The Maruti S-Cross saw a 44.4% increment in sales last fiscal (FY2017-18). The flagship crossover helped Maruti Suzuki attain leadership position in UV sales with a market share of 27.5% during that period.
The S-Cross had teething troubles in India when it landed in 2015, but last financial year was smooth sailing. In October 2017, Maruti Suzuki gave it a facelift, and the new model with better styling and new equipment was received very well by the market. During the same period, the Maruti Vitara Brezza and Maruti Ertiga’s sales jumped by 36.7% and 4.1% respectively.
Post the facelift, the Maruti S-Cross is available with the 1.3L DDiS 200 diesel engine and not the 1.6L DDiS 320 diesel engine, which was discontinued due to low demand. The 1.3L diesel engine produces 66 kW (90 PS) at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. A 5-speed manual transmission and the Smart Hybrid mild-hybrid system are standard in the crossover.
LED projector headlamps with LED DRL, 16-inch machined alloy wheels, LED rear combination lamps, leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, SmartPlay infotainment system with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and cruise control are some of the key features of the Maruti S-Cross. The Hyundai Creta rival is available in four grades, with prices starting at INR 8,61,512 (ex-showroom Delhi).