The entry of Maruti Suzuki S-Cross in the Indian market was an important step for the company. Before this, Maruti Suzuki was too busy selling the more affordable cars. S-Cross, the premium Crossover, as the company calls it became the first car to be sold through the NEXA dealerships.
Now, the company has introduced the facelifted S-Cross that portrays Maruti Suzuki’s new design language. The Facelifted S-Cross is scheduled to get launched in a couple of days. However, the bookings for this crossover are already opened across all 280 Nexa dealerships across the country. The new S-Cross can be booked by depositing a token amount of Rs 11,000.
In the looks department, the new S-Cross is one of those facelifts that is done just right. Small changes made a big impact on the overall perception of the car, making it look extra premium. The front gets a larger grille dipped in lots of chrome, the headlamps are also reshaped to look more aggressive. The S-Cross now rides on the dual-tone 16-inch rims that are fitted with wider 215/60R16 tyres. There are five paint schemes on offer- silver, brown, grey, white and the new ‘Nexa Blue’.
Engine & Gearbox
The biggest disappointment for the enthusiasts is that the top of the line 1.6-litre diesel engine is now discontinued. Instead, there is just a 1.3-litre diesel engine that now features SHVS hybrid technology. This means that the engine should be more frugal than ever. This four-pot oil burner churns out 90PS of power and 200Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to a 5-Speed manual gearbox. There is no word yet about the automatic transmission variant. Also read: Ciaz Spied: Petrol CVT Automatic?
The interiors on the facelifted S-Cross gets subtle changes as well to keep up with the competition. There are satin chrome accents on the dashboard and the dashboard itself now utilises more soft-touch materials. The seats are wrapped in new upholstery and the infotainment unit now supports Android Auto apart from Apple CarPlay. The standard safety equipment on the S-Cross includes dual-airbags, ISOFIX mounts for a child seat, and ABS.
The pricing for the outgoing S-Cross lied between 8.05 lakh to 10.70 lakh, depending on the variant. The new S-Cross is also expected to be priced within the same price range. Its competition includes Renault Duster, new Renault Captur, and Ford Ecosport.