Here’s a quick design review of the new Suzuki S-Cross facelift that’s slated for an Indian launch in early 2017.
As compared to the S-Cross we know of today, majority of the updates on the face-lifted model revolve around the front fascia, which has been completely redesigned. The current S-Cross’s droopy face isn’t particularly its strongest visual traits, so I think it was the right way to go to infuse some much need presence into the ill-fated crossover.
What we have here is an upright, authoritative, chrome grille with vertical slats. References to BMW’s kidney grille aside, I think it looks choice.
These new headlamps make the current ones droop further with shame. Well-styled with chrome trims, projectors and LED jewels against a black backdrop, they dissipate a much needed premium air to the front end.
The front bumper becomes more butch, with chrome trims, black cladding, a larger air dam and an integrated skid plate. Don’t miss the Mercedes-AMG inspired power bulges on the new bonnet though.
The sides continue mostly unchanged, apart from a new set of tasty, diamond cut alloy wheels. The chrome running strip underling the windows are a new addition, and along with the new wheels, make the sides look more up market.
The rear end doesn’t carry any alterations, and if the rear bumper seems a bit new to you that’s because the India-spec model has a slightly different rear bumper from the international models.
See that AllGrip badge? That indicates Suzuki’s patented all-wheel-drive system, which we do not get here in India, and might not get it in the future as well.
The interiors remain more or less the same, apart from a new infotainment system with a bigger touch screen. Word has it that it’ll also feature trendier seat upholstery with contrast stitching, along with a choice of inlays for the dashboard. In case you’re wondering, that dial behind the gear lever is the AllGrip controller.
This is the new Suzuki 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbo-petrol engine. Employing direct injection, the engine produces 140 PS @ 5500 rpm, while 220 Nm of peak torque is available between 1700 to 4000 rpm. We might not get this new engine in India yet, but what we could have is an all-new 1.5-litre petrol engine specifications of which still remain undisclosed.
Of course, we will continue to get the existing 1.3- and 1.6-liter DDiS diesel engines with the latter being a made-to-order option only, while the 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo-petrol engine from the Baleno RS concept cannot be written off either.
So there, that’s all you need to know about the new S-Cross facelift. An Indian launch is expected sometime in 2017.
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