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2.5 PHEV E-Four 5dr CVT

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Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeHybrid
Emissions
Emissions22.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed112mph

Driver Convenience

  • 3 mode driving dial
  • 7"colour LCD info display
  • 9" Touchscreen display
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Digital clock
  • Dynamic radar cruise control
  • E-Four system display
  • eCall emergency call system
  • ECO accelerator guidance
  • ECO score
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Energy monitor
  • Front and rear parking distance sensors
  • Kick operation tailgate
  • Lane centering function
  • Lights on and key in reminder
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Rear parking camera
  • Road sign assist - RSA
  • Service interval indicator
  • Smartphone link audio display
  • Speed limiter
  • Steering assist function
  • Tailgate open with wireless remote control
  • Tailgate opener with electromagnetic type and inside remote control button
  • Trip information
  • Vehicle sway warning function

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

  • E-Four electronic 4x4 system
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Entertainment

  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Front and rear speakers
  • Front tweeters
  • Speed sensing volume control
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • USB ports in front and rear console

Exterior Features

  • 'Guide me home' headlamps
  • 1 speed rear wiper + washer
  • 2 speeds front wiper with intermittent + washer
  • Auto anti glare rear view mirror
  • Automatic headlamp levelling
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic high/low beam
  • Automatic wipers
  • Black front grille
  • Black roof rails
  • Body colour exterior door handles
  • Body colour exterior door mirror
  • Dual exhaust pipes
  • Electric adjustable door mirrors
  • Electric front windows
  • Electric rear windows
  • Electrically folding door mirrors with built-in turn signal lamp
  • Front fog lights
  • Front, rear and side under garnish
  • Front, rear skid plate garnish
  • Green tinted windows
  • Heated door mirrors
  • High mounted stop lamp
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED position lamps
  • LED projector headlamps with DRL
  • LED rear combination lights
  • Rear fog lights
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rear upper spoiler
  • Rear window demister
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Sun shade print on windscreen
  • UV cut glass with windscreen and front door windows

Interior Features

  • 12V Accessory socket
  • 12V Accessory socket in front console
  • 2 cup holders in the rear centre armrest
  • 2 Isofix seat anchors
  • 2x Front and rear door bottle holders
  • 2x Rear coat hooks
  • 3 spoke leather steering wheel
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • 8 way power adjustable drivers seat
  • Centre console storage tray
  • Charging cable
  • Child seat tether anchorage points x3
  • Console box with armrest
  • Cupholder lights
  • Driver seat back pocket
  • Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning with S-Flow mode
  • Fabric/synthetic leather upholstery
  • Front assist grips x2
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Front footwell and centre lower console box lights
  • Front headrests
  • Front map reading lights
  • Front passenger seat height adjust
  • Front passenger side seatback pocket
  • Front seat electric adjust lumbar support
  • Front tray lights
  • Gearshift paddles
  • Glove box with key
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heater
  • Leather covered black with satin chrome accent shift knob
  • Luggage area lamp
  • Luggage area net hook x 4
  • Luggage cover
  • Overhead console
  • Pollen filter
  • PTC (Positive Temp Co-efficent) heater
  • Rear assist grips x2
  • Rear cabin lights
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Rear headrests
  • Rear ventilation
  • Reclining rear seats
  • Satin chrome inside door handles
  • Silver door trim ornaments
  • Synthetic leather door armrest
  • Synthetic leather door trim inserts
  • Synthetic leather front and rear door trim
  • Telescopic steering wheel adjustment
  • Tilt adjustable steering wheel

Passive Safety

  • 3 point ELR front seatbelts with pretensioner, force limiters and height adjustment
  • 3 Point ELR rear centre seat belts
  • 3 point ELR rear seatbelts with pretensioner, force limiters x2
  • ABS+EBD+Brake assist
  • Childproof rear door locks
  • Curtain airbags
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Front side airbags
  • Hill descent control
  • Hill hold control
  • Pre collission system
  • Tyre pressure monitor

Security

  • Deadlocks
  • Freewheeling key cylinders
  • Immobiliser
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central locking
  • Security alarm
  • Speed linked door lock

Trim

  • Silver instrument panel centre ornament
  • Silver instrument panel ornament
  • Synthetic leather instrument panel

Wheels

  • 19" polished alloy wheels
  • Space saver spare wheel

Specification

This deal is based on a batch of pre-ordered vehicles and the specification cannot be changed.

