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New Maruti S-Cross Vs Old S-Cross – What’s The Difference?

New Maruti S Cross Vs Old S Cross

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In a bid to benefit from the robust demand for compact SUVs in India, Maruti has launched a mid-life facelift of the S-Cross. Changes on the facelift include aesthetic updates, additional kit and Maruti’s mild SHVS technology. While the model still misses out on the petrol unit like its predecessor, the 1.6-litre oil burner has also been dropped. The tried and tested 1.3-litre oil burner, which powers most of Maruti cars, has been bestowed with Maruti’s SHVS technology. With these changes, the new S-Cross seems to have improved, while we still need to see if the facelift could turn out to be a saviour for the compact SUV. To find out how what additional features/changes does the new S-Cross offer over the previous model, we bring you a spec-based comparison between the previous model and new facelift. Check out New Maruti S-Cross Vs Old S-Cross design, specs, features and other details.

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New Maruti S-Cross Vs Old S-Cross Price

Name of the Car Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)
New Maruti S-Cross Rs 8.49 lakh to Rs 11.29 lakh
Old S-Cross Rs 7.94 lakh to Rs 11.66 lakh

New Maruti S-Cross

-The new Maruti S-Cross comes only with the 1.3L oil burner.
-Contrary to the expectations, the SUV misses out on the petrol engine.
-The larger 1.6L diesel unit has also been left out in the facelift.
-Additionally, Maruti is offering SHVS technology on the 1.3L unit.
-With these changes, the new S-Cross price falls in the range of Rs 8.49 lakh to 11.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Old Maruti S-Cross

-The old model of S-Cross was available in two diesel engines, 1.3L & 16L.
-The carline with five variants was priced from Rs 7.94 lakh to Rs 11.66 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

New Maruti S-Cross Vs Old S-Cross Specifications

Specifications New Maruti S-Cross Old S-Cross
Petrol Engines NA NA
Power (Bhp) NA NA
Torque (Nm) NA NA
Diesel 1.3L 1.3L & 1.6L
Power (Bhp) 89 89 & 118
Torque (Nm) 200 200 & 320
Transmission 5MT with 2WD option and SHVS technology 5MT & 6MT with 2WD option

New Maruti S-Cross

-The 2017 Maruti S-Cross facelift comes only in diesel engine, missing out on the petrol unit.
-While the 1.3L oil burner continues powering S-Cross, the more powerful 1.6L diesel unit has been dropped.
-Maruti has introduced its mild hybrid technology, SHVS on the 1.3L unit.
-Transmission duties are carried out by the conventional 5-speed manual gearbox.

Old Maruti S-Cross

-The old model was also offered in diesel option, with a choice of two engines.
-The smaller capacity 1.3L oil burner sourced from Fiat put out 89bhp, whereas the higher displacing 1.6L delivered 118bhp.
-The carline was available with two gearbox options, a 5-speed unit and a 6-speed gearbox.

New Maruti S-Cross Vs Old S-Cross Mileage

Model Name Petrol Mileage (Km/l) Diesel Mileage (km/l)
New Maruti S-Cross NA 25.1kmpl
Old S-Cross NA 23.65 (1.3L) & 22.25 (1.6L)

New Maruti S-Cross

-The S-Cross facelift with 1.3L unit and SHVS technology sees 7% hike in fuel economy against the regular model in the current line-up.

Old Maruti S-Cross

-The current model with 1.3L engine returns claimed mileage of 23.65 km/l against 22.25 km/l for the larger 1.6L unit.

New Maruti S-Cross Vs Old S-Cross Dimensions

Dimensions New Maruti S-Cross Old S-Cross
Length (mm) 4,300 4,300
Breadth (mm) 1,765 1,765
Height (mm) 1,590 1,590
Wheelbase (mm) 2,600 2,600
Seating Capacity 5 5
Boot Space (Litres) 353, expandable to 810 353, expandable to 810

-The new S-Cross facelift remains unchanged in terms of proportions.
-While the ground clearance has been raised by 15mm.
-There is no change in the luggage compartment as it continues offering same space.

New Maruti S-Cross Vs Old S-Cross Features

Key Features New Maruti S-Cross Old S-Cross
Rear AC Vents No No
Touchscreen Infotainment system Yes Yes
Height adj. driver seat Yes Yes
Power-operated ORVMs Yes Yes
Bluetooth connectivity Yes Yes
Steering mounted audio & calling controls Yes Yes
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Apple CarPlay Yes
Navigation system & voice command Yes Yes
Rain sensing auto wiper Yes Yes
Push start/stop Yes Yes

New Maruti S-Cross

-The S-Cross facelift features a couple of additional features.
-It gets Maruti’s 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink connectivity.
-In addition to the above features, S-Cross facelift also gets double sliding panoramic glass sunroof.
-Other bits such as a new soft-touch dashboard pad, revised instrument cluster with MID, new upholstery etc have also been added to the facelift.

Old Maruti S-Cross

-Infotainment features like audio system with CD player, steering mounted audio & calling controls, Bluetooth connectivity and audio remote control were offered from Delta onwards.
-Prominent bits like Smartplay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, navigation system, voice command and smartphone app were available only on the higher trims.
-The carline featured standard comfort goodies including central locking, key less entry, power windows, power-operated wing mirrors, driver side auto up/down, 60:40 split rear seats and electric backdoor opening.
-While the higher trims offered power folding ORVMs, telescopic steering, sliding front centre armrest, driver seat height adjuster, cruise controls, engine push start/stop etc.

New Maruti S-Cross Vs Old S-Cross Safety Features

Key Features New Maruti S-Cross Old S-Cross
Dual front airbags Yes Yes
ABS with EBD Yes Yes
Rear parking camera Yes Yes
Rear Defogger Yes Yes
Rear wiper & washer Yes Yes
Reverse parking sensor with display Yes Yes
Auto dimming day/night IRVM Yes Yes
All Disc brakes Yes Yes
NCAP Rating NA 5-Star- ASEAN NCAP 2015

New Maruti S-Cross

-In terms of safety, the S-Cross facelift packs in dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard across line-up.
-It additionally gets keyless entry with push start-stop button, rear parking sensor and rear camera.

Old Maruti S-Cross

-Standard bits on the predecessor include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, seat belt pretensioners with force safe limiters, ISOFIX child seat anchors, pedestrian protection compliance etc.
-Vitals features such as HID-projector headlamps, auto headlamps, auto dimming IRVM were specific to the Alpha trim.
-While reverse parking sensor with display, reverse parking camera, rear demister and rear wiper & washer were offered from Zeta onwards.
-In 2015 ASEAN NCAP crash tested S-Cross produced in Hungary for the Malaysian and Singaporian markets. Equipped with 7 airbags, ESC etc, the SUV received 5-star rating for adult occupant protection and 4-star rating for child occupant protection.

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