Maruti Suzuki has recently launched the 2018 Ciaz facelift and in order to make its flagship S-cross SUV more prominent in the segment, the automaker is all set to offer some of the features from Ciaz added to the SUV. Maruti Suzuki S-cross will be getting a major update in terms of features in few days. Not only, the S-cross SUV will get the features from the Ciaz facelift but the manufacturer will also offer some additional features as standard as well.
Maruti Suzuki sells the S-cross in four variants- Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha and the features that will come standard across all the variants include rear parking sensors, a TFT MID (multi-info display) as well as a speed alert system from the Ciaz as standard. However, the entry level Sigma variant will now also get wheel caps instead of the naked steel wheels, though the parking sensors are absent in the base Sigma variant. It also gets a black & white MID instead of the 4.2-inch color unit.
This won’t be all in terms of added features, as the Delta trim of the S-cross receives the most number of features. The list of features include push-button start-stop along with keyless entry, cruise control, alloy wheels and electrically adjustable and retracting ORVMs along with rear wash and wipe with demister and auto AC. On the other hand, both the top of the line variants- Zeta and Alpha don’t get any changes whatsoever apart from the SmartPlay infotainment system, only available with the top-spec Alpha variant.
Mechanically, the Maruti Suzuki S-cross comes powered by a 1.3-litre diesel engine making 88 bhp of max power and 200 Nm of peak torque. The motor comes mated to Maruti’s SHVS mild hybrid system in order to improve better fuel efficiency, while the transmission duties are carried out by a 5-speed manual gearbox which supplies power to the front wheels.
The SUV takes against the likes of the Renault Duster and the Hyundai Creta and adding more features to the vehicle is definitely not going to do any good for the competitors in the segment. However, we wonder if Maruti Suzuki is planning for a price hike for the S-cross SUV as well, as the automaker has not announced anything as such.
Maruti Suzuki had launched the S-cross Facelift in October 2017 and monthly sales average rose to 4,000 units and last month it registered 83 percent sales growth compared to the same time period previous year. Not only this, but the Maruti Suzuki S-cross is the first product to be sold through the Maruti Suzuki Nexa premium dealerships. Also, the SUV is likely to get a new petrol powertrain option according to a recently revealed web advertisement. The engine in question is the 1.5-litre SHVS unit, the same mild-hybrid mill that debuted in the newly launched updated Ciaz with 103 bhp of maximum power and 138 Nm of peak torque. However, Maruti has not confirmed the feature update officially yet, but we expect the updated S-Cross to launch soon.
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