Earlier, it was being speculated that Maruti Suzuki would launch the S-Cross facelift in the first week of October, but now the homegrown car manufacturer will launch the facelifted version on September 28. The new S-Cross Facelift would come with company’s SHVS mild-hybrid system with the 1.3-litre motor and this time it won’t get a 1.6-litre engine option.
Exterior wise, the new car would come with some cosmetic updates to its front fascia with a new grille, a redesigned bumper below and new projector headlamps. The creased-up lines on the hood seems to add some more styling along with the new set of alloy wheels. While the side profile and the rear end has not received any significant changes. Inside, the new S-Cross would get new interior colour combinations, upholstery with contrast stitching, new trim options for the dashboard and updated instrument cluster dials with a new MID. While the range topping variant will come packed projector headlamps with LED and black inserts and other lower variants would get HID projector headlamps. Speaking of the equipment, we can expect it to come with SmartPlay infotainment system, parking camera, auto climate control, rain sensing wipers, cruise control, to name a few.
As mentioned earlier, the S-Cross facelift would 1.3-litre diesel option only. Though, it was expected that Maruti Suzuki could introduce the 1.4-litre Boosterjet engine with this model, but there are still no updates regarding the same. The 1.3-litre diesel mill would come with SHVS mild-hybrid system, that would increase the fuel efficiency by seven percent according to Maruti.
Though, the price of the 2017 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is likely to rise due to government’s withdrawal of all hybrid incentives under the GST guideline. Not only that, the recent addition in cess on larger cars will also drive up the prices of the new S-Cross.