It’s official the, facelifted Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, will hit showrooms across the country ahead of this upcoming festive season. Bookings have already begun and can be made online or at a Maruti Showroom near you. Although we’d put our money on it launching on the 28th of September. The S-Cross gets an updated design, with a more upright stance than the previous car, sculpted lines on the hood and asleep headlamp. The new S-Cross gets LED projector headlamps and daylight running lamps. It will be available in the four Nexa-style trims Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha, and be available in Nexa Blue (which is the new Nexa specific colour replacing the Urban Blue shade), Pearl Arctic White, Cafiene brown, Premium Silver and Granite Grey. Ignore the first set of words if you don’t have time to decipher company hyperbole.
The chrome grill on the new S-Cross gets the Suzuki logo also in chrome, adding that premium distinctive touch to what was otherwise a very well executed design on the S-Cross. The S-Cross gets wider profile 215/60 R16 tyres, possibly to address the torque steer issue, coupled with two-tone machine cut alloys.
The interiors will also get a touch up with satin chrome accent finish, a soft touch dashboard and well-coordinated seat fabric designs, if only we knew what that means. In terms of tech the S-Cross carries forward the old-car’s unit with the addition of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The rest remains almost entirely the same. The big news as we had earlier suspect is the missing 1.6 litre engine, and the 1300 cc fiat sourced diesel that will now get Maruti’s SHVS technology, mild hybrid technology. The Smart Hybrid technology will add, idle-start-stop, torque assist, brake energy regeneration and a gearshift indicator. Now the S-Cross got a mixed reaction from Indian customers, the older model selling only 53,000 units in its innings, a small number for a Maruti Suzuki. With this renewed touch up and the addition of SHVS the S-Cross should now make a deeper indent into the market than it’s predecessor. Bookings for the S-Cross will start at 11,000 rupees at all Nexa dealerships across the country.