The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is a premium crossover that is sold through the NEXA retail chain. The car is powered by two diesel engines, a 1.3 L and 1.6 L unit. Power and torque generated by the 1.3 L motor is rated at 88.5 hp at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm at 1,750 rpm. The 1.6 L DDIS 320 diesel produces 118 hp at 3,750 rpm and 320 Nm at 1,750 rpm. Claimed fuel efficiency of the DDIS 200 S-Cross is 23.65 km/l while the larger 1.6 L diesel crossover delivers 22.25 km/l under standard test conditions. Unlike most Maruti cars, the S-Cross has disc brakes all around to stop the vehicle. The S-Cross can seat four adults with ease and there is ample legroom for all occupants.
Powerful DDIS 320 diesel engine is responsive and fun to drive
Touchscreen infotainment system with steering mounted audio and bluetooth controls as well as Apple CarPlay mirrorlink is easy to use.
Dual front airbags and ABS are standard across the variants
The design of the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is quirky and bears familiarity with the SX4 sedan. That said, the S-Cross measures 4,300 mm in length, 1,765 mm in width and 1,590 mm in height, which gives the crossover acceptable road presence. The 205/60 section 16-inch wheels offer good grip and suit the car well. Turning radius of the S-Cross is at 5.2 metres which makes it manoeuvrable even while parking in tight spots.
On the inside, the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross comes with an all-black interior and is well-equipped. It comes with a touchscreen unit that comes with Bluetooth connectivity on most of the variants of the crossover. This infotainment unit has steering mounted audio and phone controls as well as Apple CarPlay that mirrors the user's iPhone screen on the infotainment unit. There is ample headroom and legroom in the vehicle and it can seat four adults comfortably. Wide opening doors also make getting in and out easy. There are a number of cubby holes to keep small objects in both rows as well.
Powering the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross are two diesel engines , a 1,248 cc DDIS200 and the 1,598 cc DDIS320. The smaller engine generates 88.5 hp power at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm, while the larger motor produces 118 hp at 3.750 rpm and 320 Nm at 1,750 rpm. Both engines are responsive and have ample power across the rev range.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross has two manual transmission options - a 5-speed for the DDIS200 and a 6-speed DDIS320 engines. Both gearboxes offer seamless gearshifts and feature well-tuned gear ratios.
In terms of safety, all variants of the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross come with ABS and dual front airbags as standard equipment. For improved braking performance, the S-Cross also comes with disc brakes on all four wheels.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross has a claimed fuel efficiency of 23.65 km/l for the DDIS200 engine and 22.25 km/l for the DDIS320, which is reasonable considering the former has a maximum kerb weight of 1,205 kg and the latter weighs 1,275 kg