Maruti’s next product update will be the 2017 version of its crossover – S-Cross. Launched in 2015, the Maruti S-Cross was the first product to be sold through the Nexa range of dealerships. The 2017 version of the S-Cross will be a facelift. The 2017 Maruti S-Cross will be coming with some cosmetic changes and some additional features too. It is expected to get a new petrol engine as well. What does the 2017 Maruti S-Cross have on offer? Read our preview to know more.
We expect the 2017 Maruti S-Cross to be launched by late 2017. This could even be pushed to early 2018. The S-Cross isn’t very old product in India yet and Maruti will not want to make changes so early on it.
|Variant||Price (on-road, Delhi)|
|Base petrol||INR 9.5 lakhs|
|Top diesel||INR 13.5 lakhs|
There won’t be a major change in the pricing of the 2017 S-Cross. In fact, the price will see a reduction as a new 1.5-litre petrol engine shall be introduced. This will be more powerful than the existing 1.3-litre diesel engine.
- New front grille
- Restyled bumpers
- New headlamps
- LED DRLs
- New taillamps
- New alloy wheels
- New touchscreen audio
- Android Auto / Apple Car Play
- New seat fabric
- Revised instrument cluster
- Dual airbags
- ABS with EBD
- Reverse parking sensors
The 2017 Maruti S-Cross gets an updated styling. It looks different from the other products due to the front grille, This will differentiate it from other Maruti. The headlamps have new LED. The front bumper design is new too. Moving to the rear, most of the bits are the same. The side profile remains unchanged. Only change are the new design for the alloy wheels.
The interiors of the 2017 Maruti S-Cross will mostly be the same, with very little changes. There be a minor change in the interior colours also. The instrument cluster is another element that could be replaced. The S-Cross facelift will get some additional features like MirrorLink and Android Auto as well. The S-Cross facelift won’t get any other changes. The space on the inside shall remain the same and even the boot space too. We doubt if seat heating will be introduced for India, though it will get dual airbags and ABS as a standard feature for all the variants.
The 2017 Maruti S-Cross will have the same 1.6-litre and 1.3-litre diesel engine options. This time that Maruti Suzuki is considering a 1.5-litre petrol engine too. The company has already launched it in South-East Asia. It will be coming to the Indian car market too. The S-Cross petrol will be a lot more affordable and a better option for those who do not travel too much. The demand for petrol powered cars are on the rise as well.
The facelift will come to India not before 2017. The S-Cross in India has a lot of chrome on it and the interiors are fairly similar on the car in the images and the Indian S-Cross. A new BoosterJet engine will be made available for the European market, but not for India at the moment.
|1.3-litre diesel||15 km/l|
|1.6-litre diesel||14 km/l|
|1.5-litre petrol||12 km/l|
The diesel engines on the 2017 Maruti S-Cross are highly fuel-efficient. This will mean that the mileage of the 1.3-litre diesel should be about 15 km/l, while the 1.6-litre diesel should return about 14 km/l. On the other hand, the petrol engine being a 1.5-litre should have an efficiency of 11 km/l in the city. We highly doubt if the BoosterJet engine will make it into India anytime soon.
There isn’t any direct competition to the 2017 Maruti S-Cross . However, in terms of pricing it competes with the Hyundai Creta, Nissan Terrano, Renault Duster, Mahindra Scorpio and the Tata Safari Storme.
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