Suzuki has launched the new Across, a plug-in hybrid SUV with the capability and styling of a full-fledged modern SUV.
The Suzuki Across is based on the Toyota RAV4. It is the first model supplied from Toyota Motor Corporation under a new collaborative business agreement.
The SUV sports robust polygonal motifs across the body which form a bold, SUV physique. 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 interior features a 9-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay compatibility for iPhone, and Android Auto and MirrorLink for other compatible smartphones.
Suzuki claims the cabin features “well-crafted quality upholstery and accents throughout the vehicle”, “complemented by soft padding on the dashboard and door trims.”
The large 490-litre boot provides plenty of space to store luggage for a wide range of lifestyles and purposes.
The Suzuki Across utilises a 180bhp electric motor that develops 270Nm of peak torque. It is paired to the A25A-FXS 182bhp 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.
An additional 54bhp electric motor powers the rear wheels for enhanced stability during take-off on slippery surfaces and better handling when cornering on varying road surfaces.
An 18.1kWh lithium-ion battery mounted beneath the floor acts as the intermediary for the motive sources.
Sales of the Suzuki Across in European markets are set to start in late 2020.