The 2017 Maruti S-Cross will be launching very soon. This is another Crossover from Maruti, which was launched before the popular Vitara Brezza. The S-Cross is a premium vehicle as compared to the Brezza and offers best of both worlds, which is a car like feel with a high ground clearance and good utility. The 2017 Maruti S-Cross is a facelift so the changes of this vehicle will be minimal. We were the first to bring you the news about the 1.6-litre engine being discontinued in the S-Cross facelift. This vehicle will only come with the 1.3-litre diesel engine.
There are afew changes that S-Cross will be getting, howvwer, they are purely cosmetic in nature. The exteriors are upgraded mainly. This includes a new front fascia. The changes on the inside are not too many. Performance lover will now be a bit disappointed as the more powerful 1.6-litre version will not make it in the facelift.
The Maruti S-Cross had earned itself an expensive car tag due the high price of the 1.6-litre version. This was one of the reasons for the vehicle to clock luke warm sales numbers. This was the first vehicle to be sold from the Nexa showrooms. Now with Nexa getting more popular and spreading wide, there is a chance that the S-Cross facelift will do better than before.
2017 Maruti S-Cross Facelift Launch Date
The 2017 Maruti S-Cross Facelift will be launched by this month end, which is very soon. The S-Cross is relatively a new product in India and hence there will not be many changes on this vehicle. The launch is on 27th September.
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2017 Maruti S-Cross facelift Video Review
2017 Maruti S-Cross Facelift Price in India
Maruti S-Cross facelift Price
|Variant||Price (on-road, Delhi)|
|Base petrol||₹ 9.5 lakhs|
|Top diesel||₹ 13.5 lakhs|
The 2017 S-Cross facelift will not see any major change in its pricing. In fact, the price will see a reduction as a new 1.5-litre petrol engine is likely to be introduced. This will be more powerful than the existing 1.3-litre diesel engine.
2017 Maruti S-Cross Specifications
The specs of the S-Cross will see a change here this time. The 2017 Maruti S-Cross will get a 1.3-litre diesel engine only. The engines develops 90bhp of power and 200Nm of maximum torque. A five-speed manual transmission does duty alongwith. The 1.6-litre diesel engine will be discontinued. Reason for that being, high price tag and low penetration amongst buyers. Maruti had been importing this engine directly from Fiat in Europe, hence it was expensive. So those looking at performance will miss out on this engine. Maruti wants to focus more on mass buyers rather than enthusiasts. The single engine option will help the company curtail costs too.
The 1.5-litre petrol engine, which was rumoured to come is also out of the race. This engine will not be launched anytime soon. The 1.3-litre engine will be the only engine for the S-Cross. This is more of a cruiser engine and is ideal for decent performance and good driveability. for spirited driving, however, one has to make constant gearshifts.
2017 Maruti S-Cross Mileage
The 1.3-litre diesel engine returns about 13km/l in the city and about 17km/l on the highway. As per the ARAI figures, the S-Cross returns 25km/l. Howver, in real driving conditions that is hard to achieve.This Fiat sourced engine is very frugal and Maruti has mastered how to extract the best possible performance and mileage from this engine. An SHVS on this engine is not likely to come, as the new tax regulations would make it unviable now.
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2017 Maruti S-Cross Features
- New front grille
- Restyled bumpers
- Projector headlamps
- LED DRLs
- New taillamps
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- Android Auto / Apple Car Play
- New seat fabric
- Revised instrument cluster
- Push start and stop
- Reverse camera
- Steering mounted audio controls
- Keyless entry
- Dual airbags
- ABS with EBD
- Reverse parking sensors
2017 Maruti S-Cross Design
The new Maruti S-Cross 2017 gets a new front look . The new front grille looks premium, and resembles the BMW X1 to an extent. The S-Cross does look good and it has a lot of bits that do stand out. With the new fascia, it looks more attractive now. The new hood design makes it look bigger. The headlamps also get a change and there are projectors this time. This is one of the fastest facelift Maruti has ever given to any of its products and we reckon this should help. The global S-Cross got its update and it was due for India anyways.
The side remains unchanged. However, the alloy wheels are new this time. The rear is simlar to what it was earlier. Its is mostly the front end that looks different now. The projector headlamps get daytime running LEDs on this new version too. The headlamps look more exquisite. There shall be some new colours also on offer. The new hood makes it look somewhat different and more appealing, we have to wait and watch how it seems in the real world.
