The Maruti Suzuki S Cross 2017 will arrive next month within an estimated price range of Rs 8.5 lakh – Rs 12 lakh.
Maruti Suzuki S Cross 2017 facelift will receive both cosmetic and mechanical updates.
New Maruti S Cross 2017 facelift is surely one of the major launches from the Indo-Japanese carmaker in India. While the launch of the crossover is scheduled for the next month, the unofficial bookings have already been commenced. Certain Nexa dealers are taking pre-orders for the vehicle at a token amount of Rs 11,000.
Suzuki claims that the new 2017 Maruti S Cross facelift is bolder, stronger and more efficient than the current one. Sporting minor design upgrades and new features, the S-Cross looks more refreshing and up-market than the outgoing model. Some of the exterior design updates include new LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights, new radiator grille with wider lower mouth, revised front bumper, vertical chrome slats, a resculpted hood and LED tail lamps with new graphics. Read – Maruti Ciaz Facelift Coming Next Year
Maruti has also worked on the interior quality and equipment-level of the car. The 2017 Maruti S Cross receives new seat fabric and designed soft-touch dashboard pad. The facelifted model also gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with Mirrorlink and a revised instrument cluster with MID (multi information display). Aiming to take an edge over its rivals, Maruti might also introduce a double sliding panoramic glass sunroof on the new S-Cross.
Similar to the JDM-spec model, the one coming to India might get a new petrol powertrain and an automatic gearbox. Currently, the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross carline is available with two diesel engine options – a 89bhp, 1.3-litre DDiS and a 118bhp, 1.6-litre DDiS. If media reports are to be believed, the 1.3L diesel powertrain will now come with SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle System). This mild hybrid system is already available on the mid-size sedan Ciaz and Ertiga MPV.
Maruti Suzuki entered the premium crossover segment with the S-Cross in 2015. This flagship model was also the first Maruti product to be retailed 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. With an aim to rejuvenate its sales, the Indo-Japanese carmaker will introduce a mid-life facelift of the crossover. The 2017 Maruti S Cross facelift was first previewed at the Paris Motor Show previous year, followed by public display at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show. Similar to the current model, the facelifted S-Cross will be sold via premium NEXA outlets in India.
C.V.Raman, Executive Director – Research And Development, Maruti Suzuki India had confirmed that the 2017 Maruti S Cross facelift will hit showrooms during this year’s festive season (i.e. around Diwali). The official media drive of the crossover will begin on September 27, 2017, and the launch will happen next month (October, 2017). We will update the exact launch date as soon as the carmaker announces it.
|Petrol model||Rs 7 lakh – Rs 10 lakh|
|Diesel model||Rs 8.5 lakh – Rs 12 lakh|
For 2017 model year, the crossover will see subtle exterior and interior updates, while the engine setup will remain unchanged. The 2017 Maruti S Cross price in India is likely to be more or less similar to the current model. The existing S-Cross comes within the price range of Rs 7.94 lakh (for the DDiS 200 Sigma base variant) – Rs 11.66 lakh (for the top-spec DDiS 320 Alpha variant) ex-showroom, Delhi.
We expect that the new S Cross facelift could be priced as low as Rs 8.5 lakh for the entry-level variant and Rs 12 lakh for the high-spec model. If the S-Cross petrol comes to India, it could be priced between Rs 7 lakh – Rs 10 lakh. In the Japanese market, the new S-Cross (SX4 S-Cross) has been offered at a starting price of 20,62,800 Yen (approx. Rs 12.6 lakh). Read – New-generation Maruti Alto In the Works
|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 Europe, the crossover comes with two ‘Boosterjet’ petrol powertrains – 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbo and 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder Boosterjet. While the former is capable of putting out power worth 112bhp and 170Nm of torque, the latter one makes a maximum power of 140bhp against 220Nm of torque. The compact SUV is also available with a 1.6-litres DDiS petrol engine producing a top power of 120bhp against 320Nm of torque. Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual & an automatic gearbox, supported by all-wheel drive system – ALLGRIP.
On the other hand, the India-spec 2017 S-Cross might continue use the 1.3-litre DDiS and 1.6-litre diesel engines. The smaller capacity oil burner pushes out a top power of 89bhp with 200Nm, and the higher capacity unit is good for 118bhp and 320Nm of torque. Rumour also has it that the crossover might receive an all-new M15 1.5-litre petrol engine making 100bhp at 5900rpm and 133Nm of torque at 4100rpm. Maruti could also boost the existing 1.3L Multijet diesel motor with SHVS mild-hybrid technology. However, the carmaker hasn’t yet confirmed the technical details of the car. The crossover might also continue to come with a 5-speed manual along with a new automatic gearbox unit.Read – 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift – All You Need To Know
2017 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Preview
On the fuel efficiency ground, the 2017 Maruti S Cross facelift will be similar to the current model as the engine setup will remain unchanged. Currently, the diesel version of the crossover delivers an impressive mileage of 23.65kmpl. If launched, the petrol version might return fuel economy around 16kmpl. The Japan-spec S-Cross facelift, with a M16A 1.6-litre petrol engine, delivers a claimed mileage of 16.2kmpl (FWD) and 15.2kmpl (AWD with new-gen ALLGRIP system). 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.
The 2017 Maruti S Cross is already on sale in the Japanese and European markets. The India-spec version is likely to share most of its design and styling bits from the European-spec model. Major updates will be made on the front fascia of the car, giving it a more aggressive appeal. The crossover will feature a newly-designed radiator grille with chrome finished vertical slats, projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, re-designed bumper, new grille with stretched lower grille with wider airdam and a muscular bonnet.
On the contrary, the side profile remains more or less similar to the current model. Though, the crossover might receive a new set of diamond cut alloy wheels. Round the back, the car sports a new bumper, re-designed LED rear combination lamps. All aforementioned changes will make the S Cross 2017 a lot better looking product. In terms dimensions, the 2017 Maruti S Cross will remain unchanged. Though, the ground clearance could be stretched by 15mm.
No aesthetic changes will be made inside the cabin. Though, the crossover will come with a host of new comfort and connectivity features. One of the major changes will come in the form of a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with Mirrorlink connectivity. Features such as a 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 premium appeal. Similar to the European-spec version, the India-bound model might 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.