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.
2017 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross (S-Cross in India) has finally made its way to the Japanese market. Prices of the facelifted model start from 20,62,800 Yen, which is around Rs 12.06 lakh. The Japan-spec version sources its power from the M16A 115.3bhp, 1.6-litre petrol engine combined with a 6-speed AT transmission (instead of CVT unit) and new-generation ALLGRIP AWD system. The 2017 model year has also received minor cosmetic graphics including revised LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights, redesigned front bumper, new radiator grille with wider lower mouth, chrome surround and vertical chrome slats and a resculpted hood. In India, the new Maruti S Cross 2017 facelift will see a release during coming festive season.
Similar to the JDM-spec model, the one coming to India will come with a host of cosmetic updates along with a new petrol powertrain and an automatic gearbox. Currently, the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross comes with two diesel engine options – a 89bhp, 1.3-litre DDiS and a 118bhp, 1.6-litre DDiS. 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. Similar to the current model, the facelifted S-Cross will be retailed via premium NEXA outlets in India. Read – Maruti Ciaz Facelift Coming Next Year
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 will introduce a mid-life facelift of the crossover. The Maruti S Cross 2017 facelift was first previewed at the Paris Motor Show previous year, followed by display at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show.
Speaking on sideline of the new Dzire launch, C.V.Raman, executive director – research and development, Maruti Suzuki India confirmed that the 2017 Maruti S Cross facelift will hit showrooms during this year’s festive season. To be more precise, the compact SUV might be rolled out in October or November 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|
In the Japanese market, the new S-Cross (SX4 S-Cross) comes with a starting price of 20,62,800 Yen (approx. Rs 12.6 lakh). In India, the compact SUV is currently available within the price range of Rs 8.07 lakh (for the DDiS 200 Sigma base variant) and Rs 12.03 lakh (for the top-spec DDiS 320 Alpha variant) ex-showroom, Delhi. Despite receiving multiple cosmetic and mechanical updates, the 2017 facelifted model is likely to be priced more or less similar to the current model. We expect that the prices of the 2017 Maruti S Cross facelift will fall in a vanity of Rs 8.5 lakh – Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom). If the S-Cross petrol comes to India, 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|
Suzuki offers the crossover with two ‘Boosterjet’ petrol engines in the European market. The compact SUV’s 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbo engine dishes out a top power of 112bhp and 170Nm of torque. The higher capacity 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder Boosterjet motor develops a maximum power of 140bhp and a peak torque of 220Nm. The compact SUV is also available with a 1.6-litres DDiS petrol engine that’s good for 120bhp and 320Nm. For performing transmission duties, the car gets a 6-speed manual & an automatic gearbox. The European model also gets all-wheel drive system – ALLGRIP.
On the other hand, the India-spec 2017 S-Cross will continue to come with the 1.3-litre DDiS and 1.6-litre diesel engines. The former makes a top power of 89bhp with 200Nm, the latter one generates 118bhp with 320Nm. Rumour also has it that the crossover might receive an all-new M15 1.5-litre petrol engine pushing 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
Packed with the M16A 1.6-litre petrol engine, the Japan-spec S-Cross facelift returns a claimed mileage of 16.2kmpl (FWD) and 15.2kmpl (AWD with new-gen ALLGRIP system). The India-spec 2017 Maruti S Cross will be as fuel economical as the current model as the engine setup will remain unchanged. The diesel model will deliver fuel efficiency of 23.65kmpl. If launched, the petrol version will give 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 newly-designed radiator grille with chrome finished vertical slats, projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, re-designed bumper, bigger airdam and slightly different hood.
Towards the sides, the facelifted S-Cross will look 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.
Minor design and feature updates will also be made inside the cabin. The car might receive 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 enhancing its premium 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.