Suzuki SX4 S-Cross gets the maximum 5-Star rating from Euro NCAP crash tests

Article by Christian A., on October 26, 2013

Euro NCAP gave the maximum 5-star rating to the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross, making it one of the safest cars in Europe. Suzuki’s new C-segment crossover earned an above-average overall result in this new independent crash testing. It was on pedestrian protection that the SX4 S-Cross did particularly well.

It achieved a top-class rating in total score for newly adopted test methodology that started this year. Euro NCAP gives one overall star rating with five stars being the highest.

How many stars there are show the vehicle’s performance level in all four areas -- adult protection, child safety, pedestrian protection and safety assist.

Suzuki made sure that the body structure and occupant restraint systems on the SX4 S-Cross will comply with existing and anticipated crash safety standards, providing optimal protection in real life situations.

New SX4 S-Cross uses Suzuki’s Total Effective Control Technology (TECT) concept to achieve low weight and impact absorption that protects the occupants. Its key parts use high tensile steel extensively, helping to minimize the weight and significantly boost its crashworthiness.

The body of the new SX4 S-Cross has a big proportion of high-tensile steel for strength and lightness.

It offers greater handling stability from its stiff mountings of the front struts and suspension frame. The car has a high-rigidity body that’s essential to handling, comfort, safety, NVH performance, among other aspects. Suzuki has synchronized active and passive systems on the new SX4 S-Cross to guarantee the highest level of safety.

Suzuki revealed that the design of the new SX4 Crossover represents three important themes which are aerodynamics, emotion, and quality. By putting focus on aerodynamics, fuel economy is enhanced. Combining this with various sophisticated touches and that strong characteristic crossover form results in a model with a highly unique look. Helping highlight the crossover style are the wheel arch mouldings, skid plates, integrated roof rails, and sharp body line.

Speaking about aerodynamics, this was achieved, and even expressed, in every region of the design. These include for instance the smooth curves present on the body side. There is also the roof line that slopes in a downward manner to the rear of the vehicle. Helping with the aerodynamics are the door mirrors, low drag wheels, and the modulated line which begins on the front and runs toward the rear.

SX4 crossover has different features that exude quality. These are the chrome items placed on the front and the two-part combination lamps on the rear. Boldly curved shoulders on the side lines and the LED daytime running lamps on the headlamps also highlight the quality. When it comes to the exterior design, different features like the modulated lines which start from the front bumper and goes on the side before ending on the rear combination lamps, are able to appeal to the emotion.

The same can be said for the rounded bonnet which expresses solidity and a sense of strength. The interior also has features that appeal to the emotion. An excellent example is the instrument panel whose form allows occupants to have that dynamic feel and sense of width.

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