As fans of Suzuki, we are delighted to see a new model join the family – a sporty SUV, called the Across, equipped with a sophisticated Plug-in Hybrid system and electronic 4×4 with the performance, efficiency, capability and styling of a modern SUV.
The Across is the first model supplied from Toyota Motor Corporation under the collaborative business agreement between Toyota and Suzuki.
UK sales are set to start in November 2020.
Robust polygonal motifs across the body, characteristic SUV wheel arch mouldings, a sporty large open grille and a front bumper with a prominent silver under panel show off the Across’s stylish looks and all-round capabilities.
Further key features include LED headlamps with a bi-beam projector (combining low and high beams) and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL).
Premium quality 19-inch alloy wheels are fitted as standard with black gloss coatings.
While cabin space is designed for ample comfort for passengers, there has been no compromise in luggage space onboard the Across. The large 490-litre luggage compartment provides plenty of space to store shopping or 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 available in six different colours – White Pearl, Silver Metallic, Black Mica, Red Mica, Grey Metallic and Dark Blue Mica.
The Plug-in Hybrid system in the Across provides unparalleled fuel economy and smooth acceleration, with CO₂ emissions of just 22g/km.
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.
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 Across 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.
Fully equipped with the latest smart safety features, the Across offers motorists some of the key safety features including 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.
OTR prices for the ACROSS 2.5 PHEV E-Four CVT start from £45599 and CO2 emissions from 22g/km.
To find out more, visit your nearest Suzuki dealer at https://cars.suzuki.co.uk/find-a-dealer/
To see Suzuki’s entire new car range visit https://cars.suzuki.co.uk/new-cars/.