India's leading passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki is all set to introduce the S-Cross facelift in the country this month.
GaadiWaadi reports that the updated crossover will feature a diesel engine with SHVS ((Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) technology.
The new 2017 S-Cross will draw power from a 1.3-litre four-cylinder diesel engine producing 89bhp and 200Nm of torque. Maruti Suzuki will ditch the bigger 1.6-litre diesel motor on the facelifted model.
The 1.3-litre engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The automaker will not offer any automatic or AMT transmission options in the facelifted S-Cross. Expect an improvement in the mileage due to the inclusion of SHVS technology.
Previously it was reported that Maruti Suzuki is planning to introduce a petrol engine on the S-CRoss facelift. But the latest report suggests that there will be no petrol engine on offer at least at the time of launch.
On the design front, the S-Cross facelift will feature cosmetic changes to the front fascia with upright profile and drawn out grille with vertical slats. The front bumper is redesigned to give it an aggressive look.
The interior of the S-Cross is likely to feature new trims and updated dashboard layout and infotainment system with connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Maruti Suzuki has already revealed that it will focus on improving the mileage of its current models. In-line with the strategy, the automaker is introducing SHVS technology on the S-Cross facelift. But the mild-hybrid technology will not be benefited by FAME scheme due to the new GST taxation policy.