Maruti Suzuki's first premium product that went on sale via Nexa dealerships the S-Cross is set for a makeover in 2017. Suzuki, the Japanese parent of Maruti Suzuki, unveiled the new version for global markets at the Paris motor show earlier this year. The India-spec will also get similar updates, while the new addition will be a petrol powered version.
The new S-cross for the global markets was unveiled with 1.4-litre Boosterjet petrol engine with four-wheel drive (4WD). However, the India spec is rumored to get the 1.4-litre K-Series petrol engine that does duty in the Ciaz. The diesel options will be carrying over 1.3-litre and 1.6-litre diesel units. The 1.3-litre diesel motor churns out 89bhp power and 200Nm torque and 1.6-litre diesel engine is tuned to pump out 118bhp and 320Nm.
On the design, the changes are subjective. The new face gets a re-styled front bumper and a larger radiator grille. The chrome grille with vertical slats is flanked by the new projector headlamps. The headlamp unit also comes with integrated daytime running lamps. While the side profile of the S-Cross remains untouched, the rear features slightly redesigned tail lamps and bumper. On the inside, the basic layout has been left largely unchanged. It gets features like new instrument cluster dials with MID and new seat upholstery with contrast stitching.
The new version of the S-Cross will come with features such as parking camera, Maruti's Smartplay infotainment system, automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, auto climate control, cruise control. Similar to the existing version, the new S-Cross will be sold via Maruti Suzuki's premium dealership range, the Nexa.