The Suzuki Across is a product of a unique partnership between Suzuki and Toyota, a plug-in hybrid compact crossover SUV launched in 2020. It is essentially a rebadged version of the Toyota RAV4, signifying a move towards eco-friendly driving solutions in Suzuki's line-up.
The Suzuki Across is equipped with a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine combined with two electric motors - one on each axle, providing all-wheel drive. The petrol engine delivers 182 horsepower, while the electric motors provide 180 horsepower at the front and 54 horsepower at the rear.
It features an 18.1 kWh battery pack which, according to WLTP ratings, provides an all-electric range of up to 46 miles, making it one of the highest in its class for plug-in hybrid vehicles. The Across can operate as a purely electric vehicle at lower speeds and for shorter trips, switching to the petrol engine or combining both power sources for higher speeds or when more power is needed.
The Suzuki Across bears a strong resemblance to the RAV4 but includes some unique design elements like a redesigned front grille and bumper. Read more
In terms of features, the Across is packed with technology. A 9-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is standard. The vehicle also includes a host of advanced safety and driver-assist features, such as pre-collision system, lane tracing assist, road sign assist, dynamic radar cruise control, and eCall which can send an emergency call if an airbag deploys.
The Across represents a crucial part of Suzuki's strategy to meet stringent emission regulations in various markets. It has been generally well-received, especially in European markets where demand for hybrid and electric vehicles is high.
Specific sales figures for the Suzuki Across might not be available as the model is relatively new to the market and Suzuki generally releases consolidated sales figures for all models. However, the Across is expected to contribute significantly to Suzuki's hybrid and electric vehicle sales in the future.