Scoop: Maruti to start accepting bookings for 2017 S-Cross from 1st September

Maruti is planning to update the S-Cross later this year. The facelifted S-Cross vehicles have been already spotted testing in India, and as per our reliable sources, the S-Cross will be launched in September. Maruti will also start taking bookings from 1st September at all the Nexa dealerships.

What’s new?

Scoop: Maruti to start accepting bookings for 2017 S-Cross from 1st September

The premium crossover was Maruti’s first such vehicle in India, and it did pretty decently in the market. The new S-Cross will come with a new front grille that will have multiple verticle slats instead of a thick, single chrome strip. The vehicle also gets a new headlamp cluster with integrated LED DRLs and projector headlights. The new S-Cross will also get new bumper at front.

At the rear, the car gets new tail lamp cluster that has been reworked but retains the old shape. The rear bumper is also all-new and gives a masculine touch to the vehicle. Overall, the shape of the car remains the same. Maruti may add new alloy wheels to the vehicle.

On the inside, the new S-Cross gets a new infotainment system that gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Apart from that, the dashboard, seats and equipment stay like the current car.

Any engine changes?

The new S-Cross is expected to get the same engines as the current vehicle. There will be a 1.3-litre DDiS 200 engine that generates a maximum power of 88 Bhp – 200 Nm and a more powerful 1.6-litre DDiS 320 that produces 118 Bhp and 320 Nm. The 1.3-litre engine gets 5-speed gearbox while the bigger engine gets a 6-speed gearbox. Automatic is not expected in the facelift version.

We may also see an all-new petrol engine with the new S-Cross. Maruti is currently developing and testing a new 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that can make its debut with the S-Cross. The specifications and the power figures are not yet known.

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