The S Cross was Maruti’s first take on the compact SUV segment. While the S Cross never really had the SUV stance, it continues to be a very practical product. Towards the festive season, Maruti will be launching the all-new S Cross and here is the first spy image of the same.
The new S Cross will get updated looks, to begin with. The first and most major change that you will see is the new chrome grille with vertical slats, something that is having mixed opinion. There is a new headlamp cluster as well, with LED DRLs and projectors. The bumper up front is all-new as well. At the back, the tail lamp cluster has been revised slightly, however there is not much change in the over all shape. The rear bumper is also new.
On the inside, the vehicle gets a new instrument cluster along with a new infotainment system. The vehicle will surely be loaded with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, when it is launched later in the year.
Under the hood, we expect the same 2 diesel engines to do duty. The S Cross currently doesn’t come with a petrol engine option. You can choose between a 1.3 liter DDiS 200 or a 1.6 liter DDiS 320 engine, based on your requirements. While the 1.3 liter makes 88 Bhp and 200 Nm, the 1.6 liter one makes 118 Bhp and 320 Nm. While the 1.3 is mated to a 5-speed manual, the 1.6 is mated to a 6-speed manual box. There is no automatic option on offer currently.
Maruti will most likely bring in an all-new petrol engine into the S Cross too. The engine has been under development for sometime now and is a 1.5 liter naturally aspirated engine. Details on the outputs are still not clear though.
The company will launch the facelift during the festive season. According to our sources, test production of the new vehicle has already begun at their facility in Gurgaon. When launched, the S Cross will take on the Renault Duster, the Nissan Terrano and the Hyundai Creta, which is currently leading the segment.
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