Please contact us for full specification details.

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    18.1
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    3.3
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    330
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb
    75
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb
    46.6

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    26
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6

Emissions - PHEV

  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb
    22

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    2487
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Engine Code
    A25A-FXS
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb
    6.6
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High
    7.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High
    5.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low
    7.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium
    5.4
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb
    42.9
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High
    36.8
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High
    49.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low
    36.6
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium
    53.1
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb
    1
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb
    282.4

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.5
  • Badge Power
    185
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    PHEV E-Four
  • Coin Series
    Not Available
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    43E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    6
  • Engine Power - BHP
    185
  • Engine Power - KW
    136
  • Engine Power - RPM
    6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    167
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    23.1
  • Engine Torque - NM
    227
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    3200
  • Top Speed
    112

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    Yes
  • Tyre Size Front
    235/55R19
  • Tyre Size Rear
    235/55R19
  • Tyre Size Spare
    SPACE SAVER
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1690
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4635
  • Wheelbase
    2690
  • Width
    1855
  • Width (including mirrors)
    Not Available

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    55
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2510
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1168
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    490
  • Max. Loading Weight
    570
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1940
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.4

Suzuki's Across PHEV pushes the brand up-market - in more ways than one. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

Smaller Japanese makers aren't having an easy time in the European market just at present, so Suzuki's recent move to strengthen its ties with Toyota was a sensible one. And one of the results of that is this mid-sized plug-in SUV, the Across, Suzuki's take on Toyota's RAV4 PHEV. We're going to see more cloned cars of this kind in the future - one's actually already here, the Swace, Suzuki's lightly re-badged version of the Toyota Corolla Sports Tourer. What both of these models have done is to give the brand a short-cut towards the full-Hybrid engineering it desperately needs to cut its model line-up's average CO2 output in Europe and avoid punitive fines from Brussels. To date, Suzuki's own so-called 'Hybrid' engineering has actually been of the 'mild hybrid' sort that can't ever allow independent running on battery power and which, therefore, has relatively little real-world effect on economy or emissions. So being able to offer a PHEV is extremely useful for the brand.

Driving Experience

Under the bonnet of the Across sits a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder 'Dynamic Force' engine with two electric motors, a larger more powerful one mounted at the front axle and another, slightly smaller one, at the rear. They draw their power from an 18.1 kWh battery and drive is put to the wheels through a CVT auto gearbox. The total combined power output, 306hp, is vastly more than any Suzuki has ever offered before; the 62mph sprint takes just 6 seconds. More significantly, the WLTP-rated EV driving range is 46 miles. The car has four powertrain settings. In the default 'EV' mode, the car is driven purely by the electric motors, even under hard acceleration. Selecting 'Auto EV/HV' will allow the petrol engine to contribute to the drive such as when accelerating, or at higher speed when required. Moving into 'HV' mode offers the same, whilst in 'Battery Charge' mode the engine alone will run and fully recharge the battery through energy recuperated under braking. The car's four wheel drive system, dubbed 'E-Four', utilises the independent rear electric motor to work alongside the front to split the drive depending on conditions. Power can be distributed from as much as 100% to the front axle, or split 20/80 front/rear if required. The car's 'AWD Integrated Management System' (AIM) not only controls this power flow, but also the throttle control, the gearbox, the amount of assistance given to the electronic power steering and also the brakes. This makes driving under slippery, or even just damp, conditions much more sure-footed and also enhances the handling depending on road surface. The car also offers a clever automatic limited slip differential control, 'Trail Mode', which will brake individual wheels that are losing grip, and redistribute the power to the remaining ones that aren't.

