Maruti Suzuki has gotten the hang of the C-Segment sedan class with the launch of the Ciaz. The sedan has gone on to become a runaway success for the automaker. The Ciaz will soon be joined by the S-Cross crossover, which has been caught on test on quite a few number of occasions in the country. However, all the spyshots of the S-Cross have only been revealing the exteriors of the crossover. The interiors have been something that we could never see in the spyshots. All that has changed now as new spyshots have revealed the interiors of the S-Cross.
The first thing you’ll notice is the fact that the S-Cross’ interiors have a piano black theme with silver detailing. What we can also see is that the tachometer reads only till 6,000 RPM and the car on test had a manual transmission. So, it’s a safe bet the test mule spotted is a diesel version. The interiors of the on-test S-Cross are similar the ones that we saw on the concept version of the S-Cross displayed at the Auto Expo 2014.
The S-Cross shares a lot of switches and parts with the likes of Swift and Ciaz. The steering wheel, indicator stalks, power window switches, door handles and locks also appear to be lifted from cheaper siblings. This will give Maruti Suzuki enough cost savings, for the crossover to be priced competitively.
The tachometer and instrument cluster of the on-test car also resembles those on the show car. However, the model caught on test did not have an engine start/stop button and steering mounted audio controls. Also, the Indian spec car is believed to give the Suzuki AllGrip All-Wheel system a miss to keep a check on the costs. The S-Cross is expected to come with two engine options – a 1.6 liter Fiat Multijet diesel motor and a 1.6 liter petrol motor. Both engines will get 6 speed manual transmissions, with the petrol model also gaining an automatic gearbox. The S-Cross will be priced between Rs. 8-12 lakhs and will go up against the likes of Renault Duster and the Nissan Terrano, when it is launched in early 2015.