2014 SUZUKI S-CROSS DRIVE-AWAY
Suzuki’s new S-Cross crossover, which arrived in December as a replacement for the SX4, has been given new drive-away pricing for 2014.
For most models in the range, Suzuki is now covering all on-road costs, with the entry S-Cross GL 2WD manual getting a drive-away price of $22,990 - its former list price.
Likewise, the GL 2WD auto and GLX 2WD auto are priced at $25,490 and $29,990 respectively, the new drive-away prices matching their previous list prices.
For the all-wheel-drive models however, on-road costs add $2000 to the RRP, with the GLX AWD auto at $34,990 drive-away and the GLX AWD Prestige auto at $36,990 drive-away.
“Value for money has always been a cornerstone for Suzuki and the S-Cross now represents an outstanding investment,” Suzuki Australia Automobiles boss Tony Devers said.
“We built the S-Cross with Australian consumers in mind, delivering on the key requirements of fuel economy and interior space. The new S-Cross is class leading for both.”
“Now, with drive away pricing, it means the S-Cross is clearly a class leader in value for money.”
The S-Cross has been a slow mover for Suzuki Australia, with 89 sales last month, making 185 sales for the year to the end of February.
By comparison, its predecessor the SX4 saw 136 and 184 sales in its final months - November and December - helped along by runout sales.
The SX4 also benefitted from a lower entry price, with the previous SX4 Crossover available in manual form at $18,990 and with a CVT auto at $20,990.
Likewise, AWD models started at $21,990 in manual form - well below the new range’s $34,990 GLX AWD, available with an auto only.
The S-Cross line-up’s new pricing could improve its fortunes, but in a hard-fought compact SUV market - led comfortably by the Hyundai ix35’s 1491 sales in February - the new Suzuki has its work cut out for it.
- S-Cross GL 2WD manual - $22,990
- S-Cross GL 2WD CVT - 25,490
- S-Cross GLX 2WD CVT - $29,990
S-Cross GLX AWD CVT - $34,990
- S-Cross GLX AWD Prestige - $36,990