Suzuki Motor Corporation’s C-segment crossover, the new SX4 S-CROSS*, which is being distributed in Europe, has received maximum 5-star Euro NCAP overall safety rating.
*The “S-CROSS” of the new SX4 S-CROSS is a sub-name.
The Euro NCAP is a vehicle safety performance rating based on new car assessment standard set such as by the European Commission. From 2009, vehicles have been rated with the number of stars ranging from minimum of zero to maximum of five stars, based on assessment scores of four areas: adult protection, child safety, pedestrian protection and safety assist.
The overall rating of the new SX4 S-CROSS, which is based on the assessment scores of these four areas, achieved an excellent above-average result among the 5-star vehicles tested by the Euro NCAP in 2013. Of the four areas, the assessment score of the pedestrian protection was especially a top-class rating.
The new SX-4 S-CROSS has adopted the new impact-absorbing TECT (Total Effective Control Technology) body, which is one of the SUZUKI GREEN Technologies. The TECT incorporates crushable zones for impact absorption, a frame that disperses impact energy, and a super-strong cabin to realize outstanding crashworthiness. Extensive use of high-tensile and ultra-high-tensile steel helps to make the body light and safety.
Since the introduction of a new assessment system in 2009 by the Euro NCAP, Suzuki has received 5 stars in 2010 with the European specification of the Swift.
The new SX-4 S-CROSS achieves a remarkable combination of styling, utility, performance and fuel economy. It is a model which can offer great driving enjoyment and versatile family usage for even more people in an even wider range of situations. It has already been launched in Europe including its production country Hungary.