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All-New Suzuki S-Cross Mild Hybrid reviewed

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Suzuki by Neil Lyndon

A buyer’s rule of thumb for all Suzuki cars should be this: “The bigger and more expensive they come, the more ordinary they appear to be: the smaller and cheaper they are, the more weird and wonderful”. Car model reviewed : Suzuki S-Cross 1.4 Boosterjet Mild Hybrid Ultra AllGrip At the top of Suzuki’s range, for size, cost and ordinariness …

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Suzuki Vitara Full Hybrid 2022 reviewed

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Suzuki by Tom Scanlan

Suzuki takes pride in saying that every model in their line-up is some sort of hybrid. Now, the Vitara Full Hybrid joins the range Suzuki also tells us that, comparing the Vitara to the twenty-three cars that are in the same compact SUV segment, its cars have the fullest list of equipment and features that are provided as standard. Their …

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A fresh new look, the 2022 Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid SUV

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Suzuki by Peter Nunn

Guess where the new shape Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid SUV fits in? The Suzuki’s mission in life is instead something more prosaic: that of a straightforward, good value SUV contender, filling a gap between the funky, ever loveable Jimny 4×4, Vitara and Across in Suzuki’s SUV 2022 line up. No flash, then, with the Suzuki S-Cross, a capable SUV player that’s …

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The Suzuki Swace SZ5, a real estate car

In Car Reviews, Suzuki by Neil Lyndon

A stylish Suzuki? Isn’t that a contradiction in terms? Looking at it outside our house, however, I was filled with admiration for the looks of the new Suzuki Swace. Ever since I first set eyes on a Pontiac Bonneville estate car in the pages of Automobile Year 1958, I have always been a sucker for the classic form of the …

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Reviewed | The Suzuki Across Hybrid SUV

In Car Reviews, Suzuki by Tom Scanlan

The Suzuki Across, a rapid and spacious plug-in hybrid SUV costing twice as much as the marque’s next-most-expensive model. Nothing wrong with that, given Toyota’s high reputation, and ‘badge engineering’ has, from time to time, long been standard industry business.  Grandads, for example, may remember those little 1960s Mini, Austin, Riley, and Wolseley. Or Rolls-Royce and Bentley in the 70s. …

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The Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid Review

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Suzuki by Kieran Bicknell

I made no secret of the fact that the Suzuki Swift was my favourite small hatchback of 2020 You see, the Swift Sport is not about speed. Sure, it has a decent amount of “pep” to it and loves a good B-Road blast, but straight-line speed was never its true calling, and the handling was the best part, being wonderfully …

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Reviewed | Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Boosterjet Hybrid SZ5 4wd

In Car Reviews, Green Motoring, Hybrid, Suzuki by Neil Lyndon

Somebody ought to write a PhD thesis about Suzuki as a case study for a Business Management course. They seem to spend no money on marketing. Can you remember ever seeing a Suzuki ad on tv or on a billboard? I can’t call a single one to mind from the last 50 years. They don’t waste money showing off at …

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Suzuki Vitara Hybrid – Everyday sunshine

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Suzuki by Kieran Bicknell

Colour theory – the study of colour and its impact on a person’s emotions.. When asked about this, there is a range of standard responses “it’s good for resale value” or “it’s the cheapest” or a plethora of reasoning that these are the cheapest cars to get on bulk lease for company cars. But, I have a theory. If more …

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The Suzuki Ignis Hybrid, a very clever package

In Car Reviews, Suzuki by Neil Lyndon

“You planning to take this load away in that?” said the oik at the builder’s yard. He was looking contemptuously at the Suzuki Ignis Hybrid. The back end of the little car sank progressively on its springs until its wheel arches were clear of the tyres by only a few inches but it accommodated the full load with room to …

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Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid, a sound and sensible choice

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Suzuki by Neil Lyndon

How long does it take to make up your mind about a car? What is it that communicates and fixes such an instantaneous impression of feeling right at home in a car? Touch? Feel? Ambience? Texture? The way your bum fits into the seat? The sound the door makes when it closes? A sense of security in something soundly made? …