Ahead of the September 2017 launch, Nexa dealers in the country have started accepting bookings for the S-Cross facelift unofficially at a token amount of Rs 11,000. Changes in the new model will be limited to cosmetic detailing, while under the skin it will continue to be powered by existing engine options.
Mechanically, the 2017 S-Cross will continue to be available with a 1.3-litre diesel engine option that generates 89bhp of power and a larger 1.6-litre one that generates 118bhp of power. The larger engine option is limited to the top spec Alpha variant only. It is to be seen if Maruti Suzuki will introduce a new 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine option as well on the new variant. Also, it will be interesting to see if the S-Cross will be offered with automatic transmission options.
On the design aspect, the new S-Cross in India is expected to be on similar lines as the one unveiled for the international market at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Based on what was seen, the new model might get a new chrome grille with vertical slats along with a heavily redesigned bumper which also gets a radiator grille giving it a sportier look. Meanwhile, the rear also gets a new character with redesigned LED tail lamps. The top-spec version with a larger diesel engine might get projector headlamps.
As for the interiors, we expect to see a new upholstery and an updated instrument cluster with new MID. The international spec S-Cross also gets radar brake support (RBS), four-mode ALLGRIP system and heated front seats which, however, will not be offered in India. On the pricing aspect, the new S-Cross might be priced similarly or on a slightly higher side than the current version. Details on the variants and features will be known in the days to come.