Suzuki and AdBlue®
Since 2015, there has been much speculation around the new Suzuki SX4 S-Cross diesel automatic model that should be coming out by the end of this year. In order to ensure the conformity of this model with the well-known Euro 6 standard, Suzuki could pursue the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system.
Suzuki SX4 S-Cross s
Ed Norman, Suzuki Cars UK product manager, confirmed that the company would soon offer an automatic transmission to the drivers of its S-Cross diesel SUV.
Although does not speculate on the configuration used, the 2016 Cross-S could adopt a new automated manual system rather than a conventional torque converter.
Norman also confirmed that two diesel manual and automatic Cross-S comply with the Euro 6 standard without AdBlue® technology. Companies such as Volkswagen and Mercedes have begun to use the AdBlue® exhaust fluid on their greediest diesel models to reduce the emission of harmful nitrogen – but Suzuki insists that it will not b necessary for their SUV S-Cross.
We are looking forward to see how Suzuki will manage without using the SCR. Even if other manufacturers managed to meet this regulation by combining other technologies, it would be almost impossible to make diesel vehicles compliant with the Euro standard scheduled for 2017 without using the SCR system with AdBlue® to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides.