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Maruti Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Vs Ford EcoSport

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. […]

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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 Specifications Maruti Suzuki S-Cross SX4 Ford EcoSport
Petrol Engine NA 1.5-litre Ti-VCT & 1.0L EcoBoost
Diesel Engine 1.3-litre and 1.6L multijet 1.5-litre TDCi
Power Output Petrol NA 109bhp @6300rpm & 123bhp @ 6000rpm
Power Output Diesel 89bhp and 116bhp 89bhp @3750rpm
Torque Petrol NA 140Nm @4400rpm & 170Nm @1400rpm
Torque Diesel 200Nm 204Nm @2000rpm
Mileage/Fuel Economy 19-20kmpl 15.8kmpl & 18.9kmpl petrol & 22.7kmpl diesel
Transmission/Gearbox five/six speed manual 5-speed manual & 5-speed automatic
Overall Dimensions (mm)
Length 4300mm 3999mm
Width 1765mm 1765mm
Height 1575mm 1708mm
Wheelbase 2600mm 2520mm
Fuel Tank 50-litres 52-litres
Ground Clearance 170-180mm 200mm
Suspension
Front NA Independent McPherson strut with coil spring and anti-roll bar
Rear NA Semi-independent twist beam with twin gas and oil filled shock absorbers
Brakes
Front Ventilated Disc Ventilated Disc
Rear Drum Drum
Price
Petrol NA Rs. 6.32-9.17 lakh
Diesel NA Rs. 7.37-9.71 lakh

 

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