This time around Suzuki has given the S-Cross a more distinctive, upright front end design which now offers a bolder stance. There’s a sharper set of head lights and newly designed LED rear tail lamps which offer a more contemporary look. On the inside, the updated soft-touch dashboard has highlights for the centre console, and a sliding panoramic glass sunroof comes standard on the top-end versions.
Three engine options will power the facelifted S-Cross abroad, and one of them will be the 1.0-litre Boosterjet unit that makes 111bhp and 170Nm of torque between 2,000rpm and 3,500rpm. There’s also a 1.4-litre Boosterjet engine that comes with 140bhp and 220Nm of torque, and improvements to this motor include enhanced performance all through the rev range. Finally, the 1.6-litre DDiS engine shows off its torque output of 320Nm from just 1,750rpm by using a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT).
All models will come with seven airbags, ESP, Bluetooth, digital radio, daytime running lights (DRLs), 16-inch alloys, cruise control, heated door mirrors, black protective skid plates and black wheel arch extensions. Higher models will get LED projector headlamps, satellite navigation, rear parking camera, four-mode ALLGRIP system, dual zone auto air-con, radar brake support (RBS), leather and heated front seats, and a panoramic sunroof.
Expect Maruti Suzuki to tweak the facelifted S-Cross for the Indian market before getting it to showrooms. More on this in the days to come.