Maruti Suzuki S-Cross has been officially unveiled through pictures in India. The new S-Cross will be launched very soon. Maruti earlier teased the new vehicle through a series of teasers on their official social media channel.
For the Indian market, Maruti will bring the only one configuration of the vehicle. The Maruti S-Cross gets a new bumper, new LED headlamps with projectors and LED DRLs. The vertical slated grille is also all-new. At the rear, Maruti has added LED tail lamps. The top two trims of the vehicle get new alloy wheels.
For the new model, Maruti has dropped the powerful 1.6-litre Multijet engine from the line-up. The 1.3-litre diesel engine has been retained from the current line-up, but Maruti has added the mild-hybrid SHVS technology to it. It is the similar system that other Maruti vehicles like the Ciaz and the Ertiga get. It increases the fuel efficiency of the S-Cross.
The 1.3-litre four-cylinder engine has the same 89 Bhp at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm at 1,750 rpm output as the current S-Cross. However, the new SHVS system has increased the fuel efficiency from 23.65 km/l to 25.1 km/l. No other mechanical changes have been done to the vehicle.
Maruti has kept the feature list same as the current S-Cross. The car will be available in four variants, same as the current model. There will be Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. The top two trims, Zeta and Alpha, get 16-inch machined alloy wheels while the cross-section of the tyres has been increased from 205 to 215.
The car also gets a new colour Stargaze Blue that replaces the old Urban Blue while other colours like Caffeine Brown, Pearl Arctic White, Granite Grey and Premium Silver stay the same.
The facelifted S-Cross will take on the Hyundai Creta and the Renault Duster. Maruti will be hoping that the refreshed crossover does much better than before. Enthusiasts though, will be disappointed that one of the best things about this crossover – the 1.6 liter Multijet motor with 320 Nm of segment-leading torque – will no longer be available. We’ll be publishing our first-drive review of the new S-Cross tonight. Keep an eye out on this space.