2018 Maruti-Suzuki S-Cross
The S-Cross facelift looks mean and aggressive
The Indian automotive scenario has been changing drastically in last few years. Indian customers are opening up toward fresh new designs, new niche. The compact SUVs and crossovers have becoming more and more popular day by day in the country like the rest of the world. In 2015 Maruti-Suzuki also tried its luck in the compact crossover segment with the S-Cross.
Now with almost two year after the launch of the model the automaker has developed a facelift version of the S-Cross. Suzuki has showcased the facelifted S-Cross in front of a selected audience in Hungary. As we got a glimpse of the car, it looks absolutely mean compare to the outgoing model. Any SUV lover wants his car to be rugged looking. And the new S-Cross looks exactly so. It can impress with its aggressive styling.
Maruti discontinued the SX4 sedan and launched the S-Cross Crossover in the Indian market. But there is no denying the fact that the S-Cross was not able to leave an impression in the minds of the India Customers. The S-Cross was then completely erased from the mind when Maruti introduced the Vitara Brezza compact SUV which was priced almost in the same range of the Crossover.
Suzuki already introduced the facelift Crossover in some other International markets already and there is a fair chance of Maruti introducing the updated Crosssover soon in India. Although there are no official words from the manufacturer yet but we have decided to provide you some new details of facelift the Crossover.
Update 20.07.2016:- Suzuki Italia recently released a new video of the Suzuki S-Cross and we have added the video with this review do check the new S Cross in action
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THE CAR WAS SPOTTED IN FLESH
The updated SX4 S-Cross gets a completely new front fascia. The front profile now features a grille which has been finished in chrome, this grille helps in providing some premium feel to the car. Apart from the new grille the Crossover also has received new projector headlamps as well which looks much more aggressive and shaper than the ones found in the pre-facelift variant. The new headlamp units also get integrated LED daytime running lamps as well. The front profile also gets new grille as well which looks sportier, the bumper now houses bigger round shaped fog lamps and also chrome highlights around it.
Towards the side profile the Crossover gets slightly different looking alloy wheels, the rear profile on other hand gets a redesigned taillamps. If we compare the old Crossover with this facelift variant then surely the facelift car looks more aggressive and purposeful than the old car. The aggressive front profile surely looks more SUV’ish now which will attract some more attention.
|Ground Clearance||170 mm|
If we take a look inside then you will actually realize that the new S-Cross interior almost looks identical to the pre-facelift variant. The only change however will come in the form of new instrument cluster and an updated dashboard. Maruti might also include some new features as well inside which was missing in the earlier car. The new touchscreen infotainment system will definitely get Android Auto and Apple car play system. .
Maruti will carry forward the same 1.3 Litre Fiat Multijet diesel unit and the 1.6 Litre DDiS diesel under the hood. The 1.3 Litre engine is capable of producing about 89 Bhp of peak power and 200 Nm of torque. While the more powerful 1.6 Litre unit is capable of producing about 118 Bhp of peak power and 320 Nm of torque. The smaller diesel unit is paired to a 5 speed manual transmission whiole the 1.6 Litre unit is paired to a 6 speed manual transmission.
There is a fair chance that Maruti might also introduce a petrol variant of the Crossover as well. The petrol variant will most probably get the 1.5 Litre petrol unit which is capable of producing about 100 Bhp of peak power and aro0und 133 Nm of peak torque. This engine if introduced will be paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox.
For the international market the same Crossover is offered with 1.0 Litre, three cylinder Boosterjet unit and a 1.4 Litre, four cylinder unit. The engine is available with a 6 speed manual or an automatic transmission. The bigger engine amongst the two gets Suzuki’s ALLGRIP AWD technology as well. The diesel variant gets the same 1.6 Litre unit which is also available with the Indian spec Crossover as well.
The Hyundai Creta is powered by a range of engines. It comes available with a 1.6 litre petrol engine and 1.4 litre and 1.6 litre diesel engine options. The petrol engine mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox generates 121 hp of peak power and 151 Nm of peak torque. On the diesel front the 1.4 litre unit is paired with a 6 speed manual gearbox and churns out 88 hp of peak power and 220 Nm of peak torque. The larger 1.6 litre diesel engine delivers 126 hp of peak power and 259 Nm of peak torque.
|Engine Type||1.5 Petrol||1.3 Diesel||1.6 Diesel|
|Max. Power||100 BHP||89 BHP||118 BHP|
|Peak Torque||133 Nm||200 Nm||320 Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual||5-Speed Manua||6-Speed Manual|
If we talk about pricing then expect the facelift S-Cross to be priced in between INR. 7.30 to 11. 52 Lakhs (ex showroom). The S-Cross will be available in four variants including Sigma, Zeta, Delta and Alpha variant.
Renault Duster has been one popular compact SUV in Indian market for last few years. This car helped the French automaker to get a strong foothold in the country. At the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo the auto manufacturer introduced the facelifted Renault Duster, which came with both cosmetic and mechanical updates. The 1.5 litre K9K diesel engine remains same with two different tunes of power output; 84 hp and 108 hp. Alongside the 6 speed manual gearbox a 6 speed Easy-R AMT gearbox has been introduced as well.
The Hyundai Creta is also a very popular compact SUV in India with rugged design and true off roading capability alongside the urban look. The car is available in three different engine options, including a 1.6 litre petrol unit and two diesel engine options. The 1.6 litre petrol engine kicks out 121 hp of peak power. The 1.4 litre diesel engine generates 88 hp of peak power and the larger 1.6 litre diesel engine produces 126 hp of peak power. Transmission options available are a 6 speed manual gearbox and a 6 speed automatic gearbox.
The 2015 Maruti-Suzuki S-Cross comes based on the SX4 sedan. This car features a design, which is not attractive but practical. Inside the cabin it offers plenty of space offering comfortable journey for the occupants. The interior also features a multifunction steering wheel, dual analog and a TFT display at the instrument cluster. The center console sports a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system. Power source for the car is a 1.3 litre DDiS 200 engine mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox churning out 90 hp of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque. The other engine is a 120 hp peak power and 320 Nm peak torque generating 1.6 litre DDiS 320 diesel engine.
Not much details of the Indian spec S-Cross is available at this moment but expect the facelift Crossover to get this completely new aggressive design which definitely has made the Crossover appear less like a sedan and more SUV’ish just like we mentioned earlier. The interior however won’t see much of change inside but expect it to get an updated infotainment system. The biggest change however is expected under the hood of the car, the facelift Crossover will most probably get a completely new 1.5 Litre petrol engine under the hood. However we also do feel that Maruti might also introduce the 1.0 Litre Boosterjet unit as well which will debut in the India market with the all new Baleno RS in March.
We will definitely update you with more details of the car as soon as they it is launched in the Indian market.
- * New front fascia.
- * Updated interior.
- * Unchanged powertrain.
- * Strong competitors.