India-bound 2017 Suzuki S-Cross shown at Sao Paulo Auto Show
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Priced from BRL 95,990 – BRL 115,990.
The highlight of Suzuki’s booth at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show was the 2017 Suzuki S-Cross, which has undergone a significant facelift. It is available in three variants: 4You (BRL 95,990), 4Style (BRL 109,990) and 4Style AllGrip (BRL 115,990).
The front-end looks quite different from the outgoing model, featuring a chrome-finished grille with vertical slats, projector headlamps with chrome details, cleaner bumper with a larger radiator grille, chrome accentuated foglamp enclosures, and updated taillamps with LED lighting.
Inside, the Brazil-spec Suzuki S-Cross does not get the piano black trim on the center console, which is seen in the Euro-spec model. Instead, Suzuki Brazil has fitted an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with buttons on either sides. Otherwise the design is largely identical to the outgoing model. Some of the features available in top variants include front and rear parking sensors, reverse camera, cruise control, six airbags, traction control (TCS) and stability control (ESP).
There are two engine options on offer: a 1.6L naturally aspirated four-cylinder 16V engine with 126 bhp and 16.7 lb.-ft. of torque, and the new 1.4 Boosterjet turbo petrol four-cylinder engine with 146 bhp and 23.5 lb.-ft. All variants are paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox as standard, while the ALLGRIP AWD system is only available in the 4Style grade.
The Maruti S-Cross facelift will hit the Indian market late next year.
2017 Suzuki S-Cross (facelift) – Image Gallery