Suzuki has just unveiled its new Across plug-in hybrid crossover SUV meant for the European market. If it looks awfully familiar to you, that’s because the Suzuki Across is a rebadged Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid. The Across is the result of a collaboration that was formed between Suzuki and Toyota in 2019. Toyota acquired a 4.94 percent stake at Suzuki, while Suzuki acquired a 0.2 percent stake at Toyota.
The front fascia of Suzuki’s latest SUV is very much different from the RAV4, featuring unique LED headlights and different grille design. Meanwhile, the rest of the vehicle looks exactly the same as the RAV4 plug-in hybrid as it shares the same rear fascia and side profile.
Likewise, the interior looks very similar across the two cars, with only the badges and gauge cluster separating the two vehicles. The Suzuki Across also uses the same infotainment system found in the RAV4, which is a 9-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
As expected, the Across is powered by the same plug-in hybrid powertrain found in the RAV4, which uses a 2.5-liter inline-4 petrol engine that produces 173 hp along with two electric motors. The electric motor at the front produces 180 hp, while the one at the rear produces 54 hp. The total system output is 302 hp and can run on pure electricity for 75 kilometers.
The Suzuki Across comes with the same advanced driver-assist features found in the RAV4 plug-in hybrid, which includes automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane tracing assist, full-speed adaptive cruise control, just to name a few.
Suzuki will launch the Across in Europe in Q4 2020, in which prices will be announced closer to its on-sale date.