Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Price, Specification, Features, Launch Date, And Mileage

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Review

Overview

 

The premium vehicle segment in India is growing on an alarming rate, with people preferring spending a few more rupees for better, safe and well-equipped cars. The introduction of new technologies into the automobile market has increased the competition between various brands for a better price for a premium feature on their car. Maruti Suzuki has also entered the segment with their premium crossover, the S-Cross. Priced from INR 8,34,000 for the DDiS200 and INR 11,99,000 for the DDiS320, the S-Cross is surely something new from the manufacturer.

QUICK FACTS
Variant Name Maruti Suzuki S-cross Alpha 1.6
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Displacement 1598 cc
No. of Gears 6
Transmission Type Manual
Mileage (ARAI) 22.7 kmpl
Body Type Crossover
Official Tagline The Premium Crossover
Current Status Discontinued

The car is said to be an exception of the Maruti Suzuki’s traditional point of view for Indian cars which makes it an attractive product with a bunch of new things we never had from the company. The only factor which makes it shine lesser than usual is the launch of Honda Jazz and Hyundai Creta before its entry into the Indian market, which surely will decrease the numbers. Let’s see what it has to offer above all the others present on the battlefield.

Exterior

The design of the S-Cross stays the same as its international version. It clearly shows the evolution of the first generation of SX4 sedan and feels quite easy on the aggression point of view of the current crossovers. The front houses a not so good and not so bad looking twin lined chrome grill.

Truly saying, the fog lamp outlines are better looking than the headlight’s LED light design and the skid plate suits the smooth looking cladding on the front. The headlight seems odd at the current time, with the other brands having much sharp and smart approach to the lights. The hood looks flat and overall looks are just average. Rear lights are impressive when compared to the other designing on the car. If looks are your preference, you won’t be satisfied for sure.

Interior

The best part from Maruti Suzuki comes under this section of the car. The best interior which could have been provided by Maruti Suzuki till date comes in the S-Cross. The leather-full approach would be appreciated by most of its customers and the premium word starts fulfilling its definition as soon as you enter the car. From your first look to the last, the car seems to be fully loaded with technology on each phase.

Old Maruti Suzuki fellows may also get mistaken as if it’s really a Maruti, but the Suzuki symbol proudly rests on the center of the leather bathed steering wheel, making us remember that the times have changed. Everything has been automated by the company, defining the premium tag they have given to its car. Black is all around with the highest trim, making it the best looking interior from Maruti Suzuki.

Technical Specification Of Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

EXTERIOR FEATURES
Chrome Front Grille
 Yes
Skid Plates Yes (Silver Skid Plates)
Body Coloured Door Handles
 Yes
B Pillar Black Out Tape
 Yes
Rear Garnish
 Yes
Roof Rails Yes (Silver)
Chrome Door Handles
 Yes
INTERIOR FEATURES
AC Louver Knobs Yes (Chrome Finish on AC Louver Knobs)
Leather Steering and Gear knob Yes (Leather Steering)
Illumination Control Yes (7 Step Illumination Control)
Outside Air Temperature Display
 Yes
Door Centre trim and door armrest Yes (Door Armrest in PVC)
Map Pockets Yes (Door Trim 1000 ml Bottle Holder)
lluminated Glovebox
 Yes
Sunglass Holder
 Yes
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
Front Seatbelt Pre-Tensioner Yes (With Front Seatbelt Force Limiter)
Airbags Driver & Co-driver
Rear View Camera
 Yes
Front Seat Belts Yes (Shoulder Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts)
Seatbelt Reminder Yes (Driver Side with Lamp & Buzzer)
Parking Sensors Yes (Reverse with Display & Camera)
Dual Horns
 Yes
BRAKING & TRACTION
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
 Yes
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
 Yes
LOCKS & SECURITY
Engine Immobilizer
 Yes
Anti-theft Alarm
 Yes
Smart Key
 Yes
Child-Protection Door Locks
 Yes
Central Locking
 Yes
INSTRUMENTATION
Average Fuel Consumption
 Yes
Trip Distance
 Yes
LIGHTING
Split Rear Combination Lamps
 Yes
Position Lamps
 Yes
Head Light Yes (Auto Headlamp)
Projector Headlamps Yes (HID Projector headlamps)
Front Fog Lights
 Yes
Headlight Leveller
 Yes
ORVM Turn Indicators Yes (Electrically Adjustable and Foldable)
INFOTAINMENT
Music System Yes (Smartplay Infotainment System & audio Remote Control)
Number of Speakers 4
Tweeters 2
AUX Compatibility
 Yes
MP3 Playback
 Yes
USB Compatibility
 Yes
CD Player
 Yes
iPod Compatibility
 Yes
GPS Navigation System
 Yes
Voice Recognition
 Yes
Bluetooth Compatibility
 Yes
SEATS & UPHOLSTERY
Front Centre Armrest Yes (Sliding front centre armrest with storage)
Front Seat Back Pockets
 Yes
Leather Seats
 Yes
Rear Centre Armrest Yes (with Cup holder)
Driver Seat Adjustment  Yes

Instrument Console

The console on the new S-Cross features technology loaded analog and digital cluster. The left side has the tachometer, with a small analog temperature whereas the right comes with a speedometer with the fuel gauge. The needle magic has been improved with the blue lining around the circles, making it much more attractive than before. The center houses a display, which comes with multiple information modes like instant fuel economy, average fuel economy, trip distance, odometer, clock and outside temperature. Both the engines being diesel powered to make the console same for both the variants.

