Booking Open: Facelifted Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

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.

Exterior Design

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?

Interiors

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.

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Siddharth Sharma

Siddharth has always been passionate about Cars and Bikes. He was the kind of kid that always had the latest Auto magazine in his school bag. He had this dream- to become a professional racecar driver. Finally, in 2012 he found himself racing as a rookie driver in the Polo R Cup national racing championship. Over time he had to readjust the sail and get into automotive journalism to continue enjoying machines on wheels.

Siddharth Sharma

Siddharth has always been passionate about Cars and Bikes. He was the kind of kid that always had the latest Auto magazine in his school bag. He had this dream- to become a professional racecar driver. Finally, in 2012 he found himself racing as a rookie driver in the Polo R Cup national racing championship. Over time he had to readjust the sail and get into automotive journalism to continue enjoying machines on wheels.