeter-wave radar and monocular camera.
Pre-Collision System (PCS): PCS helps prevent collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists by monitoring the road ahead with a millimeter wave radar and monocular camera and applying braking assist and automatic braking if needed.
Lane Tracing Assist (LTA): When the LTA determines that an unintended lane departure is likely to occur on an expressway or marked public road, it assists steering operation to keep the vehicle in the centre of the lane.
Road Sign Assist (RSA): RSA monitors the road for traffic signs and displays them on the multi-information display when they are detected.
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC): DRCC works at all speeds and automatically maintains ample distance with the vehicle ahead, including stopping the vehicle when the preceding vehicle comes to a halt and then following it when it restarts.
Blind Spot Monitor (BSM): BSM alerts the driver when a vehicle is approaching or detected in a rear blind spot.
Rear Crossing Traffic Alert (RCTA): RCTA helps the driver avoid collisions when reversing out of parking spaces. When it detects a vehicle approaching in a rear blind spot, it warns the driver by sounding a buzzer and conveying the location of the approaching vehicle.
eCall: If the vehicle is involved in a traffic accident, the eCall system alerts emergency services with a phone message that includes the precise location of the vehicle.
Kick Operation tailgate: When the driver’s hands are full of bags or luggage, the tailgate can be opened simply by placing a foot beneath the righthand lower section of the rear bumper as long as the driver is carrying the key.
Brake Hold: When the vehicle comes to a stop such as at a traffic light, the electric parking brake holds the vehicle by maintaining braking pressure to prevent the vehicle from rolling forward or backward until the driver presses the accelerator pedal.