Maruti Suzuki is getting ready for the launch of the S-Cross, the revamped version of its crossover, approximately this year’s Diwali. Maruti’s S-Cross was launched in 2015 and was the company’s first car to be in the Nexa range of showrooms.
At 2016 Paris Motor Show, Suzuki revealed its updated S-Cross. Apart from a fresh chrome front grille, it also enjoys a redesigned bumper that has a huge radiator grille. In addition, the vehicle is provided with projector lamps that are expected to be available in the top-end variant only. The lamps are upgraded by LED DRLs (daytime running lamps). At the back, the tail lamps are also redesigned and now enjoy LED treatment. All of the above-mentioned upgrades have resulted in the S-Cross being more aggressive and attractive.
CV Raman—executive director, R&D, Maruti Suzuki Limited—said, “The S-Cross will be all revamped and will be launched around Diwali.”
The company has also made few upgradations on the inside. Some of the variants will be provided with novel upholstery. Furthermore, there is also an upgraded instrument cluster along with new MID and niche interior color combination. The S-Cross further enjoys a 4-mode AllGrip system, RBS (radar brake support) and heated front leather seats. On the other hand, the Indian model will not be launched with any of the abovementioned desired features.
The new 2017 S-Cross will also be provided with a new Boosterjet motor of 1.0 Liter. Nevertheless, Maruti Suzuki won’t be launching this new beast in India with such powertrain. In India, the vehicle will continue to enjoy the 1.6-litre DDiS motor, which provides 88bhp and 320Nm of maximum torque and the minor 1.3-litre 89bhp engine.
Even the 2017 S-Cross is the best comparatively, why is it not launched with same features in India? Why can’t Indians enjoy the same beast unlike others? The questions remain unanswered.