When it comes to Japanese based car manufacturers that stand as a flagship in the Indian car market, it definitely is the Maruti Suzuki brand. Now, Maruti Suzuki has officially unwrapped the S-Cross to the global market as the 2022 Suzuki S-Cross. Their new avatar has a completely new exterior and interior design and comes with a more powerful 48v mild hybrid system as well as ADAS functionality.
Suzuki's S-Cross is grounded by a revised version of the Global C platform and features an elegant design in terms of the exterior as well as interior.
Maruti Suzuki made a major work towards the external look to make it similar to the SUV model. The redesign features a wider front grille with a sporty design headlamp. Their all new model looks somewhat similar to the Maruti Suzuki XL6 as both have a similar front design. Speaking about the XL6, it looks aggressive with its look and it can also be spotted with the new S-Cross.
Looking into the front part, the all-new S-Cross has a wider grill highlighted with a honeycomb-like pattern. The grill features sleek and stylish headlamps on both edges, and importantly the headlamps feature a tri-beam LED element, joined by a thick chrome strip running through the grille with the Suzuki logo in the centre. The well sculpted bumper showcases the fog lamps and their surroundings by leaving an SUV appeal. To add a more SUV-like look, the front bumper is made flat.
The side profile of the new S-Cross is cleaner than the current car, giving it the impression of being tall when viewed from the side. When looking along with the 17-inch alloy wheels, this new S-cross would be a flagship to Hyundai Creta.
Speaking about the rear part, it has a dramatic design and it is the only design that has a major design in the Suzuki lineup. The taillights are wrap-around with a crystalline appearance. Boot lit provides a way to the sloping rear window that ends at the rear spoiler. Summing up, this S-Cross model is something perfect for those who considering SUVs for next year.
Suzuki has made a remarkable work in the interior part of S-cross, and they also carried some features from their current S-Cross. The dashboard comes with more features than the existing ones and it is also Incorporated with the MID cluster from the Suzuki Vitara SUV. The new floating 9-inch touchscreen infotainment display is another notable departure from past Suzuki vehicles. This will help the S-Cross avoid having a dated interior, which is a problem with existing Maruti Suzuki vehicles.
The new S-all-black Cross's interiors retain the comfort of the outgoing S-Cross while also including all of the premium features demanded today. These features will be available in S-Cross versions sold in Europe, however, in India, we have to wait for its launch.
A panoramic sunroof, heated front seats, and dual-zone temperature control LED headlights, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, keyless entry, leather seat upholstery, and a 360-degree parking camera are some of the other features available with the S-Cross.
The new S-Cross is driven by Suzuki's 1.4-litre Boosterjet petrol engine, which delivers 127 horsepower and 235 Nm of peak torque, which is the same as the outgoing model. This engine is notable for its 48V mild-hybrid technology, which enhances both fuel efficiency and acceleration.
A 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission are available for the new S-Cross. Suzuki's AllGrip AWD system with four selectable modes is standard on the top-spec version of the S-Cross in European markets. Suzuki boasts that the new S-Cross can sprint from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 9.5 seconds.
Autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blindspot monitoring, and lane departure prevention are among the driver-assistance technologies available. These features are more helpful than self-driving in nature, and they may find their way to India as well.
The S-Cross is now available in India with a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 105hp and 138Nm of torque. If and when the new S-Cross arrives in India, this engine will almost certainly be retained.
The S-Cross is currently only available in a few European markets. There is no word on whether the model will ever arrive in India. Suzuki will be entering a very competitive market if it decides to sell the new S-Cross to India. The popular Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos have been joined by the Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun in the midsize SUV sector in recent months.
The S-Cross, as Maruti's flagship model, is scheduled to be launched in India to compete with the Hyundai Creta and fill the 11-18 lakhs price range with a capable midsize SUV.