Nissan claims the Juke Hybrid can return just over 56mpg fuel economy, while CO2 emissions range from 114 to 115g/km. This compares with the petrol-engined Juke’s 48mpg and 134g/km of CO2. We achieved 49.3 mpg average over a 500-mile test over town, country and motorway roads.
The new powertrain takes the place of the PureTech 130 EAT8 offering and will soon be available on other models in the Peugeot range, including 208, 2008, 308, 308 SW, and new 408. The 3008 and 5008 models are first to benefit from the new Hybrid powertrain with first customer deliveries taking place in Summer 2023.
The Suzuki’s figures are better than rival full hybrids such as the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage, and enough to put the S-Cross in a 2% lower company car tax bracket, being cheaper to buy and with more equipment as standard. At £26,749 for the 2WD Motion, and £31,549 for the AWD Ultra variants, the Suzuki S-Cross Full Hybrid is still a good value-for-money option.
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The research also found some of the traditional barriers to buying an EV have diminished since last year, notably access to charging points (-12%) and cost of purchase (-21%). However, concerns over the cost of charging saw the biggest year-on-year increase (+12%).
The transition between electric and engine is automatic and very smooth with just a small dashboard indicator telling you when you have switched modes. Suzuki makes no wild claims about the EV range, it’s designed for short distances or when stuck in traffic but it does help with acceleration from the traffic lights and with fuel consumption. We averaged just 1mpg short of Suzuki’s claimed 64.2mpg.
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