Suzuki revealed the all-new S-Cross in the international market recently. The new S-Cross is actually different from the versions that we have in India. Maruti Suzuki has not shared any details regarding the launch of the new S-Cross SUV in India but, it is expected to happen some time later this year. In comparison to the current version of S-Cross, the new version is completely different and offers lot more in terms of features and safety. Here we have a video where the design and features of the S-Cross are explained in detail.
The video has been shared by Suzuki Cars UK on their YouTube channel. The video shows how the international version of the S-Cross looks and the features that it offers. The overall design of the new S-Cross is now more like an SUV. The current version that we have in India looks more like a premium crossover. The way it looks could be one of the reason why it is not doing great in Indian market. The exterior of the new S-Cross is designed in a way that the car looks compact but offers decent amount of space on the inside and is easier to be driven around inside the city.
The new S-Cross has an SUV like front grille which is different from the current unit. The thick black cladding on the lower bumper, squared wheel arches, dual tone alloy wheels all give the S-Cross an SUV like stance. The headlamps are all LEDs and there is a split tail lamp as well. There is a faux skid plate both at the front and rear bumper As mentioned above, Suzuki is offering a lot more in terms of features with the S-Cross. It gets 360 degree camera, blind spot monitoring system, Adaptive cruise control, Rear Cross Traffic alert, automatic headlamps, Lane departure warning, Lane Departure Prevention system, Traffic sign recognition, Vehicle Sway warning and many more safety features.
The interior on the new S-Cross is entirely different. There is a completely redesigned dashboard with a large touchscreen infotainment system in the center. The screen supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The car even offers features like multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, 430 litres of boot space which can be expanded by folding down the second row seats.
The S-Cross is powered by a 1.4 litre turbocharged BoosterJet petrol engine. The engine is available with manual and automatic transmission option and comes with 48V Hybrid system as standard. The S-Cross also gets Suzuki’s AllGrip system which is a 4WD system. It is offered in both 2WD and 4WD options. These are the features that are offered with the international version of the S-Cross. We are not sure whether Maruti will be launching the S-Cross in India with all these features. There are high chances that in order to keep the costs down, Maruti Suzuki might not bring some of these features to India. If Maruti launches S-Cross in the Indian market, it will be sold via Nexa and will be expensive than the current version.