2017 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross unveiled in India
|Price||Rs. 8.15 lakhs|
|launch in India||October 2017|
The facelift ditches the subtlety of its predecessor for an aggressive front fascia. Its bulging vertical slat grilles get complementing projector headlamps and LED DRLS. The bumper has been redesigned to keep up with its fresh face. The car’s rear and side get very little change but its taillamps do look sleeker. The new 16-inch aloy wheels also come with wider (215/60 R16) section tires.
The S-Cross facelift’s interior has been slightly revised. It gets satin chrome accents, piano black centre console, leather finish arm-rest and soft-touch dashboard. Suzuki claims that they have improved fit, finish and quality of materials used.
2017 Maruti Suzuki S Cross engine & transmission
The new S-Cross gets a 1.3-litre DDiS 200 diesel engine as stanadard. It produces 90bhp and 200Nm of torque and comes with mild-hybrid technology. This has improved mileage from 23.61 kmpl to 25.1 kmpl.
For European markets, two new Boosterjet mills have been added. The 1.0-litre unit, which we saw on the Baleno RS, produce 112 HP of power and 170 Nm of torque. The bigger 1.4-litre unit churns out 140 HP of power and 220 Nm of torque. These options won’t be avaialbel in India.
2017 Maruti Suzuki S price, variants, launch date
The Maruti S-Cross will be avialable in four variants- Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. it will be priced competitively with the Tata Nexon.
Launch will happen next month
2017 Maruti Suzuki S Cross- Early news, spy shots
The upcoming Suzuki S-Cross facelift has been spied at a production facility in Hungary. The car is expected to get official unveil at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
The Maruti S-Cross isn’t doing very well in India. Limited availability through Nexa outlets can be said to be one reason, but for the most part people weren’t impressed by its design (especially since it belonged to a premium range).
The 2017 Maruti Suzuki S Cross will have a chance to leave the past behind. The car has been provided with a more muscular, completely restyled front fascia. This is an obvious enhancement because the current model lacked ruggedness and felt a bit tame. A quirky headlamp design can be seen with projector units and LED DRLs. The grills are vertical slats and get done in chrome. The bonnet is a stubby chiseled out unit and the circular foglamps are housed in the bumper. While the pictures taken from a distance showed a very premium design, the new close-up pictures make us not to go in to any early conclusions.
The sides are mostly unchanged except for the new side cladding on the wheel arches and the different set of alloys. The rear and the interiors are not revealed in the new spy shots. But expect the rear to become more rugged and the interior to get features like different infotainment system and more premium upholstery.
Mechanically, the 1.3-litre DDiS 200 and the 1.6-litre DDiS 320 diesel engines will continue in India. As discussed earlier a 1.5-litre four cylinder, M15 petrol engine producing 100 HP could be part of the new upgrade. The global variant should get the 1.0-litre BoosterJet engine(also expected on the Baleno RS)
Talking about launch, the 2017 Maruti Suzuki S Cross will only reach India in 2017.
We’ve got the best shots of the upcoming (Maruti) Suzuki S-Cross from a preview event in Hungary. As said earlier, the front fascia has been thoroughly updated, but the side and rear seem unchanged.
Interior has been updated with new dashboard trims, instrument console and MID unit. Better seats with contrasting stitches and new infotainment system will also be provided.
Powering this particular model is a 1.4-litre Boosterjet ‘turbocharged’ petrol engine that delivers 140 hp and 220 Nm of torque. Suzuki’s AllGrip all-wheel-drive system is also seen, which may be part of the top-trim on launch.
Stay tuned for more news and updates.