Infotainment System

The part where Maruti Suzuki lacked the most seems to be a strong part of their premium S-Cross. The car features a fully touchscreen Smartplay infotainment system which comes with a 6-speaker system on the new S-Cross. The unit features touch-sensitive buttons on both of its sides for volume, power, settings, and home. The unit also comes with navigation, AUX, USB and smartphone integration. A full utility package is guaranteed by Maruti Suzuki with their premium cars and S-Cross has started a new way of life.

Engine & Performance

The S-Cross is offered in two different engine sizes, named as the DDiS 200 and DDiS 320. Both the numbers denote the torque figure developed by the respective engines. The first one is the 1.3-liter familiar diesel motor found in every Suzuki diesel car in India. The motor produces 88.8 BHP @ 4000 rpm and 200 NM @ 1750 rpm.

The engine is mated to the traditional 5-speed manual gearbox. The second engine is again a Fiat-sourced motor, 1.6 L with 118 BHP and 320 NM of torque. This version comes with a six-speed manual gearbox. The AWD and automatic gearbox option have not been mentioned by Maruti Suzuki. Both the engines are trusted units with a lot of practicality as both returns a company claimed mileage of above 20 kmpl.

Comfort

The comfort of the passengers has been counted first by the company this time. The car features fully automatic temperature control for better rides in all weather conditions. It comes with a lot of legroom, which has been missing in most of the Maruti Suzuki offerings till date. Ingress and Egress are very easy for the new S-Cross, raising its practical abilities.

The electrically fold-able and adjustable outside mirrors add to the charm with its all-electric windows. The car comes with rear wiper and washer, with defogger for ease in rainy seasons. All the features have been integrated into the steering wheel and the S-Cross also features cruise control for better and comfortable riding. The armrests for both the seats make it feel premium and this time, the list has been improved very effectively by the company.

Safety

The safety factor gets an update too this time. The car comes with front and rear disc brakes for better braking and enhanced safety is added by the provision of ABS to it. S-Cross comes with dual front airbags for improved safety in the times of collision. The parking sensors and reverse parking camera make it easy to maneuver in tight spaces and better 205/60-16 tires have been provided for a better grip on the road. These features add up to the peace of mind of passengers and the car proves its practicality once again.

Variants and Shades

The car comes with a new naming strategy from Maruti Suzuki, naming the vehicle as Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha instead of the LDi, VDi, and ZDi. The new S-Cross comes in 8 variants, with 5 belonging to the DDiS 200 family and 3 to the DDiS 320 family. Sigma model comes with a Sigma (O) model also, both of which are available in the 1.3 L engine variant only. The shades available in the premium crossover are Blue, Grey, Silver, Brown, and White. The cladding remains common on all the shades.

Ex-showroom Price

The new S-Cross is starting from INR 8,34,000 and go a long way up to INR 13,74,000 out of which the DDiS320 engine starts at INR 11,99,000. The top variant of the 320 families (Alpha) is the most performance and feature loaded version of the car with the 200 Alpha being the most economical and feature loaded option. The car has made its way on the5th August 2015. It will be only available through Nexa showrooms, making its availability limited to certain points of sale initially.

Other Technical Specification Of Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Description 1598cc, 4-cylinder, DOHC, DDiS 320
Maximum Power 118 BHP @ 3750 RPM
Maximum Torque 320 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Bore x Stroke 79.5 x 80.5 mm
Drivetrain 2WD
Emission Standard BS IV
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Top Speed (KMPH) 210
Mileage (Combined) 14 kmpl (approx.)
Mileage (City) 18 kmpl (approx.)
Mileage (Highway) 20 kmpl (approx.)
0-100 kmph 11.3 seconds
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 4300 mm
Overall Width 1765 mm
Overall Height 1590 mm
Wheelbase 2600 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm
Kerb Weight 1250-1275 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight 1740 kg
Turning Radius 5.2 meters
Front Track 1535 mm
Rear Track 1505 mm
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 5
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 5 Doors
Boot Space 353 liters
Boot Space (Folded Rear Seats) 810 liters
Fuel Tank Capacity 48 liters
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brakes Ventilated Disc
Rear Brakes Solid Disc
Front Suspension McPherson Strut with coil spring
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam with coil spring
Parking Brakes Yes (Chrome-Tipped Parking Brake Lever)
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 205/60 R16
Rear Tyre 205/60 R16
Alloy Wheels
 Yes
Spare Wheel
 Yes
Tubeless Tyres
 Yes
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Key In Reminder
 Yes
Luggage Lamp Yes (Luggage Room Illumination)
Reading Lamp Yes (Front Map Lamp)
Steering Mounted Controls Yes (Audio Control)
Steering Mounted Calling Controls
 Yes
Cabin Filter Yes (Dust & Pollen Filter)
Rear AC Vents
 Yes
Remote Fuel Filler
 Yes
Vanity mirror Yes (Driver & Co-Driver side with vanity mirror lamps)
Rear Parcel Shelf Yes (Dual Side Operable Parcel Tray)
Air Conditioner Automatic
Glove Box Damper
 Yes
Rear Seat (Split) 60:40 split rear seats
Keyless Entry
 Yes
Power Steering Tilt & Telescopic
Rear Defogger
 Yes
Engine Start/Stop Button
 Yes
Rear Washer & Wiper
 Yes
Cruise Control
 Yes
Audible Headlight-on Reminder
 Yes
Clutch Foot Rest
 Yes
Rain-Sensing Wipers Yes (Rain Sensing Auto Wiper)
Power Windows Yes (Driver Side Auto UP/DOWN Window with anti Pinch)
Remote Boot Release
 Yes
Accessory Socket Yes (Front & Luggage Room Accessory Socket)
Sliding and Reclining 2nd Row of Seats
 Yes
MID (Multi Information Display) Yes (TFT Information Display)

Source: autos.maxabout.

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