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2017 Maruti S-Cross Interiors
The interiors remain largely the same. The dashboard layout is unchanged. The 2017 Maruti S-Cross shall have more features, though on offer this time. The steering wheel remains the same with the S-Cross, the instrument cluster also remains unchanged. The large touchscreen system will be there and this will come with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation and reverse camera too will be there. Climate control will continue to be offered on the S-Cross.
Safety features like Dual airbags and ABS will be offered as standard. Most Maruti vehicles are now following this benchmark. The interior space remains the same as earlier. The front seats have than sufficient space and the passengers remain comfortable. The second row is also quite spacious and offers generous leg room, even for tall passengers. Three people can sit comfortably. The boot size too is sufficient enough. The S-Cross shall get features like automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers and reverse sensors. Then it will also have push start and stop and even keyless entry. There shall even be rear AC vents on offer as well, which adds to the comfort of the rear passengers.
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2017 Maruti S-Cross Colours
Maruti will be getting a couple of new colours for the 2017 Maruti S-Cross . There is the new Nexa Blue on offer. Other than these, there will be the regular whites, silvers and greys.
2017 Maruti S-Cross Variants
There will be variants available on the Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. These will be the same variants that will continue on the S-Cross facelift.
2017 Maruti S-Cross Competition
The 2017 Maruti S-Cross doesn’t have any direct rival as such . However, iwhen it comes to price, it competes with the Hyundai Creta, Nissan Terrano, Renault Duster, Mahindra Scorpio and the Tata Safari Storme. The other competing products will be the Tata Nexon, Honda WR-V, Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Ford Ecosport. The new Renault Captur will also have some price overlap with the S-Cross. This vehicle is expected to position itself between these two sub-segments and create an identity of its own.
2017 Maruti S-Cross facelilft
Maruti S-Cross 2017 will offer be one of the most feature loaded car in this segment. There won’t be anything new on offer especially in features.
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New Hyundai Santro 2018 – Launched, prices start at Rs 3,89,900
The all-new Hyundai Santro has been launched finally. We were the first to confirm the name and price of the car! The price stands at Rs 3,89,900. The car has been made on a brand new platform K1Plus. The car has gotten bigger wider and the tall boy trait of the car has been exploited and is been made a big part of cars selling point. This is big news and the New Hyundai Santro 2018 will undercut the competition and make the them them scared.To know more about the all new Santro please scroll down now.
The Santro name is legendary. Hyundai’s first car in India and the first one that tasted major success was the Santro. This iconic car was discontinued in 2014. The car broke the market majority of Maruti and ushered in a new set of buyers. A new set of Hyundai owners were born. The comeback of the Santro is a big step for Hyundai. The brand will be once again selling the marquee that made the company popular. It will be a good move and will attract a lot of older buyers.
The New Hyundai Santro 2018 is a new generation model. It will get a revised version of the Epsilon 4 cylinder engine that powered the original Santro. There will also be an option of AMT for the first time. We had revealed this earlier and now it is being confirmed from other sources as well.
We had revealed almost 2 years back that the new Hyundai Santro 2018 will see a launch this year. Hyundai is celebrating 20 years of presence in India. Santro was the car that was launched first by the Korean company.
New Hyundai Santro 2018
A great volume churner for Hyundai. Will complete the compact hatchback line up.
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Honda WRV crosses 50,000 sales mark
Honda WR-V seems to be the next big thing for the brand. We share a detailed review
The Honda WRV has been one of the best sellers from the Japanese manufacturer. The crossover has sold more than 50,000 units, thereby becoming one of the most important products for the company. Honda WRV clocked 37,031 units last financial year and the company says that the crossover accounts for 28% of its sales. Honda WRV was conceived in India and is the first Honda product to have extensive R&D work carried out in India. This is therefore an important milestone for the company. As per Honda, 80% of the sales come for the top-of the line VX variant and only 20% were in the entry-level S variant. We have in past also pointed out that surprisingly, one of the key factors for high sales of WRV in its category has been the offering of a sunroof.
