Its debut confirmed for this year’s Paris Motor Show, the S-Cross concept will preview a C-segment crossover in the not-too-distant future from Suzuki.

Reports surmise that this might become the next-gen SX4, although remember, this is a concept and it may not end up looking like this after practicalities intervene.

We hope it does, though. The S-Cross embodies what the company calls an “Emotion x Quality x Aerodynamics design theme” which you can see in the dynamic waistline that starts from the front bumper, going across the length of the car to the back. The sketch divulges a rather menacing, muscular figure altogether – certainly more so than our current SX4.

Will details like the kink in the C-pillar and what looks like an Audi-esque gaping front grille make it through the production gates? Only time, and Suzuki, will tell.