The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross had made its Indian debut in 2015. Back then, it was the first car to be sold through Nexa dealerships. Now, the carmaker has launched the S-Cross facelift in India. The SUV now gets cosmetic changes similar to the one showcased in Europe last year. Here's a comprehensive photo gallery delving into the details of the car.
A new ‘Nexa Blue’ colour has replaced the existing urban blue colour of the S-Cross. This is a shade darker than the earlier one.
The most prominent change is in the front with a bold grille finished in chrome. The crossover now gets LED projector headlamp setup with DRLs.
The muscular wheel arches and integrated roof rails are carried over, keeping the silhouette of the car the same.
However, the S-Cross now rides on 16-inch machined alloy wheels. Their design pattern is different from the one on the outgoing model.
At the rear, the updated S-Cross gets sleeker LED combination lamps. The bumper, tail gate and spoiler are same as the one on the previous model.
Things inside the cabin haven't changed much. The dashboard layout, leather upholstery and other trims are the same with fine touches to add to the opulence.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross already had a touchscreen 'Smart Play Infotainment system'. The 2017 model supports features like Apple Car Play and Google Android Auto, which is a new introduction.
The revamped S-Cross will be powered by the same 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine as seen on the previous model. Maruti Suzuki has, however, made the crossover more efficient by employing Smart Hybrid technology.
This mill produces 88bhp and 200Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission that sends power to the front wheels.
The S-Cross now features engine auto stop-start, torque assist and brake energy regeneration too. The new model has a gearshift indicator in the instrument cluster display.
The 2017 Maruti S-Cross is available in Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha grades. Bookings have begun and the deliveries will commence in October through Nexa dealerships.
Pictures by Ninad Ambre