Despite having one heck of a lackluster presence here in the United States, Suzuki still manages to do well in other markets. That in mind, the automaker continually releases new products and concept cars at international auto shows that aren't destined for U.S. consumption, but this might not be one of those times.

The aging SX4 crossover is in need of replacement, and if Suzuki is still committed to selling passenger cars in the States, something fresh like this S-Cross concept could be just the ticket. Suzuki has, after all, confirmed that the S-Cross will eventually make its way into production.

We have no other details to divulge about the S-Cross, except that it's a small crossover concept and that it will make its public debut at the Paris Motor Show in September. Suzuki says that the S-Cross has a "Emotion x Quality x Aerodynamics" design theme that uses "distinctive dynamic lines that start on the front bumper, sweep across the doors, and continue to the rear of the body." No offense, Suzuki, but we've heard that before.

Still, we're looking forward to seeing the compact crossover in Paris, and we'll have more details sometime next month. For now, scroll down to read the brief press release and check out a pair of teaser shots in the gallery below.
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S-CROSS: C-SEGMENT CROSSOVER CONCEPT CAR TO DEBUT AT 2012 PARIS MOTOR SHOW

The S-Cross, a concept car heralding a C-segment crossover model from Suzuki will be making its world debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show from 27 September to 14 October*.

Suzuki's crossover concept S-Cross embodies an "Emotion x Quality x Aerodynamics" design theme, which is typified by distinctive dynamic lines that start on the front bumper, sweep across the doors, and continue to the rear of the body. Design elements which suggest stability and solidity also help create a cutting-edge crossover look.

Further information about the S-Cross and other Suzuki activities can be obtained at the Suzuki Press Conference, scheduled for 7.30 a.m. on 27 September in Hall 5.2 – Aisle B – Stand 509.

Suzuki will also be presenting its Alto, Splash, Swift, Swift Sport, SX4, Jimny, and Grand Vitara models.

*The 2012 Paris Motor Show will be open to the press on 27 and 28 September and then to the general public from 29 September to 14 October.


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      artandcolour2010
      • 2 Years Ago
      Neat. I've done that exact wraparound rear window and angled C pillar on lots of my cars.
      Willie
      • 2 Years Ago
      suzuki never even tried to tie there amazing motorcycles with a production car in the us. if i was the marketing people id push for a 2 liter (based on the busa architecture) rwd 2 door for under 20k. the old side kicks have become extremely popular for off roaders yet there isnt a cool short wheelbase suv. mass production 3 wheeler based on the busa? anyway i like the sketch, very much an audi with a suzuki badge though.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      siddindia
      • 2 Years Ago
      i think the US is the only country where suzuki is struggling. in india suzuki is the largest manufacturer.... recent surveys also showed that of all brands(all products ,not just cars), suzuki is the most talked about in the indian cyberspace. and moreover suzuki sells 1.1 million cars a year and at second place hyundai sells only 300,000 cars and the rest of the manufacturers are crowded in the 100K to 300K zone ................
      Kwijiboz
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Compact CUV"? Does that mean extra EXTRA small? Are they also planning a sports SUV? Perhaps a recreational RV vehicle? : p
      Unni
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really wondered lot times : Do Suzuki has any interest in north American market ? If they have, they should bring in the Swift, Suzuki Alto and Suzuki Splash to north American market . They seem to be too loyal to the old GM . They didn't know GM changed so much.
        brian
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Unni
        You do realize that Suzuki is owned by Volkswagen?
          M5_4_life
          • 2 Years Ago
          @brian
          @ Willie, there is a difference between "their" and "there". Your grammar makes it difficult to understand what you are explaining.
          Willie
          • 2 Years Ago
          @brian
          small percentage and there suing vw back for there stock because they didnt share all there tech like the deal was written. and audi just wants them becuase there strong in the india market as well as other 3rd world countries.