Maruti S Cross 2017 Facelift
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
A top MSIL official, according to reports, has confirmed the launch the new model S Cross during the 2017 festive season. Read on to know about the upcoming new Maruti S Cross 2017 facelift launch date, price, specifications and other details.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross – Overview
Launched in August 2015, the S-Cross was the first product to be sold through Maruti’s Nexa sales channel. Owing to the lukewarm response it received, five months after its launch Maruti gave the S-Cross a massive price cut with the starting price coming down from Rs. 8.43 lakh to Rs. 7.79 lakh. The 1.6 L Diesel variants witnessed a price reduction of around 2 lakh Rupees. This helped push sales and the S-Cross has since managed to average around 2,000 units monthly. In February 2017, Maruti discontinued Delta and Zeta grades of 1.6 L DDiS 320 variant retaining just the top end Alpha trim. July 2016 saw the unveiling of the 2017 Suzuki S-Cross, which went on sale in the UK the following October. As of April 2017, MSIL had sold 50,000 units of the S-Cross.
Maruti S Cross 2017 Facelift Launch in India
|Model Name||Launch Date (expected)|
|2017 Maruti S Cross||Festive Season 2017 (October 2017)|
Camouflaged prototypes were spotted undergoing testing in Gurgaon close to Maruti’s manufacturing facility in Manesar, Haryana in May, signalling an imminent launch.
Maruti S Cross 2017 Facelift Price in India
|Variant||Ex-Showroom Price (Estimated)|
|Base Model||Rs. 8.00 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs. 12.00 lakh|
Media reports suggest Maruti is mulling launching the S-Cross with a 1.5 L Petrol engine, a move that will bring the starting price down. Here’s the full Maruti S-Cross price list for reference
|Variant Name||Ex-showroom Delhi Price|
|Maruti S Cross Sigma 1.3 L DDiS 200||Rs. 8.07 lakh|
|Maruti S Cross Delta 1.3 L DDiS 200||Rs. 8.79 lakh|
|Maruti S Cross Zeta 1.3 L DDiS 200||Rs. 9.92 lakh|
|Maruti S Cross Alpha 1.3 L DDiS 200||Rs. 10.64 lakh|
|Maruti S Cross Alpha 1.6 L DDiS 320||Rs. 12.04 lakh|
Rivals of the Maruti S-Cross include –
- Hyundai Creta
- Renault Duster
- Honda BR-V
Maruti S Cross 2017 Facelift Specifications
|2017 Maruti S-Cross 1.3 L Diesel Specifications|
|Engine||1.3 L DDiS 200|
|Claimed Mileage||23.65 KMPL|
The S-Cross is currently powered by Fiat sourced 1248 cc and 1598 cc Multijet diesel engines. There is no automatic transmission option on offer for now. In March 2017, reports emerged stating MSIL was considering the 1.4 L K14 and 1.0 L Boosterjet engines for the S-Cross. A few months later in June, another publication claimed the manufacturer was mulling the 1.5 L M15A petrol for the S-Cross. We will know more about the Maruti S Cross Petrol engine lineup and specifications closer to its launch. As is the case with the current car, the new model will give Suzuki’s ALLGRIP all-wheel drive system a miss for the Indian market.
|2017 Maruti S-Cross 1.6 L Diesel Specifications|
|Engine||1.6 L DDiS 320|
|Claimed Mileage||22.25 KMPL|
Maruti S Cross 2017 Facelift Mileage
|Variant||Claimed Overall Fuel Efficiency (current model)|
|1.3 DDiS 200 Diesel||23.65 KMPL|
|1.6 DDiS 320 Diesel||22.25 KMPL|
The table above lists the overall fuel consumption figures of the S-Cross as tested by ARAI. The launch of the facelift is unlikely to bring about any major change in those figures.
Maruti S Cross 2017 Facelift Images
Maruti S Cross 2017 Facelift Review of Design
The 2017 MY S-Cross was unveiled in July 2016. The new design is aimed at offering a stronger road presence, the lack of which is a major factor behind the S-Cross’ modest sales. It features heavy updates to the nose with more distinctive and upright front end styling. Up front, it gets new three-dimensionally contoured headlamps with HID projector units and DRLs. Accompanying the headlamps is a new upright ten-slat chrome grille. At the rear, it gets new LED rear combination lamps. Driving home the S-Cross’ crossover credentials are black protective skid plates and black wheel arch extensions. We have seen the new S-Cross in flesh and the styling updates help give it better presence than the current model.
Changes to the interior are very limited. There could be new seat upholstery on offer along with additions to the standard features list. There will also be an updated soft-touch dashboard pad. The Smartplay 7-inch touchscreen unit will be updated to support Android Auto in the factory spec.
Maruti S Cross 2017 Facelift Features
- New 10 slat chrome front grille
- New headlamps with LED DRLs
- Sharper dual tone front bumper
- Updated twin spoke 16-inch alloy wheel design
- Reprofiled LED glow pattern for tail lamps
- New upholstery
Maruti S Cross 2017 Facelift Dimensions
|Length x Width x Height||4300 x 1765 x 1590 mm|
|Kerb Weight||1180-1275 KG|
|Wheel Type and Size||206/60 R16 (16 inch alloys)|
|Boot Space||353 L|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||48 litres|
In terms of dimensions, the new model is identical to the one it will replace. Ground clearance of the Euro-spec model has gone up from 165 mm to 180 mm. However, the S-Cross sold in India already stands 180 mm from the ground.
Maruti S Cross 2017 Facelift Engine and Transmission Options
- 1.3 L DDiS200 Diesel with 5-speed Manual
- 1.6 L DDiS320 Diesel with 6-speed Automatic
- 1.0 L Boosterjet Petrol with 5-speed Manual (rumour)
- 1.5 L K14 Petrol with 5-speed Manual (rumour)
The declining difference between petrol and diesel fuel prices and Government’s recent crackdown on diesel cars have led to a rise in popularity of petrol engine cars. Plus, the introduction of petrol variants will help bring down the starting price of the S-Cross and open it to new customer bases. Also on the cards could be an automatic transmission option, which combined with the introduction of petrol variants will enable the S-Cross appeal to a wider audience. However, there is no concrete information confirming these claims.
Maruti S-Cross 2017 Preview
Product Name: Maruti S-Cross 2017 Facelift
Product Description: Maruti Suzuki's D2 Segment Crossover comes with two diesel engine options and rivals the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster.
2017 MY Maruti Suzuki S-Cross facelift features a new nose with new bumper, headlamps, and grille. Interior remains the same, however, there might be a few surprises under the bonnet.