Add a touch of Prestige to your life

SUZUKI knew what it was doing when it added the word Prestige to its top-of- the-range S-Cross model which stands out, even from a company renowned for small to medium-size vehicles.

There is nothing wrong with the base S-Cross but if you feel like treating yourself, the Prestige gives you some desirable extras.

Leather seating, advanced LED headlights with auto levelling, auto windscreen wipers, polished alloys and rear parking sensors add what could be described as icing to an already tempting cake.

The Prestige’s 1.4 litre direct-injection turbo engine is a big step forward on its predecessor, with 20 percent more power and a massive 40 percent more torque, at 103kW and 220Nm respectively.

Despite that, it still comes under the 6 litres/100km bar at 5.9.

That is delivered through a six-stage auto transmission with almost imperceptible gear changes, with paddle shifters on the steering wheel for the keen driver.

Suzuki is really pushing the interior space available in the S-Cross Prestige in its promotion of the vehicle, claiming it is class-leading.

Even with five people aboard, there are 440 litres of cargo space available thanks to a generous boot and a 60/40 rear seat configuration that allows larger items to be stowed easily.

That interior cabin is going to quickly become your happy place, with a full book of comfort features.

Start with a telescopic and tilt- adjustable steering wheel and when you are comfortable in your ultimate seating position, you can enjoy access to dual zone climate control, hands-free Bluetooth calling and wireless connection to your music, cruise control and speed limiter, and a 7 inch touchscreen that includes satellite navigation with easy-to-follow maps and a reversing camera that allows you to reverse without having to twist like a contortionist.

A five-star ANCAP safety rating was attained thanks to the presence of a safety- engineered body through Suzuki’s TECT (total effective control technology), ABS brakes with EBD, a brake override system and an electronic stability programme.

Suzuki put some thought also into the exterior design, with elegant lines flowing smoothly from the front to the back and integrated roof rails intended to fit in with the aerodynamics of the vehicle.

The dictionary tells us that prestige is widespread respect and admiration for something or someone based on a perception of their achievements or quality. Right on Suzuki.

SUZUKI knew what it was doing when it added the word Prestige to its top-of- the-range S-Cross model which stands out, even from a company renowned for small to medium-size vehicles.

There is nothing wrong with the base S-Cross but if you feel like treating yourself, the Prestige gives you some desirable extras.

Leather seating, advanced LED headlights with auto levelling, auto windscreen wipers, polished alloys and rear parking sensors add what could be described as icing to an already tempting cake.

The Prestige’s 1.4 litre direct-injection turbo engine is a big step forward on its predecessor, with 20 percent more power and a massive 40 percent more torque, at 103kW and 220Nm respectively.

Despite that, it still comes under the 6 litres/100km bar at 5.9.

That is delivered through a six-stage auto transmission with almost imperceptible gear changes, with paddle shifters on the steering wheel for the keen driver.

Suzuki is really pushing the interior space available in the S-Cross Prestige in its promotion of the vehicle, claiming it is class-leading.

Even with five people aboard, there are 440 litres of cargo space available thanks to a generous boot and a 60/40 rear seat configuration that allows larger items to be stowed easily.

That interior cabin is going to quickly become your happy place, with a full book of comfort features.

Start with a telescopic and tilt- adjustable steering wheel and when you are comfortable in your ultimate seating position, you can enjoy access to dual zone climate control, hands-free Bluetooth calling and wireless connection to your music, cruise control and speed limiter, and a 7 inch touchscreen that includes satellite navigation with easy-to-follow maps and a reversing camera that allows you to reverse without having to twist like a contortionist.

A five-star ANCAP safety rating was attained thanks to the presence of a safety- engineered body through Suzuki’s TECT (total effective control technology), ABS brakes with EBD, a brake override system and an electronic stability programme.

Suzuki put some thought also into the exterior design, with elegant lines flowing smoothly from the front to the back and integrated roof rails intended to fit in with the aerodynamics of the vehicle.

The dictionary tells us that prestige is widespread respect and admiration for something or someone based on a perception of their achievements or quality. Right on Suzuki.

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