The Honda Jazz was not as big a hit as the WRV. Clearly the WRV has bettered its competition on many counts. Honda WRV is one of the best sellers in its segment which comprises of the Ford Ecosport, Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon. This is a compact SUV that is based on the Jazz and has a lot of similarity to the hatchback.
The exterior might not say that, and it looks like a totally different vehicle. The interiors are where there is a lot of similarity. This SUV is under 4 metres too. There are more features on offer too. The engines available are the 1.2-litre petrol with a five-speed manual and a 1.5-litre diesel with a six-speed manual. The Honda WRV offers a lot more features. In terms of space it is the same like the Jazz. There is no differentiating factor there. Should you consider buying this new compact SUV? Or look at something else?
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New Honda Civic 2018 unveiled at 2018 Auto Expo, coming by mid-2019
The Honda Civic 2018 India was here at the 2018 Auto Expo. This is the new vehicle that will be making its way into the Indian market. The new Honda Civic is based on a new platform and the brand will be making a comeback into the Indian car market once again. This was the biggest competition to the Toyota Corolla Altis and it will this time come back with a diesel engine as well.
This time around, it will look stylish, offer more features and at the same time will have good enough performance too. Honda Cars India is considering introducing this new sedan in the Indian car market once again. This time they do have a 1.5-litre diesel engine and they are working on getting a 1.6-litre diesel engine too. There will be the new-generation CR-V that will be locally manufactured with the new diesel engine too. Honda is looking at expanding its India base with more premium vehicles and the Civic is certainly the first of the lot.
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Volkswagen Ameo available with a discount of INR 60,000
The Volkswagen Ameo is being offered with a discount for INR 60,000 in Mumbai. This offer is for a limited period only. After discount, the Ameo becomes even better value for money. The Ameo is based on the Polo hatchback. Volkswagen Ameo is the compact sedan from the German car major. It challenges the compact sedan segment players in a strong way. Read further for our review of the Volkswagen Ameo, to find out how good it is.
Honda 150cc scooter launch in 10 days -EXCLUSIVE
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Honda Navi Review
One of the most common questions asked is – Honda Navi ? What is this? A scooter or a bike? This has been a question that many have been asking. Navi has been designed to appeal to the teenagers and youngsters. It is based on the Activa platform and shares the same engine too. Once, you have just got themselves their riding license. This one is for them. Scooters are more practical and dull for most of the teenagers. This is trendy, comes in bright colours, stylish design and looks like a bike. What does this new two-wheeler have on offer? The Honda Navi had won our ‘Innovation of the Year’ Award in 2016. We ride the new Navi for a good 500 kilometres to tell you if it is really fun?
It just fun!
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Jaguar I-PACE to be unveiled in Detroit – WORLD EXCLUSIVE
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7-seater Renault Grand Duster in the making
Renault is working on the 7 Seater Grand Duster. This SUV is being tested in Europe and it will be sold under Dacia brand. It will also get Renault badging wherever required. The French automaker is making a five and even seven seater versions. The Grand Duster will be a seven seater. So what does the new Grand Duster have in it? Does it pack in more features? We share our detailed preview on the new upcoming seven seater Renault Grand Duster.
New Maruti Alto coming in 2018, codename Y1K
The new Maruti Alto 2018 has begun testing in India. Maruti Suzuki will not want to waste any time and get the new generation to India. The new Alto 2018 will be bigger, spacious, powerful, fuel efficient and a lot more feature loaded too. We share our detailed information on the new Alto 2018. Maruti is working on a new project called Y1K, this will make the new Alto look like a crossover.
2016 Jaguar XF launched for INR 55 lakhs (on-road, Delhi)
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Nissan launches freshened Micra CVT
Nissan India has introduced the freshened Micra hatchback with a new “Sunshine Orange” exterior colour together with an all-black sporty interior. These new options are available across the Nissan Micra range including Micra Active versions. The CVT is priced at INR 6.60 lakhs (on-road, Delhi).
Renault Kwid Racer coming in 2017
Renault has plans to make more variants of the Kwid, which will be mostly accessories versions to add some more advantages for the brand, confirms one of our sources. There will get two new variants at least, one will be Renault Kwid Racer, which will be getting some sporty characteristics for the youth. Then there will be a Renault Kwid Climber, which will be of a off-roader, camping kind of a vehicle. These were showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. Now, these will become reality as well.
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