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Suzuki reveals new Across plug-in hybrid SUV


Suzuki is expanding its model range with the new Across SUV, based on the Toyota Rav4.

The new model, offered as part of a collaboration between Toyota and Suzuki, will go on sale in Autumn with a plug-in hybrid powertrain - a first for the brand.

Another model, based on the Corolla will also launch this year.

The Suzuki Across features a restyled front end and is powered by Toyota’s 2.5-litre plug-in hybrid engine.

The powertrain is mated to an 18.1kWh battery, giving an electric range of almost 50 miles. CO2 emissions are rated at 22g/km.

Two electric motors supplement the petrol engine, giving a maximum power output of 185PS and all-wheel-drive.

The interior is carried over from the Rav4 and features a nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system, while the boot offers 490 litres of cargo space.

Drivers can control the powertrain via four modes, which include an EV mode, Hybrid mode and a battery charging mode. There’s also an Auto setting where the car will choose for you.

The Across is fitted with a range of driver assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitor and lane keeping assist.

Prices for the Suzuki Across are yet to be confirmed.

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  • The Engineer - 06/07/2020 16:26

    EV range =8% BIK, nice! I suspect on the road price will be a shocker though, easy to spend £37K on a regular RAV4 even before a very expensive battery is bolted on. Going to be too steep for many peoples pockets. Ford will be happy as you can get a lot of spec. Kuga PHEV for £35K.

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