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Maruti Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Vs Ford EcoSport

Maruti Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

Maruti Suzuki India is gearing up to launch the highly anticipated compact crossover, SX4 S-Cross in the Indian car market. This crossover is already on sale in various international markets, but India would get this vehicle in January 2015. The vehicle would directly compete against the likes of Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano. Let’s have a quick look at the SX4 S-Cross styling, engine specifications and price against the EcoSport compact SUV. [Maruti S-Cross SX4 Vs Ford EcoSport]

Advice on Ford EcoSport

Exteriors: The SX4 S-Cross is based on the SX4 sedan platform, which soon be replaced by the Ciaz saloon.  This crossover also shares its design cues with the sedan sibling. The S-Cross features a triple-slat black grille which flanked by large headlamps integrated with daytime running LEDs. It is equipped with black plastic cladding all around the car to offer aggressive and sporty character to it. The side profile gets flared wheel arches fitted to alloy wheels. Its roofline features roof bars, while the rear gets newly designed sharper tail lamps. The rear bumper features black and silver cladding running across the length.

On the other hand, the Ford EcoSport follows the Kinetic design philosophy. The vehicle gets hexagonal grille with loads of chrome flanked by sleek contemporary headlamps. The side profile gets flared wheel arches and electrically adjustable ORVMs with integrated turn indicators. At the back, the compact SUV gets tailgate mounted spare wheel.

Interiors: The Suzuki S-Cross SX4 shares interior components with other Maruti cars in the country. This crossover is specifically designed to cater to the mass segment buyers. Features like steering wheel, instrument cluster, gear knob and other components are directly lifted from the Swift and Ertiga. It is spacious enought to accommodate five adults comfortably, while the rear seats can be fully folded to expand boot.

The Ford EcoSport interiors look similar to that of the Fiesta sedan. Its buttons, similar instrument cluster, electric mirror adjustment is mounted on driver’s door. The vehicle gets all-black interior theme with silver inserts. This sub-4 metre SUV offers spacious front row, but the rear bench is little congested for three adults. Also on offer are the several small storage spaces including nine bottle/cup holders, cooled glovebox.

Technical SpecificationsMaruti Suzuki S-Cross SX4Ford EcoSport
Petrol EngineNA1.5-litre Ti-VCT & 1.0L EcoBoost
Diesel Engine1.3-litre and 1.6L multijet1.5-litre TDCi
Power Output PetrolNA109bhp @6300rpm & 123bhp @ 6000rpm
Power Output Diesel89bhp and 116bhp89bhp @3750rpm
Torque PetrolNA140Nm @4400rpm & 170Nm @1400rpm
Torque Diesel200Nm204Nm @2000rpm
Mileage/Fuel Economy19-20kmpl15.8kmpl & 18.9kmpl petrol & 22.7kmpl diesel
Transmission/Gearboxfive/six speed manual5-speed manual & 5-speed automatic
Overall Dimensions (mm)
Fuel Tank50-litres52-litres
Ground Clearance170-180mm200mm
FrontNAIndependent McPherson strut with coil spring and anti-roll bar
RearNASemi-independent twist beam with twin gas and oil filled shock absorbers
FrontVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
PetrolNARs. 6.32-9.17 lakh
DieselNARs. 7.37-9.71 lakh

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