Maruti Suzuki S-Cross was launched in India in the year 2015 and marked the debut of Maruti Suzuki’s premium Nexa dealerships. It was supposed to be a premium crossover and rival the compact SUVs like the Ford Ecosport and the Renault Duster. Given the new found love of Indians towards the SUVs the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross hardly found a place in their hearts. Well it is almost 2018 and S-Cross Facelift was launched a month ago in October. The S-Cross has finally got the love and attention from the Indian masses it deserved.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Clocks 11,000 bookings in One Month
The Second Innings of the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross was started with a strategy from the company. The Highline 1.6-litre fiat sourced engine was discontinued and the 1.3-litre DDiS engine got the SVHS technology from Ciaz and Ertiga. The interiors of the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross now come with piano black finish but apart from that nothing musch has changed on the inside. The biggest and perhaps the only changes you might see are on the outside.
The new facelift gets redesigned headlamps and tail lamps which both go through an LED treatment. The most visible change is the front grille of the new Maruti Suzuki S-Cross which gets heavy use of chrome which gives the car a butch appearance. Apart from these the S-Cross is the same car as before. There are no rear AC vents, no improved space, same plastics from cheaper Marutis and the very same engine in the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.
What did the trick for the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross then?
Since not much has changed in the car, one might think how the new Maruti Suzuki S-Cross managed to get 11,000 bookings. The answer to that question is the market response to a better-redesigned car which looks more Indian than European now and the increasing desire for compact SUVs in Indians.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross 2018 facelift comes only with the 1.3-litre DDiS engine at the starting price of 8.49 lakhs for the base variant. With the top end Alpha trim costing 11.29 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi, S-Cross is the most expensive car that Maruti Suzuki sells in India.
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