2018 Maruti S-Cross to get Updated and Price Changed

by Mohammed Burman | 22/08/2018
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The S-Cross will be replete with a speed alert system and several other interesting components in all of its variants.

Exterior updated

Maruti has made enormous changes to the car front fascia; to be more specific, it borrows most of the styling components and design from the European-spec model. The new crossover is equipped with new radiator grille with projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights and chrome finished vertical slats.

On the other hand, the side looks almost unchanged in comparison with its predecessor. Nevertheless, it has a pair of dual-tone machine cut alloys with wider 215/60 R16 tyres place of 205/60 R16 units.

2018 Maruti S-Cross front, side and rear

Maruti has updated the exterior of the new 2018 Maruti S-Cross

Interior changed

After the recent release of 2018 Ciaz facelift in India, some new characteristics on the S-Cross are also projected to be introduced, including but not limited to safety features like seatbelt reminder for driver and co-passenger as well as speed alert system, which are all missing in the current S-Cross variants. Maruti has also equipped the new crossover with rear parking sensors and the brand-new 4.2-inch colour MID screen instead of a black and white one.

It has also been revealed that the leading automaker in Japan is likely to update quite a few features of S-Cross’s variants. Whereas the base-spec Sigma is going to receive only parking sensors and wheel covers, the Delta model will be thoroughly updated with the smart key with push-button start/stop, 16-inch alloys, automatic air-conditioner, speed control, electrically foldable ORVMs with signal lights, rear screen washer and wiper with defogger. The Alpha and top-spec Zeta variants will remain the same.

2018 Maruti S-Cross, interior, dashboard, front seats

Maruti as added some amazing features to the new crossover's interior

Performance and engines revised

The 2018 Marui S-Cross is now supplied with the Fiat sourced 1.3-litre DDiSSHVS powertrain with regenerative brake, idle-stop-start system, gear stick indicator and torque assist. It can produce a power output of 88.47bhp at 4,000rpm to the fullest with a maximum torque of 200Nm at 1,750rpm. It is now available with a 5-speed manual gearbox, which can be considered a minus point.

The 2018 Maruti S Cross facelift is a little bit more efficient in fuel consumption than the former models. Thanks to the SHVS technology, the new model is highly fuel-efficient at 25.1km/l (ARIA-certified).

 Engine  1.3-litre DDiS SHVS
 Max Power  88.47bhp
 Max Torque  200Nm
 Transmission  5-speed MT

Price hike

The list of features to be updated has been not confirmed yet, but it is expected that the new S-Cross will be released soon. In terms of the cost, it is likely to be the same as the Sigma. But taking into account the new characteristics of the Delta variant, its price can increase a little bit. Refer to the table below to check out the price of the four variants of Maruti S-Cross.

 VARIANT PRICE (EX-SHOWROOM DELH)
 Sigma   Rs 8.62 lakh
 Delta  Rs 9.43 lakh
 Zeta   Rs 9.99 lakh 
 Alpha  Rs 11.33 lakh 

Conclusion

With regard to design, the new 2018 Maruti S-Cross looks more sophisticated than the old model. The interior has also been redesigned with a multitude of amazing features, especially in the Delta variant. The new crossover got 1.3L DDiS 200 engine together with SHVS mild-hybrid technology. All of these make it a potentially useful and effective car at a reasonable price.

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