The 2017 Maruti S-Cross Facelift (Suzuki SX4 in Europe) has made its global debut in Hungary. The European version settles for a revised front fascia in an attempt to enhance its road presence.
The mundane front grille has been replaced by a bolder unit with vertical 3D chrome slats while the headlamps are revised to complement the new grille. As expected the bumper is new with chrome embellished fog light enclosures. Has the revision improved its aesthetics? We will let you be the judge of that.
The profile has been retained as it is while the rear fascia receives subtle revisions such as new detailing for the taillights and a reprofiled bumper. Inside, the dashboard design has been carried forward but Suzuki has added a new infotainment system, more informative MID and new trim options. The seat fabrics are new as well.
The powertrain lineup for Europe which comprises of 1.6-litre petrol and diesel motors continues as it is. The petrol engine has 120 PS and 156 Nm of torque on store while the oil burner is capable of 120 PS and 320 Nm of torque. The former is available in 5-MT or CVT while the latter is available only with a 6-MT. Both engines can be had with AllGrip all-wheel drive system. In addition to these, it will also be offered with 1.4-liter BoosterJet engine delivering 140 hp.
The Europe-spec model which is made at Suzuki’s Hungarian plant will go on sale in the coming months. We expect the India-spec 2017 Maruti SX4 S-Cross to have a slightly different design approach when the time for facelift comes (sometime next year). The car now heads to 2016 Paris Motor Show.