Suzuki's tall-wagon SX4 crossover has been on the market for nearly a dozen years, but that's all set to change soon. Debuting as a thinly-disguised concept car, the S-Cross that was unveiled today at the Paris Motor Show will arrive in showrooms as a production model in the not-too-distant future.
The S-Cross is taller, longer and wider than the SX4 that it will replace. It features chrome trim, a two-tone exterior and sculpted flanks, feature that indicate that the Japanese automaker is trying to move its crossover up a notch on the market.
The chrome treatment continues on the rear bumper, which also features two rows of red LED lights. The rear window is surrounded by gray trim which provides a nice contrast with the color of the body.
The current SX4 is slated to go out of production in about a year's time, so we wouldn't be surprised to see a full production model show up in March at the Geneva Motor Show. A North American debut at April's New York International Auto Show also seems reasonable.
Unlike the SX4, the S-Cross will not spawn a Fiat-badged version in Europe.
Live images by Ronan Glon.