Maruti Suzuki has rolled out an update to the S-Cross in India. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross update is priced at Rs 8.85 lakh – Rs 11.45 lakh, ex-Delhi. These prices are around Rs 15,000 to Rs 55,000 more than the older version. The updates rolled out by the company are purely on the safety side as well as inclusion of additional features.
Changes in the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross update
For starters, there is a speed warning alert, rear parking sensors as well as a front passenger seat belt alert as standard. These features will be mandatory on all passenger vehicles from April 2019. However, Maruti Suzuki has decided to be an early adopter. It’s recent launch, the 2018 Ciaz too gets all these features as standard. Apart from this, the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross update also gets more features on the Delta trim. There is no push button start, automatic closing ORVMs, cruise control as well as automatic climate control.
After it launched the S-Cross facelift last year, sales numbers have looked up for the flagship Maruti. The S-Cross competes with the Hyundai Creta. It also jostles for space with its stable mate, the Vitara Brezza. In terms of engine options, the S-Cross gets a 1.3-litre DDiS engine that makes 90PS/200Nm. One can only order it with a 5-speed manual. This engine also gets a mild hybrid technology. It also brings in torque boost that nearly eliminates the turbo lag and calls for less gear shifting in traffic.
Recently Maruti Suzuki also announced that they have increased production of the much lauded Baleno. Waiting periods have hence come down. The premium hatchback has been a constant in the top ten selling cars in India list. It is available with both petrol and diesel engines. Both the engines claim to have class leading fuel efficiency numbers. Only the petrol though can be opted with an automatic transmission.