It’s been over a year since Maruti Suzuki has kick-started its premium brand NEXA. S-cross, the offering from NEXA with quite impressive features noted decent sales soon after its launch. But overall the company has failed to gain expected response even after offering huge cash discounts on the car. In spite of selling over 3000 units soon after its launch, the average sales of the car remained 2200 units. The figures observed a downfall to 2,023 units in the earlier month.
It seems Maruti realized the need for a change and is coming up with a facelift of S-cross. Upcoming Suzuki S-Cross 2017 will get a new front profile and updated set of motor options along with it. The droopy look of the vehicle is done which provides a bolder look for new S-cross.
The front grille is served with a more high-end division and is lined in chrome fixtures. The headlights equipped with LED filaments are more distinguishable, while the tail lights remained with standard LED bulbs. The ground clearance at 180mm remains same.
The new cabin doesn’t have any notable changes and uses soft-touch materials and framing highlights for center control panel. A double sliding panoramic glass sunroof and some new fabric are added. The 2017 S-cross sport features like rear parking camera, satellite navigation, dual automatic climate control and front and rear parking proximity sensors.
Under the hood, the biggest change that can be observed is S-cross is going to follow footsteps of Baleno. S-cross 2017 will be the third one to pack a range of three Bossterjet engines options in the European market. 1.0 liter turbocharged engine produces the best horsepower of 111units and releases a torque of 170Nm. Another engine variant with 1.4-litre Boosterjet engine which delivers138bhp and releases a 220Nm torque. Finally, the top class which is already available in India with 1.6-litre diesel engine which punches out 118bhp and 320Nm of torque.
Another new addition comes with 1.3-litre diesel motor which churns 89bhp. Hopes this offer would be better if Suzuki introduces a petrol variant which also helps in expanding its portfolio. New S-cross 2017 comes with a four-mode all Grip system which allows S-cross to pass through rock, gravel, and mud. However, this version won’t be available in India.
The s-cross facelift is expected to hit Indian Showroom in the middle of 2017 with a new look and upgraded engine options.