Exclusive: Maruti S-Cross facelift details revealed before India launch

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, the most premium vehicle offered by Maruti in India has not been up to the mark on the sales chart as per Maruti standards. Maruti is now working to launch the facelifted version of the vehicle soon. An avid CarToq reader has revealed vital information about the upcoming vehicle.

Hybrid engine

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Maruti has dropped the 1.6-litre diesel engine from the new S-Cross. Maruti will continue to power the new S-Cross with the 1.3-litre Multijet engine that powers the current S-Cross. However, Maruti has made it Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) by adding the mild hybrid system that is available with the Ciaz and the Ertiga.

While the power of the vehicle remains unchanged the mileage has gone up considerably. The car 1.3-litre diesel engine produces a maximum power of 89 Bhp at 4,000 rpm and the torque peaks at 200 Nm at 1,750 rpm. The S-Cross will now boast of 25.1 km/l mileage as against 23.65 km/l.

No change in features

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The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross will come with the same list of features as the outgoing model. The S-Cross comes powered by Suzuki SmartPlay infotainment system. S-Cross infotainment earlier only supported Apple CarPlay system but recently, Maruti started rolling out updates to support Android Auto enabled phones too. The new S-Cross may come with factory ready Android Auto system.

Apart from that, the feature list is said to remain exactly the same as the current model. The current S-Cross comes pretty loaded with features like projector lamps, driver information display, engine immobilizer, 4-wheel disc brakes, automatic headlamps, keyless entry, outside temperature display, reverse camera plus sensors and much more. All the features will be retained with the upcoming S-Cross.

Same variants as before

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The current S-Cross comes in four variants – Sigma, Delta, Zeta, and Alpha. Maruti will keep the same variants as before. The Sigma is the base model while the Alpha is the top-of-the-line model.

New wheels

The top two trims will get all-new 16-inch precision cut alloy wheels. This is a new addition to the S-Cross. The current model only offers regular alloy wheels. The tyre size has also gone up. The upcoming S-Cross will come with 215 cross section as opposed to 205 section in the current model.

All round changes

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The new S-Cross will get LED projectors headlamps with daytime running lamps. The tail lamps have been updated with LEDs too. But both the changes will be restricted to the top-end Alpha variant. With the new changes, the car looks much more aggressive as per our source.

New colour

Maruti will continue to offer five colours with the S-Cross. There will be Caffeine Brown, Pearl Arctic White, Granite Grey and Premium Silver. The flagship colour – Yrabn Blue has been replaced with the new Stargaze Blue colour, which is same as the new blue colour offered with the Ciaz.