|Fuel Type||Engine Capacity||Transmission Type||Power||Torque||Fuel Efficiency|
|diesel||1248cc||Manual||89PS @ 4000RPM||200NM @ 1750RPM||25kmpl|
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is the car maker's only crossover on offer, priced at Rs 8,85,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The S-Cross gets bold looks and a punchy diesel unit which comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
In its new avatar, the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross has transformed into a good looking crossover SUV. It employs a bold looking grille with vertical chrome slats up front. The front bumper looks aggressive and Illumination duties are taken care by a new projector headlamp cluster laced with LED DRLs. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross rides on 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, comes equipped with electronically controlled mirrors which are integrated with blinkers.
Door pull handles are finished in body colour and completing the picture at the rear is a new set of LED combi lights, a vertically opening tailgate, a wash-n-wipe system and S-Cross badging. To justify the S-Cross's outdoorsy appearance, Maruti Suzuki has bolted faux front and rear skid plates and door cladding. In terms of dimensions, the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is 4300 mm long, 1785 mm wide, 1595 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2600 mm.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross gets all-black interiors which appear pretty European on the inside. Infotainment needs are handled by a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is compatible with FM, Bluetooth and Android Auto. A driver can easily operate the infotainment system with the help of steering mounted controls. The Marui Suzuki S-Cross feels roomy from the inside and gets a practical storage spaces which include bottle holders, cup holders, side pockets and a decently sized glovebox.
Space is pretty good too, where the amount of legroom and headroom at the back is good and the bench can easily accommodate 5-passengers at a time for shorter distance. The automatic A/C works really well in bringing down the temperature inside the cabin in no time. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross gets a twin-pod instrument cluster which consists of a tachometer and a speedometer on the right with a fuel gauge. It also gets a small TFT display in the middle which provides information about the distance covered, average economy, time, temperature, service reminder and much more. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross comes equipped with features like cruise control, 7 Step Illumination Control, steering mounted controls and much more.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross gets standard safety features like ABS with EBD, driver and passenger airbag, pedestrian protection compliance, anti-pinch power windows, rain sensing wipers, reverse parking sensors, reverse parking camera, front and rear disc brakes and anti-theft security alarm.
Under the hood, the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is propelled by a 1.3-litre four-cylinder DDIs, smart hybrid diesel unit which churns out respective power and torque output of 89 ps at 4000 rpm and 200 Nm at 1750 rpm. The engine comes paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The SHVS motor is quite fuel-efficient and is rated for a company claimed efficiency figure of 25.1 kmpl. The fuel tank is big enough to store 48 litres of fuel at a time.
The 1.3-litre engine is quite popular and has turned out to be a reliable power source. Its power delivery characteristics are pretty friendly and although a diesel, it can rev towards its redline rather quickly. For its application under the S-Cross' hood, Maruti has altered the gearing to perfection. This has resulted in minimal turbo lag and the S-Cross scores high on driveability.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross price starts from INR 8.85 Lakh to INR 11.45 Lakh.
We were in Udaipur recently for the new 2017 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Facelift Alpha Review. With the car parked outside the hotel’s gates, we were busy clicking the insides under some shade. Clearly impressed by what they saw, a family of four walked towards the car, tapped the window and shot many questions, the answer to which we had was some horizontal head movement. They asked if the facelifted Maruti Suzuki S-Cross gets a petrol engine? If it gets an automatic transmission? And if they could get in and take a look? For the last question though, we nodded vertically. As they got out and started walking away, they even turned their necks to give that new grille and those really bright DRLs a second look.