A Maruti Suzuki S-Cross crossover has been totaled. These images, purportedly that of a test drive vehicle, show a badly mangled S-Cross, which seems to have rolled over. The S-Cross sold in Europe gets a 5 Star Euro NCAP rating. That car has multiple electronic safety aids and additional safety equipment compared to the Indian version, which is a much more pared down car in safety equipment terms. The India-spec S-Cross retains twin airbags, ABS+EBD and disc brakes on all four wheels though.
Meanwhile, the S-Cross’ crash seems eerily similar to what happened to the Hyundai Creta a week ago. Perhaps it’s now time for dealers to be more careful while handing out test drives. While the Creta didn’t roll over, the images of the S-Cross indicate a crash that’s much worse. To get the S-Cross into such a condition, the driver c9uld have really taken the car to unsafe speeds. The crossover is easily one of the best handling in its class. Armed with a very torquey 1.6 liter Fiat Multijet turbo diesel engine (320 Nm), the S-Cross is capable of hitting really high speeds.
The crossover also masks speed very well, and this could lull errant drivers into a sense of complacency. The other possibility for this crash could be something bumping the S-Cross off the road, and into a couple of rolls.Whatever be the case, people test driving new cars need to take it easy. It’s very easy to be carried away by the furious acceleration and speeds modern day diesel cars and SUVs offer. So folks heading to the showroom to test drive the S-Cross, Take-It-Easy.
The S-Cross will be launched here on the 5th of August, 2015. The crossover will be sold with two turbo diesel engine options – a 1.3 liter and 1.6 liter Fiat Multijet motors with 89 Bhp-200 Nm and 118 Bhp-320 Nm outputs respectively. The smaller engine uses a 5 speed manual gearbox while the larger engine makes do with a 6 speed manual. Both engines drive the front wheels of the S-Cross. The crossover sold in Europe gets an all wheel drive layout though.
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