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  • October 4, 2019

Maruti Suzuki S Cross Review & Test Drive


Maruti Suzuki S Cross Overview

The 2017 Maruti S-Cross will be launching very soon. This is another Crossover from Maruti, which was launched before the popular Vitara Brezza. The S-Cross is a premium vehicle as compared to the Brezza and offers best of both worlds, which is a car like feel with a high ground clearance and good utility. The 2017 Maruti S-Cross is a facelift so the changes of this vehicle will be minimal. We were the first to bring you the news about the 1.6-litre engine being discontinued in the S-Cross facelift. This vehicle will only come with the 1.3-litre diesel engine.

There are afew changes that S-Cross will be getting, howvwer, they are purely cosmetic in nature. The exteriors are upgraded mainly. This includes a new front fascia. The changes on the inside are not too many. Performance lover will now be a bit disappointed as the more powerful 1.6-litre version will not make it in the facelift. Check for Maruti Suzuki S Cross price in Mumbai at Tryaldrive.

The Maruti S-Cross had earned itself an expensive car tag due the high price of the 1.6-litre version. This was one of the reasons for the vehicle to clock luke warm sales numbers. This was the first vehicle to be sold from the Nexa showrooms. Now with Nexa getting more popular and spreading wide, there is a chance that the S-Cross facelift will do better than before.

Maruti Suzuki S Cross Look

The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross boasts on a perfect combination of aggression and sophistication. The body is extremely soft in design but holds minor aggressive traits like black-cladded lower skirts and skid plates on the lip spoiler, which add a lot of spice to the story. The front grille too gets bold vertical slats that are polished in chrome. Besides, the front fascia gets projector headlamps and LED DRLs, while the rear gets LED tail lights. The car rides on 16-inch alloy wheels for all the trim levels and is suspended over Mcpherson Strut front coil and Torsion Beam rear coil.

Maruti Suzuki S Cross Comfort

On the inside, the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross comes with an all-black interior and is well-equipped. It comes with a touchscreen unit that comes with Bluetooth connectivity on most of the variants of the crossover. This infotainment unit has steering mounted audio and phone controls as well as Apple CarPlay that mirrors the user’s iPhone screen on the infotainment unit. There is ample headroom and legroom in the vehicle and it can seat four adults comfortably. Wide opening doors also make getting in and out easy. There are a number of cubby holes to keep small objects in both rows as well.

Maruti Suzuki S Cross Transmission

The specs of the S-Cross will see a change here this time. The 2017 Maruti S-Cross will get a 1.3-litre diesel engine only. The engines develops 90bhp of power and 200Nm of maximum torque. A five-speed manual transmission does duty alongwith. The 1.6-litre diesel engine will be discontinued. Reason for that being, high price tag and low penetration amongst buyers. Maruti had been importing this engine directly from Fiat in Europe, hence it was expensive. So those looking at performance will miss out on this engine. Maruti wants to focus more on mass buyers rather than enthusiasts. The single engine option will help the company curtail costs too.

The 1.5-litre petrol engine, which was rumoured to come is also out of the race. This engine will not be launched anytime soon. The 1.3-litre engine will be the only engine for the S-Cross. This is more of a cruiser engine and is ideal for decent performance and good driveability. for spirited driving, however, one has to make constant gearshifts. To know more information on Maruti Suzuki S Cross check Ogequipment

The 1.3-litre diesel engine returns about 13km/l in the city and about 17km/l on the highway. As per the ARAI figures, the S-Cross returns 25km/l. Howver, in real driving conditions that is hard to achieve.This Fiat sourced engine is very frugal and Maruti has mastered how to extract the best possible performance and mileage from this engine. An SHVS on this engine is not likely to come, as the new tax regulations would make it unviable now.\

Maruti Suzuki S Cross Driving

Based on the Maruti S-Cross specifications, one can easily say that the car has a good performance. The 1.3-litre DDiS is the company’s go-to engine and has a very refined performance delivery. The engine is frugal and will allow you to cruise at top speeds at much lesser engine noise. The gear transmission is smooth and light, while the acceleration is very responsive at every gear halt. When at the top gear, the car can easily rock a top speed of 150 kmph and can overtake many cars while on the expressway.

Maruti Suzuki S Cross Safety

In terms of safety, all variants of the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross come with ABS and dual front airbags as standard equipment. For improved braking performance, the S-Cross also comes with disc brakes on all four wheels.

Maruti Suzuki S Cross Price in Mumbai

Maruti Suzuki S Cross On Road Price is 10,40,001/- and Ex-showroom Price is 8,85,000/- in Mumbai. Maruti Suzuki S Cross comes in 5 colours, namely Urban Blue,Pearl Arctic White,Premium Silver,Caffeine Brown,Granite Grey. Maruti Suzuki S Cross comes with 2WD with 1248 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 88 bhp@4000 rpm and Peak Torque 200 Nm@1750 rpm DRIVE TRAIN 2WD and reaches 100 KMPH at 11.3 seconds . Maruti Suzuki S Cross comes with Manual Transmission with 2WD .

Maruti Suzuki S Cross Final Word

The Maruti S-Cross reviews are mostly positive. It is undoubtedly one of the best cars in the segment. You might feel a little inferior in terms of power, but the engine refinement does the job for you. Plus, the designing is unmistakably attractive and bold. After all, there aren’t many cars on the block to get vertical chrome-dipped front grille. And unlike some of the affordable cars from the company, the S-Cross is richly fed with a good range of safety additional and the disc brakes on all the four wheels and ABS as standard will prove the point. Even, the crash sensor has not been missed in any of the trims.

However, the Maruti S-Cross on-road price takes it closer to the league of the Hyundai Creta, which tends to divert the customers to the Hyundai car. And thus, this is the reason why we don’t see as many S-Cross as the Cretas and the Dusters.


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