Gets a first-in-segment dual-zone climate control system.
Below is a brief first look video at the Maruti S-Cross, from its unveiling at the IIFA Awards Ceremony last week.
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Some of the notable features seen on the India-spec S-Cross are a new dual-slat chrome grille, projector headlights with LED daytime running lights, foglights with chrome enclosures, alloy wheels, a smart entry system, turn indicators on the wing mirrors, and front, side and rear skid plates.
Inside, the S-Cross reveals a dual-zone climate control (first-in-segment), and cruise control buttons mounted on the steering wheel. It is further expected with Maruti's touchscreen SmartPlay infotainment system, rear AC vents, dual front airbags, ABS and EBD.
Powering the S-Cross in this video is a 1.6-liter DDiS diesel engine, likely a Fiat-sourced MultiJet unit, which on the European S-Cross produces 120 PS and 320 Nm of torque. Matched to a 6-speed manual transmission, Suzuki offers the S-Cross with a standard front wheel drive, and optional all-wheel drive with the AllGrip technology for the European market. It remains to be seen if this is extended to India though.
According to reports, the S-Cross will also get a 1.3-liter DDiS diesel engine (a Fiat-sourced MultiJet engine again) with a 5-speed manual transmission. The Duster-rivaling crossover is expected to launch in India next month.