Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Delta and Zeta variants with the more powerful 1.6 liter engine have been discontinued after the company noted a substantial dip in demand. Following this decision, the company will be offering the 1.6 liter engine only with the top Alpha variant, priced at INR 12.03 lakhs while the 1.3 liter diesel engine will continue to be sold in all four variants of Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha which are priced between INR 8.78 lakhs and INR 10.63 lakhs.
Customers show preference for the highest trim with all features and hence it was found that sales of these two variants were substantially lower due to which the company took this decision, keeping those models which added to sales.
Maruti Suzuki India will soon update the S-Cross with a facelifted variant. This variant has already been launched in Europe, and India launch is expected by Diwali 2017.
Speaking about the S-Cross facelift, it is noted with a host of exterior upgrades while interiors see no major changes. The front end receives a new front bumper, a well designed chrome grille with vertical slats, projector headlamps with chrome accents, daytime running lights and fog lamp enclosures. No significant changes are seen at the sides and rear while the facelift does sit on new diamond cut alloy wheels. The rear end receives new tail lamps and modified bumper as its only updates.
Interiors of new Maruti S-Cross facelift sees a new infotainment system with touchscreen. Seating is modified with better upholstery while the dashboard gets better quality inlays. Interiors are in an all black color scheme accentuated with added chrome giving the facelift a more premium appeal.