Maruti Suzuki has been the most trusted automotive brand of India with its affordable, practical cars. When in 2015 they launched the S-Cross premium crossover in India, it generated mixed reaction from the automotive community. Aesthetically the car doesn’t look good, but it is practical. It is the first premium product from the Indo Japanese automaker offered through NEXA premium dealership network.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is based on the SX4 compact sedan, which was replaced by the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The compact SUV segment is one of the most popular and highly on demand segment in Indian automotive scenario. More over many customers are showing interest toward the premium cars now a days. This is why Maruti Suzuki brought the S-Cross to the scenario.
The car entered the market to take on other cars like Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta, Ford EcoSport and Nissan Terrano. Interestingly, at the time of significant back to back price hike from various automakers Maruti Suzuki has slashed the price of the S-Cross ranging between Rs. 40000 to Rs. 2.05 lakh depending on the variants.
Here’s everything you need to know about Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Price and Variants
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is available in dual engine options, a 1.6 litre DDiS 320 diesel and a 1.3 litre DDiS 200 diesel engine. The car is offered in four different trims – Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. While the DDiS 320 variant gets all the four trims, the DDiS 200 variant comes sans the Sigma trim. Sigma is the base variant, while the Alpha being the top end trim gets all the features, and therefore the highest price tag in the S-Cross lineup.
Here are the prices of the trims given below. (All ex showroom, New Delhi)
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Sigma 1.3 – Rs. 8.03 lakh
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Delta 1.3 – Rs. 8.75 lakh
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Zeta 1.3 LE – Rs. 9.55 lakh
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Zeta 1.3 – Rs. 9.88 lakh
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Delta 1.6 – Rs. 10.23 lakh
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Alpha 1.3 – Rs. 10.60 lakh
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Zeta 1.6 – Rs. 11.26 lakh
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Alpha 1.6 – Rs. 12.03 lakh
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Engine and Specifications
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross offers dual engine options, with one being the 1.6 litre DDiS 320 four cylinder DOHC diesel engine with displacement of 1598 cc. This engine is paired with a six speed manual transmission generating 120 PS peak power at 3750 rpm and 320 Nm of peak torque at 1750 rpm.
On the other hand the other variant gets a 1.3 litre DDiS 200 four cylinder DOHC diesel engine with displacement of 1248 cc, which gets mated to a five speed manual transmission and churns out 90 PS peak power at 4000 rpm and 200 Nm of peak torque at 1750 rpm. Both the variants come with 2WD mode only.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Mileage
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross DDiS 320 comes with a claimed fuel efficiency of 22.70 kmpl. On the other hand, the S-Cross DDiS 200 delivers a claimed fuel economy of 2365 kmpl.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Dimensions
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross gets a length of 4300 mm, 1765 mm of width, 1590 mm of height, and a wheelbase of 2600 mm. It sports a ground clearance of 180 mm. The five adult occupants seating capacitated premium crossover gets a boot space of 353 litres which can be expanded up to 810 litres. It comes with a turning radius of 5.2 metre and 48 litres of fuel tank capacity.
The DDiS 320 variant of S-Cross gets kerb weight between 1250 kg – 1275 kg, while the DDiS 200 variant gets a kerb weight between 1180 kg – 1205 kg.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Exterior
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross comes with lot of similarities with the SX4 compact sedan. Compare to the sedan the S-Cross gets 15 cm longer body. The car doesn’t boast a stylish fascia, but it is definitely practical. The front gets a dual chrome slat at the grille, HID projector headlamps, skid plate, fog lamps.
The side profile of the car sports sharp character lines, which along with the plastic body cladding, alloy wheels, and silver scuff plates make the car bold looking. The rear gets two part wraparound taillights, roof spoiler with high mounted stop lamp and skid plate. Maruti Suzuki has designed the car in such way, which makes the car appear capable for off roading tasks.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Interior and Features
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross gets a five occupant seating cabin, which is practical and stylish. The interior gets a multifunction steering wheel, dual analog dials and a digital display consisting instrument cluster. The hexagonal centre console gets a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system. The entire cabin dons a blackened theme, which is sporty. The front seats get an armrest at the middle, while the rear passengers also get an armrest which can be folded to afford the middle occupant at the rear.
The interior is quite spacious and comfortable for the rear occupants offering sufficient leg space and headroom. The 353 litres of boot space offer plenty of space for the luggage, and if you ask for more, you can expand it up to 810 litres with the rear seats folded.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Variant wise Features
The base variant gets interior features like front map lamp, TFT information display at the instrument cluster, 7 step illumination control, outside temperature display. On the safety front it gets Suzuki TECT body structure, disk brakes at both front and rear wheels, ABS, headlamp leveling, engine immobilizer, dual front airbags, front seat pre-tensioner seatbelt with force limiter, central locking keyless entry.
The Delta trim gets roof rails at exterior, while the interior sports illumination for luggage space, front foot well and glove box. On the safety front the car sports Anti theft security system, TECT body, disc brakes, reverser parking sensors. It also gets steering mounted audio and telephony controls, Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity, power windows, tilt steering.
The Zeta trim features most of the Delta characteristics with additional features like alloy wheels, headlamp leveling, fog lamps, auto dimming IRVM, rear wiper and washer along with demister, door speakers, smartphone app, voice command, rear centre armrest with cup holder, engine push start and stop button.
Being the top end trim this car sports all the features available in the other lower trims along with additional features like auto headlamps, leather upholstery, rain sensing auto wiper, cruise control system.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Safety Features
Maruti Suzuki has equipped the S-Cross with several safety features like dual front airbags, front seat pre-tensioner seat belts with force limiter, Suzuki TECT body structure to withstand major impact, engine immobilizer, ABS, reverse parking sensor with display.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Key Rivals
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross competes against other cars like Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta, Ford EcoSport, and Nissan Terrano.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Colours
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross comes in five different colours Urban Blue, Caffeine Brown, Granite Grey, Premium Silver and Pearl Arctic White.