Today, Maruti S-Cross drove out of the brand’s new Nexa premium outlets. With no Maruti branding seen anywhere on the car, the country’s largest automaker is trying to get rid of the small car image that is associated with the ‘M’ word. Here is a detailed look of Hyundai Creta rival complete with pictures, specifications, videos and all the other details.
Maruti S-Cross adopts a conservative and understated design which caters to European tastes. It remains to be seen how Indian customers respond to it. The laid back face is characterized by a twin slat chrome grille, simple headlamps with projector and LED daytime running elements and a bumper with chrome embellished foglight enclosures and silver skid plates.
The profile portrays a large hatchback rather than a compact SUV but it has got its proportions spot on. Wraparound taillights, prominent tailgate-mounted license plate enclosure and silver diffuser define the rear fascia.
Maruti’s new compact SUV measures 4,300 mm in length, 1,765 mm in width, 1,590 mm in height, 2,600 mm in wheelbase and has a ground clearance of 180 mm. The 5-seater offers a boot space of 353 litres which can be expanded to a generous 810 litres with the rear seats folded.
DDiS320 has a weight range of 1,250 – 1,275 kg while the DDiS200 variants tip the scales between 1,180 – 1,205 kg.
The crossover’s high quality full black interior makes up for the lack of excitement on the outside. The leather wrapped steering wheel comes from the Swift but adds more buttons while the hexagonal centre console houses SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system. Both centre console and AC vents are highlighted by silver surrounds.
Maruti has bestowed S-Cross with plethora of futures to justify its premium crossover tag. Equipment list on top-end variant includes 18-inch touchscreen with navigation and reverse parking camera functions, keyless entry with push start button, powered ORVMs, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, rain sensing wipers, dual airbags, all four disc brakes, ABS and dual airbags.
Engines and transmissions
Maruti S-Cross will be available with a choice of two diesel engines. The base DDiS200 motor is the familiar 1.3-litre unit which puts out 90 PS and 200 Nm of torque. The new DDiS320 1.6-litre engine is also sourced from Fiat. The new oil burner puts out a healthy 120 PS and 320 Nm of torque.
The smaller mill makes do with a 6-speed manual gearbox while the range topping powerplant is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Both engines drive the front wheel as Maruti decided to give the AllGrip all-wheel drive system a miss.
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In order to further differentiate the S-Cross from rest of the Marutis, the company has adopted a new variant nomenclature. DDiS200 engine is available in five variants namely Sigma, Sigma (O), Delta, Zeta, and fully-loaded Alpha. DDiS320 motor can be had in higher Delta, Zeta and Alpha variants.
Maruti S-Cross will go head on with the Hyundai Creta was launched on July 21. Competition would also come from Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and, to some extent, from Mahindra Scorpio. Below is the detailed variant wise price list of Maruti S Cross in India.
Diesel DDiS 200
Sigma – Rs 8.34 lakhs
Delta – Rs 9.15 lakhs
Zeta – Rs 9.99 lakhs
Alpha – Rs 10.75 lakhs
Diesel DDiS 320
Delta – Rs 11.99 lakhs
Zeta – Rs 12.99 lakhs
Alpha – Rs 13.74 lakhs
All prices above are ex-showroom, New Delhi prices.