2014 Suzuki SX4 S-cross has been rated one of Europe‘s safest cars, according to new independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP, receiving the maximum 5-star rating.

The new C-segment crossover has achieved an above-average overall result. It performed notably well on its pedestrian protection, the top-class rating in total score for newly adopted test methodology that took effect this year.

The body structure and occupant restraint systems on the SX4 S-Cross are developed to meet current and anticipated crash safety standards, offering optimal protection in real life situations.

The new SX4 S-Cross features Suzuki's Total Effective Control Technology (TECT) concept for occupant-protecting impact absorption and low weight. Extensive use of high tensile steel for key parts helps to keep the body light and enhances the vehicle's crashworthiness substantially.

Suzuki ensures best possible safety on the new SX4 S-Cross by synchronising active and passive systems.

Active safety equipment includes a speed limiter, which prevents the car from exceeding a driver-set speed, ESP®, which promotes stability; and seatbelt reminder for all seats.

Passive safety includes 7 airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners and force limiters. The seat and head restraint provide good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision. In addition, bonnet shape and new structures for the cowl top, wipers and bumpers provide impact absorption which lessens the degree of harm if the car comes into contact with a pedestrian.

2014 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross is currently available in the UK with pricing starting from £14,999.

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Source: Suzuki