It’s no secret that the S-Cross hasn’t done too well for its Indo-Japanese maker in India. The company had to resort to heavy discounts to get the crossover moving off the shelves. One of the reasons why the S-cross didn’t too well, apart from its optimistic pricing was its rather tame looks for the segment which is crammed tight with some butch looking machines. While Suzuki is more than willing to address the price issue, as underlined by the discounts offered, seems like the face lifted version would also carry a meaner look in a bid to find more acceptance among the Indian audience.
The face lifted version of the S-Cross first brought to the world by our friends at Paultan is apparently ready to make its debut. First revealed in February, the leaked images of the crossover have made an appearance once again, this time on an Instagram account which goes by the name Suzukicars. If a tip by the owners of the account is something to go by, the new S-Cross will be “officially revealed in next month July”.
The spy image which broke out during a dealer presentation reveals juicy details about the new S-Cross. Visually, the car gets a totally reworked chrome grille with 10 vertical chrome drenched slats. The new radiator grille adds some much needed muscle to the car’s fascia along with a more sculpted bonnet.
The bumper is bigger and more aggressive, and the headlamps have been completely re-styled too. The shape of the central air dam, the flanks and the detailing for the fog lamp housing has also been reworked. The sides of the car remain more or less the same as the current version while the rear has not been revealed.
In addition to the exterior, the interior of the car has also been tweaked to appear a bit more fresh and modern. The instrument cluster gets new dials along with a new trip computer display. Other changes would include new trim options and fresh new upholstery.
Apart from the visual changes inside out, the new S-Cross is likely to get some more engine options in addition to the 1.6 DDiS diesel that currently propels it. Maruti Suzuki may consider planting a 1.3 DDiS and a 1.4 Boosterjet petrol turbo under the bonnet to bring down the price of the car and make it more accessible.
We’re expecting a Paris Motor Show reveal of the refreshed car, with an introduction to the Indian market a couple of months later. Do you think the S-Cross has a chance with the Indian audience with those refreshed looks and a lower price tag owing to introduction of smaller engines? Do share your thoughts with us via the comments section or through one of the social channels.