2021 Suzuki Across: Rebadged Toyota RAV4 will cost £45,599

Published 22 October 2020

The new plug-in hybrid Suzuki Across SUV will go on sale next month with prices starting from £45,599.

Co-developed with Toyota as part of a new partnership between the brands, the Suzuki Across is based on the popular RAV4 SUV. It features the same 2.5-litre petrol engine as well as an 18.1kWh battery and an electric motor mounted on each axle.

Under official tests, the Suzuki Across can cover 46 miles under electric power alone, contributing to a WLTP fuel economy figure of 282mpg. CO2 emissions are rated at just 22g/km which will make it an affordable proposition for company car drivers.

Suzuki's offering the Across in just one trim level, with standard equipment including leather seats (heated at the front and rear), a heated steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, an electric tailgate and a nine-inch media system.

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Cosmetically, it looks very similar to the Toyota RAV4. It features prominent wheel arch mouldings, a large front grille and a front bumper with silver highlights. LED headlights are standard, as well as 19-inch alloy wheels finished in gloss black. Buyers can choose from six different body colours - including metallic finishes for no extra cost.

Orders for the Suzuki Across will open in November 2020 with deliveries expected from early next year. Suzuki has warned that it'll be available in very small numbers for the first year.

Another model, badged the Suzuki Swace, will be based on the Toyota Corolla and will follow in 2021.

Comments

Engineer Andy    on 22 October 2020

"Suzuki has warned that it'll be available in very small numbers for the first year."

Probably because at those prices, hardly anyone will buy one, rather like the Subura BRZ compared to the GT86, which hasn't exactly set the world on fire sales-wise.

Yet another over-priced car that'll be competing against the Germans as well as it's sister car.

Falkirk Bairn    on 23 October 2020

Choice of a Lexus at £45K or Suzuki Across at £45K
Guess which one most people will buy?

stojom    on 24 October 2020

Might as well buy the Toyota rav 4 it’s based on, even the top of the range is cheaper.

Ray Ziepe    on 7 November 2020

Shame, it’s so expensive, probably also an indicator of how expensive the RAV4 will be.

56Doc    on 7 November 2020

Responding to Stojom & Falkirk Baird,
Neither of the cars you are comparing the Suzuki to are Plug In Hybrids, so will always be cheaper. Be interesting though to see what Toyota ask for the new RAV4 PHEV when it comes out next year.

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