Design and Build

The design of the Across is, well, pretty much the same as its RAV4 cousin, save for the badging, some bespoke alloy wheels and a slightly reworked front end. But that isn't necessarily a bad thing as the basic design still cuts a distinctive dash with its chunky off-roader looks and sharp creases. Suzuki has always favoured more rugged looks for its SUVs and the Across continues to follow that theme with big wheel arch extensions and silver front and rear skid plates. LED headlamps with bi-beam projector lights sit alongside the big, open grille. Gloss back roof rails and 19-inch gloss black alloy wheels with polished facings complete the look. Inside, again there's is very little to distinguish this Suzuki from it's Toyota cousin. However, the Across does come slightly better appointed, which goes some way to justify that premium price-tag. Part-leather seats with 8-way power adjustment on the driver's side give a commanding view over the dashboard with its high-mounted 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which features 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' as standard. This is strictly a five-seater but there's reasonable space for a couple of adults on the rear bench. And you get a decently large boot (for a PHEV Crossover anyway) of 490-litres.

Market and Model

Suzuki are not expecting the Across to sell in high sales numbers; given the price of nearly £47,000, you wouldn't expect that. Establishing the model will be key to its success, as will the need for market acceptance of a car at that price level wearing a Suzuki badge. Rivals in this class can be found in the shape of four wheel drive Hybrid versions of the Vauxhall Grandland X, the Range Rover Evoque P300e and the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid, but they all cost slightly more than this Suzuki. The segment leader, Mitsubishi's Outlander PHEV, is (in equivalent 'Exceed' trim) almost the same price as this Suzuki. If you're considering similarly sized Crossover PHEVs like plug-in versions of the Ford Kuga and the Citroen C5 Aircross, bear in mind that they're only 2WD, which is why they're significantly cheaper. The Across is certainly well equipped, with leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, Dual Zone Automatic Air Conditioning, an auto function opening tailgate and a 9-inch central multimedia touchscreen. There's lots of camera safety kit too, including an autonomous braking 'Pre-Collision System' (PCS), 'Lane Tracing Assist' (LTA) and 'Dynamic Radar Cruise Control' (DRCC), which use a millimeter-wave radar and monocular camera. There's also a 'Blind Spot Monitor', 'Road Sign Assist' and 'Rear Cross Traffic Alert'.

Cost of Ownership

Where the Across starts to make a lot of sense in the running costs. With the battery size and alternative drive modes, it is possible to commute with the car and never have the petrol engine actually come on, thus giving the benefits of a full EV. Then, when needed, say for longer trips, or even to recharge the battery level, the engine can be used sparingly. You can even charge it from a 3-pin plug so even the need for a dedicated home wall-box charger is almost negated. Suzuki suggests that the car is capable of a combined economy figure on the WLTP cycle of 282mpg. As usual in plug-in territory, this isn't ever likely to be replicated by the average owner. As a feather-foot, we suppose 80-90mpg might theoretically be possible but your realistic average is going to be much less than that - and certainly less than you'd get from an equivalent diesel model. We've already given you the WLTP driving range (46 miles); as usual with this type of car, around 25 miles is more realistic. The CO2 figure is an impressive 22g/km, meaning a consequent a Benefit-in-Kind tax rating of just 6%. Charging takes around five and a half hours using a 230V/32A connection. The charging process can be programmed for a week on a day-to-day basis, including the facility to simultaneously charge the battery and pre-heat or pre-cool the cabin. The warranty is 3 years/60,000 miles, which does seem a little behind the curve these days, especially given that Toyota offers a 5 year/100,000 mile warranty on its hybrid vehicles. Thatcham rates the car in group 39E for insurance purposes.

Summary

In moving a little further up-market and adopting full-Hybrid technology, Suzuki had to start somewhere and re-badging established Toyota technology is as good a place as any to begin. Like the Suzuki's Swace (another re-badged Toyota), the changes here over the donor model are slight, but the value proposition is reasonable when you take specification into account. Otherwise, the benefits here are pretty much as with any other SUV plug-in hybrid in this class. You'll have to ask yourself whether you really need 4WD in such a car; if you don't, there are significant savings to be made with other rivals. You might also ask yourself whether you really need to plug in. Again, if you don't, a self-charging Toyota RAV4 Hybrid makes a much more cost-effective alternative. If this Suzuki's blend of virtues hits the spot for you though and you're offered the right deal, we wouldn't necessarily dissuade you from an Across. Maybe though in the future, Suzuki can return to its own brand of more individual engineering. For the time being though, this car might suit its model range just fine.

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