The Maruti Suzuki S Cross 2017 will arrive in India this Diwali season within an estimated price range of Rs 7 lakh – Rs 12 lakh.
Maruti Suzuki S Cross 2017 facelift will receive both cosmetic and mechanical updates.
Maruti Suzuki entered the premium crossover segment with the S-Cross in 2015. This flagship model was also the first Maruti product to be sold through NEXA dealerships in the country. Failing the company’s expectations, the crossover didn’t do well in the market despite being a good product. Aiming to rejuvenate its sales, the Indo-Japanese carmaker is planning to bring in a mid-life facelift of the crossover. The new Suzuki S-Cross (Maruti S Cross 2017 in India) was first previewed at the Paris Motor Show previous year, followed by display at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show. The vehicle is already available in the UK market.
New Maruti S Cross 2017 facelift will make its way to India during 2017 festive season (around Diwali). Speaking on sideline of the new Dzire launch, C.V.Raman, executive director – research and development, Maruti Suzuki India has confirmed the crossover’s launch timeline. Suzuki claims that the new S Cross facelift is bolder, stronger and more efficient than the current model. In UK, the facelifted S-Cross is available in three trims – SZ4, SZ-T and SZ5. The SZ-T model is specifically designed for the fleet buyers, although it will be available for retail customers as well.
For 2017 model year, the Maruti S Cross 2017 facelift will receive comprehensive cosmetic updates similar to the global version. Though, the crossover will retain the current engine setup – 1.3-litre and 1.6-litre DDiS diesel. Maruti might also introduce a new petrol engine and automatic gearbox on the carline. Similar to the existing version, the facelifted model will be retailed via premium NEXA outlets along with the Ignis mini SUV, Baleno premium hatchback and Ciaz sedan.
Maruti Suzuki recently announced its plan of introducing two new models this fiscal year. The crossover will receive its first facelift during this year’s festive season i.e. around Diwali. We will update the exact launch date as soon as the carmaker announces it. Read – Maruti Ciaz Facelift Coming Next Year
|Petrol model||Rs 7 lakh – Rs 10 lakh|
|Diesel model||Rs 8.5 lakh – Rs 12 lakh|
Currently, the entry-level DDiS 200 Sigma variant of the crossover costs Rs 8.07 lakh and the top-spec DDiS 320 Alpha version is priced at Rs 12.03 lakh (all, ex-showroom Delhi). For 2017, the car will see subtle cosmetic and feature updates along with an expected new petrol engine. Though, the prices of the 2017 Maruti S Cross will be more or less similar to the existing model. We expect it to come within the range of Rs 8.5 lakh – Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom). If the S-Cross petrol makes to the Indian market, it could be priced between Rs 7 lakh – Rs 10 lakh. Read – New-generation Maruti Alto In the Works
2017 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Preview
|Engine||Maximum Power||Maximum Torque|
|M15 1.5-litre Petrol||100bhp @ 5,900rpm||133Nm @ 4100rpm|
|1.3-litre DDiS 200 Diesel||89bhp @ 4,000rpm||200Nm @ 1,750rpm|
|1.6-litre Multijet Diesel||118bhp @ 3,750rpm||320Nm @ 1,750rpm|
In the European market, the crossover comes with two ‘Boosterjet’ petrol engines – a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbo and a 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder turbo. While the smaller capacity motor makes a top power of 112bhp and 170Nm of torque, the 1.4-litre Boosterjet generates 140bhp against 220Nm. The diesel unit is the 1.6-litres DDiS motor making 120bhp and 320Nm. Transmission duties on the vehicle are performed by a 6-speed manual & an automatic gearbox. The European model also gets all-wheel drive system – ALLGRIP.
On the other hand, the India-spec version will retain the 1.3-litre DDiS and 1.6-litre diesel powertrains generating 89bhp with 200Nm and 118bhp with 320Nm respectively. Rumour also has it that the crossover might receive an all-new M15 1.5-litre petrol engine churning out 100bhp at 5900rpm and 133Nm of torque at 4100rpm. Transmission options will include the conventional 5-speed manual and a new automatic unit. Read – 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift – All You Need To Know
The 2017 Maruti S Cross will be as frugal as the current model as it will continue to use the same engine setup. The diesel model will return an impressive 23.65kmpl. If launched, the petrol version will deliver fuel economy around 16kmpl. Photo Gallery – Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India
SZ4 – Daytime running lights (DRL), black protective skid plates, black wheel arch extensions, 16-inch alloy wheels, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth, air conditioning, heated door mirrors, seven airbags, electronic stability program (ESP) and cruise control with speed limiter.
SZ-T (+ SZ4 Features) – LED Projector Headlamps, silver roof rails, polished 17-inch alloy wheels, silver rear skid plates, front fog lamps, Dual Zone automatic air conditioning, rear privacy glass, satellite navigation, front and rear parking proximity sensors and rear parking camera.
SZ5 (+ SZ-T Features) – model includes Radar Brake Support (RBS), leather seat upholstery, heated front seats, double sliding panoramic sunroof and aluminium roof rails.
*Note – The aforementioned features will be offered on the UK-spec model of the crossover.
Suzuki has already introduced the facelifted S-Cross in the European markets previous year. The India-spec version is likely have all design and styling changes made to the European model. The fascia of the 2017 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross will be more aggressive with new grille with chrome finished vertical slats, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, re-designed bumper, bigger airdam and slightly different hood. The side profile will be more or less similar to the current model. Though, there could be a new set diamond cut alloy wheels.
The rear design will be revised with new bumper and re-designed LED rear combination lamps. All aforementioned changes will make the S Cross 2017 a lot better looking product. Proportionally, the facelifted S Cross will remain unchanged. Though, the ground clearance will be stretched by 15mm.
Cabin, too, will see a range of upgrades making it look more premium. The newly designed soft-touch dashboard pad, revised instrument cluster with MID (multi information display), new seat upholstery and framing highlights for the centre panel add more to its appeal. Though, the major change comes in the form of a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with Mirrorlink connectivity. The crossover will also come with a double sliding panoramic glass sunroof.
2017 Maurti Suzuki S-Cross will be stronger, bolder and more efficient than the current one.The updated version will see comprehensive cosmetic updates along with a new petrol engine and an automatic gearbox.