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The facelifted Maruti S-Cross can be booked for an initial amount of Rs 11,000 at any of the 280 plus Nexa showroom across India.
The new version of the Maruti S-Cross is available with a 1.3-litre diesel engine with the Smart Hybrid Vehicle from Suzuki (SHVS) technology, while the 1.6-litre diesel unit has been discontinued from the crossover.
The significant changes are seen in the face of the S-Cross which receives a bold new redesign. The grille now comes with thick chrome surround and vertical slats and is flanked by redesigned headlamps.
On the top variant of the new Maruti S-Cross, the new headlights feature LED projectors and DRLs. The bonnet and the bumper are now chiselled to give the S-Cross a muscular look.
On the side, the new S-Cross is similar to the current model, but the crossover now comes with wider 215/60 R16 tyres, up from the previous 205/60 R16. The S-Cross also receives new two-tone machine-finished alloy wheels. At the rear, the facelifted crossover now comes with LED taillights.
Inside the cabin of the facelifted S-Cross, there are new piano-black accents on the centre console, satin chrome trims and soft-feel material on the dash. The central or the driver arm-rest receives a new leather finish. Additionally, the touchscreen infotainment system is now compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
As mentioned earlier, Maruti Suzuki has decided to drop the 1.6-litre diesel unit, and the sole offering now comes with a 1248cc diesel unit with mild-hybrid technology. This unit is already available in Ciaz and the Ertiga, and it churns out 90bhp and 200Nm of torque.
The engine on the new S-Cross features a start-stop system, brake energy regeneration and uses an Integrated Starter Generator motor to offer a mild torque assist function. The new S-Cross will be more efficient compared to the outgoing model.
The Maruti S-Cross facelift model has been tested at the company's high-tech R&D test facility at Rohtak and is one of six models already fully compliant with the upcoming safety regulations - frontal offset crash, side impact and pedestrian safety.
The new Maruti Suzuki S-Cross will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Ford EcoSport, and even the newly launched Tata Nexon. With the mild-hybrid technology, the new S-Cross could cut the competition with its pricing, expected to be in the range of Rs 8 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.