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Maruti Suzuki launches S-Cross facelift at Rs 8.49 lakh

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Published : Oct 5, 2017, 11:48 am IST
Updated : Oct 5, 2017, 11:49 am IST

S-Cross is now only available with the smaller 1.3-litre diesel engine.

It has been more than two years since Maruti launched the Nexa range of showrooms, and with it, the S-Cross. About time we got the new one, right?
 It has been more than two years since Maruti launched the Nexa range of showrooms, and with it, the S-Cross. About time we got the new one, right?

Maruti Suzuki has launched its S-Cross facelift in the country priced at Rs 8.49 lakh for the base variant and Rs 11.29 lakh for the range-topping Alpha trim (both prices ex-showroom Delhi). The top-end variant is cheaper than its predecessor thanks to Maruti Suzuki ditching the bigger 1.6-litre motor. Yes, the S-Cross is now only available with the smaller 1.3-litre diesel engine. But the good news is that it now gets the SHVS hybrid system from the Ciaz and Ertiga.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Overview

Variant

Price (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

Engine

1.3-Litre DDiS 200

Sigma

Rs 8.49 Lakh

Power

90PS

Delta

Rs 9.39 Lakh

Torque

200Nm

Zeta

Rs 9.98 Lakh

Transmission

5-Speed Manual

Alpha

Rs 11.29 Lakh

Mileage

25.1 kmpl

Here are the new prices as compared to the older car. 

Variant

Sigma

Delta

Zeta

Alpha

Facelift Price

Rs 8.49 lakh

Rs 9.39 lakh

Rs 9.98 lakh

Rs 11.29 lakh

Pre-Facelift Price

Rs 8.06 lakh

Rs 8.83 lakh

Rs 9.96 lakh

Rs 10.70 lakh

Difference

Rs 43,000

Rs 56,000

Rs 2,000

Rs 59,000

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Though the S-Cross still looks pretty much the same its personality has completely changed now, all thanks to the new, more aggressive grille and muscular bonnet. It has traded its subtle, oversized hatchback nature for something which strikes you in your face when you look at it. It also gets LED lights all around in the headlamps, DRLs and tail lamps, and new 16-inch alloy wheels with wider-section rubber.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Inside, things remain almost identical to the pre-facelift car. You still get a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink and inbuilt navigation. There is a tilt/telescopic adjustable steering, leather upholstery, automatic climate control and cruise control. In terms of safety, you get dual airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX child seat mounts right from the base variants.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Now, coming to the heart of the matter, the 1.6-litre diesel is no longer available in the lineup, as it would have categorised the S-Cross as a luxury car and increased the prices. Hence, what you get instead is Suzuki's SHVS hybrid tech paired to the 1.3-litre DDiS 200 motor. It makes 90PS of power and 200Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission, and there’s no hope of an AMT just yet.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

The S-Cross is the only crossover in a pool of compact SUVs, and thus will have to play ball with the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and the Honda BR-V. If you wish to know how the S-Cross facelift is to drive, check out our first drive review here.

Source: ZigWheels.com

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