Motoring: Suzuki’s new S-Cross does the job as a budget option

It’s far from perfect, including some unappealing plastics in the interior, but this SUV is very relaxing to drive

The new Suzuki SX-4 S-Cross Ultra 1.4 BoosterJet Hybrid: prices start from €29,365. Picture: Adam Warner

Suzuki has made its name building cheap, reliable and uncomplicated cars, but the new S-Cross has loftier ambitions. The SUV is designed to rival the most accomplished cars in its class, including the Peugeot 3008 and Toyota C-HR. With a fresh look, new tech and decent road manners, it makes for a solid family SUV, but it still misses the polish that marks out the best cars on the market.

The old S-Cross was quite ...