Suzuki ACROSS - Coming Soon
The all-new Suzuki Across is a car that can revolutionise your journeys. It’s a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with a 46 mile electric range, allowing you to drive around town using no petrol at all. For longer distances, there’s a 2.5-litre petrol engine that works with the 18.1kWh lithium-ion battery in Hybrid mode to deliver the range of a petrol car. There’s also a ‘Battery Charger’ mode, which uses the petrol engine to recharge the battery, so you don’t have to plug-in to a charging point for a top up.
There are four drive modes (EV, Auto EV/HV, HV, Battery Charger) and the Across is designed to make your journeys easier. The power output is a healthy 180bhp with 270Nm of torque, and there’s a suite of driving aids that come as standard, including adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, road sign assist and pre-collision assist. Suzuki has knocked it out of the park with this one.
Some of the standard & optional features
100% electric: The Across can be driven as a 100% electric car. The 18.1kWh lithium-ion battery is good for a 46 mile electric range with zero emissions. It responds instantly to any throttle input and drives near silently in EV mode.
Hybrid mode: HV mode uses the 18.1kWh lithium-ion battery and 5 petrol engine together for maximum performance and efficiency. The battery is used to assist acceleration in this mode and start the car without booting up the engine.
Battery Charger: Battery Charger mode is a drive profile that uses the 2.5 petrol engine for power and as a charging station. The engine recharges the battery so you don’t have to find a charging station to plug into.
Four-wheel drive: The Across comes as standard with four-wheel drive. The E-Four electronic 4x4 system can distribute torque between all four wheels to maximise grip in slippery conditions. It also assists with fast acceleration.
Driving aids: The Across is available with the latest advanced driving aids including adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane tracing assist and emergency city braking to make your journeys safer.
Digital infotainment: The Across has a 9” touchscreen infotainment system and a 7” digital driver’s display. You can use both of these to display your range and driving data or you can keep your media and infotainment on the touchscreen.
Convenience features: An electric tailgate and keyless entry and start come as standard, as does an electric driver’s seat and wireless charging. The Across also has Suzuki eCall, a safety feature that calls the emergency services if you have a crash.
A friend of the family: Underneath its stylish body, the Across is a spacious family car with 490-litres of boot space and room for five adult passengers. There are also ISOFIX points on both rear outermost seats (useful if you have infants).