Maruti Suzuki S-Cross SX4 Review, India Inspiring itself!

Maruti Suzuki has made quite an impact by unveiling their upcoming models, ranging from sedan to SUV. One thing is for sure, this company will taste great success in 2015. Of all models, the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross SX4 is particular one. A crossover inspired from SX4 sedan, it’s more than meets the eye. Don’t think so, see for yourself!

S-Cross SX4 review video [ Credits: Marek Drives ]

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross SX4 Exterior

The recently unveiled Maruti Suzuki S-Cross SX4 features urbane look which comes with a bit rugged design. Capable of impressing at first sight, it’s an elegantly crafted Crossover. The side and rear profiles are quite attractive well thanks to the sidings and finish. Going for the front profile, this 4 wheeler has been inspired from SX4 sedan which is why the  2015 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross SX4 Exterior comes with decent a bit Stature. Edgy yet stylish headlamps are installed with projector lamps.

2015 Maruti Suzuki S-cross

Maruti Suzuki S-cross

[ Image credits: India TV News ]

LED Day running lights with Side Blinker. The lamp cluster surrounds dual port chrome plated embedded with company logo radiator grill.  Front bumper comes in dual tone with inbuilt air intake with fog lights.  Apart from that, the aluminum cladding for protection under the bumper assures minimum damage in case of collision.  As for side profile, we have glossy finish with chrome inserts on both door handles and side moldings.

Rear profile is designed in a bold and stylish way well the credit goes to tail lamp cluster cleverly crafted on boot lid.  Similar to the front, rear bumper receives a dual tone with reflectors installed in addition of aluminum cladding. Maruti installed a lot of chrome on rear but we loved the way it did!

Pros

  • Great Dynamics
  • Exceptional Styling
  • Luxurious and Spacious Interior
  • Good Performance

Cons

  • A bit expensive for its class
  • Might need additional maintenance (not confirmed)

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross SX4 Interior

As for Maruti Suzuki S-Cross SX4 Interior, we have plenty of space for a crossover. The interior has been extensively inspired from Swift (steering and instrument cluster). Dashboard comes with integrated infotainment, ac unit and gearbox console. The storage unit adds a bit convenience. As for Upholstery, we have black leather, cleaver but luxurious.  As for the expectations, we can count for vanity mirrors, cup holders, accessory power pockets and etc.

As for the official release about Maruti Suzuki S-Cross SX4 Interior, a number of options have been provided for trim levels. The top variant will come with features such as Automatic AC, climate control with pollen filters for making the ride a gratifying journey.  The power windows will be coming with auto down feature for driver side. In addition, we might have cooling gloves, electrically foldable wing mirrors and etc.

General Features

  • Fuel Options: Both Petrol and Diesel
  • Engine Options: 4 cylinder 1.6 L 1586 cc Petrol, 4 cylinder 1248 cc 1.3 L Diesel (Standard) and 1.6 L Multi Jet Diesel
  • Power: 118 BHP Petrol, 88 BHP (1.3 L Diesel) and 120 BHP (1.6 L Diesel)
  • Torque: 156 Nm Petrol, 200 Nm (1.3 L Diesel) and 320 Nm (1.6 L Diesel)
  • Transmission: 5 Speed Manual CVT Petrol and 6 Speed Manual Diesel
  • 0-100 in 11 seconds
  • Mileage: 15 km/L Petrol, 22 km/L (1.3 L Diesel) and 20 km/L (1.6 L Diesel)
  • Top Speed: 185 Km/H Standard and 154 Km/H for Multi jet
  • ABS with EBD
  • Disc Brake at Front
  • Day Time Running Headlamps
  • DOHC

Engine and Performance

Going with the rumors, we should expect both options of Petrol and Diesel. Petrol variant is coming to be 4 cylinder 1.6 L 1586 cc displacement. It will output max power of 118 BHP with 156 Nm Torque. It`s expected to come with a 5 speed manual with CVT. As for diesel version, we have 4 cylinder 1.3 L with 1248 cc displacement. Above all, its DOHC based. This bad boy can produce max power of 88 BHP and 200 Nm Torque. The top end version however is powered by a Fiat Sourced 1.6 L Multi jet.  It will be churning out 120 BHP power with 320 Nm torque.

All diesel options are expected to come with 6 Speed.  Till now, not much have been revealed related to the technicalities of Crossover. But according to specs, the available options will be 1.6 L petrol, 1.6 L Multi Jet Diesel and 1.3 L Diesel.  In terms of power, the Maruti Suzuki S Cross SX4 Engine will making this crossover go 0-100 km/h in 11 seconds. Thanks to all the power, this vehicle can climb the top seed of 185 Km/h. However, the 1.3 L Diesel will only make 154 km/h wile going 0-100 km/h in 12 seconds.

One thing I like to say about Maruti, they know how to please their own. The brand is widely recognized for their economic options and guess what? They deserve it! Coming back to point, the 2015 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross SX4 economy is impressive; the multi jet can make 20 km per liter while the 1.3 L can make 22 km. As for the petrol, it can make 15 km per liter.

Accessories and Braking

As we know it will be coming with rugged cosmetics. Thanks to the masculine appearance, we will be able to install aftermarket products and personalize the ride with nudge guard, spoiler, decals, moldings and etc. As for Braking, conventional disc at front and drums mechanism in rear are installed. There are healthy chances we might get Advanced Anti-Lock Braking with Electronic Brake Force distribution.

Both of these features combined will ultimately improve the braking mechanism. Coming to safety features, the McPherson Struts have introduced in front while the Rear got Torsion beam. For cabin safety, Air bags, central locking, seat belts with ABS EBD, Side Impact Beams and Engine Immobilizer have been introduced.

Conclusion

According to official announcement, the new Maruti Suzuki S Cross SX4 will hit Indian market in Early 2015. The Indo -Jap joint made a competitive entry in this segment but we loved every bit of it. Going with the specs, it should do well. However the Price tag of 8-15 Lakh is a bit more than we bargained for. Still it`s pretty good when all cards will be played. Maruti Suzuki S Cross SX4 will pose a great competition for already on large Ford Eco-Sport, Renault Duster and XUV500.

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