Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Facelift Review
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Maruti Suzuki is revamping almost its entire range in 2017 and the S-Cross is also a part of the plan. The S-Cross is a compact crossover SUV and was the first car to be sold from the Nexa dealerships. The facelift will be a midlife-update for the S-Cross. The Maruti S-Cross competed with the likes of the Hyundai Creta, the Renault Duster and the Nissan Terrano. We expect Maruti to launch the S-Cross facelift in 2017 itself for a price tag slightly above the current car.
The primary reason why the S-Cross has not been able to reach its potential might be because of its lack-lustre looks but looks like that is up for a change. While the underpinnings and most of the body shell would remain same, the S-Cross facelift packs a punch with its SUV looks. The facelift gets an aggressive vertically-slatted chrome grille flanked by the blacked out twin-barrel headlamps with projector units. It gets LED daytime running lamps embedded in the headlamp unit. The lower half of the bumper has been finished in rough black plastic for the butch looks of the SUV. While the profile almost remains the same, the tail design has been tweaked for modern looks.
The cabin is all-black with silver accents on the dashboard. The centre console will get a touchscreen display for the infotainment system along with automatic climate control. It gets cruise control, power mirrors and height adjustable driver seat. The instrument cluster is a classic twin-pod console with the multi-function display nested in between. The cabin is spacious even for five occupants and being and offers generous amount of boot space.
Under the hood, you will have two engine options – the 1.3-litre and the 1.6-litre diesel engine. Both are four-cylinder turbocharged Multijet units developing 89bhp/200Nm and 120bhp/320Nm of power respectively. While the 1.3-litre comes with a five-speed manual, the 1.6-litre gets a six-speed gearbox. It does not get a four-wheel drive or a petrol option for the Indian market.