The much awaited S-Cross facelift from Maruti Suzuki will be launched on 28 September 2017. The new model will get fresh cosmetic and feature upgrades than the current generation model. Moreover, India’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki will limit the new S-Cross to only a 1.3-litre diesel engine and the older 1.6-litre diesel engine will no longer be on offer as it failed to find a lot of takers.
Mechanically, the 1.3-litre diesel engine will get the SHVS mild-hybrid system this time that generates 89bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. It is to be seen if Maruti Suzuki will introduce an AMT option along with the standard five-speed manual transmission. In terms of safety, it will continue to be offered with dual front airbags and ABS with EBD.
The new Maruti Suzuki S-Cross will get the new chrome grille with vertical slats, along with a heavily redesigned bumper which also gets a radiator grille giving it a sportier look. The rear section also gets redesigned LED tail lamps. The LED projector lens headlamps with black inserts will be limited to top-spec Alpha variant. Based on the variant opted for, one can expect features like parking camera, Maruti’s SmartPlay infotainment system, automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, auto climate control and cruise control.
The interior is also expected to receive fresh cosmetic changes in the form of a better quality upholstery with contrast stitching and colour combinations. On the pricing aspect, the new S-Cross might be expensive by about Rs 25,000 over the current pricing. The hike will primarily be due to the government’s decision of withdrawing hybrid incentive which was earlier offered to car manufacturers.