Maruti Suzuki India Limited has launched the all-new S-Cross in India and has priced it at Rs.8.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The S-Cross facelift will be available in four variants- Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha and it comes with a reworked body styling and some new features making it a better offering than before. Maruti Suzuki has worked quite a lot on the S-Cross facelift and the company, along with its suppliers, has invested over Rs.100 crore towards growth of the new car because of which it comes with over 95% localization.
The new S-Cross facelift will continue to be sold via Maruti’s premium dealership chain – Nexa and like the present Nexa products will boast some new premium features. For instance, the updated Maruti Suzuki S-Cross will come with an all-new face dominated by a new chrome grille and a pair of redesigned headlamps. Projector lights with LED DRLs, new beefier front bumper with a wider air dam, and restyled fog lamps are some of the new addition we’ll see. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross facelift will also feature a sportier set of alloy wheels and redesigned ORVMs with integrated turn signal lights. The top-spec model is likely to get LED tail-lamps, while there will be a studied back bumper as well.
The 2017 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross will also come with new interior, a redesigned dashboard, new upholstery and a new touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple Car Play and Android Auto with Mirror Link. On the safety front, the S-Cross facelift will offer twin airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard across variants as we have seen with other Maruti Suzuki cars. Extra features will include keyless entry with push start and stop button, rear parking sensor and rear camera. Under the hood, the new S-Cross facelift is now accessible only with the 1.3-litre diesel engine. The 1.3-litre engine, badged as the DDiS 200, now comes with the company’s Smart Hybrid from Suzuki (SHVS) technology, which includes idle-stop start, torque assist, brake energy regeneration system and a gearshift indicator. Power figures are expected to remain untouched at 89 bhp and 200 Nm of highest torque, while the transmission duties will be handled by a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard and as of now, there is no word of an automatic option. Sadly, the Fiat-sourced 1.6-litre diesel engine has been discontinued from the line-up.