Maruti’s premium crossover has just received a facelift. The facelift was unveiled last year and features a new nose and other exterior updates. The S-Cross was the first model to go on sale through Nexa dealerships in World. It does not possess the typical SUV appearance the Worldn audience craves. Which means sales have been relatively low (by Maruti Suzuki standards). Will the facelift help push sales? We will have to wait and see. Read our Maruti S Cross Old vs New comparison to find out what’s new.
Maruti S Cross Old vs New Model- Exterior Comparison
Designers have made major modifications to the nose of the car. The facelift features a new, more butch face complete with a new grille, bumper and new headlamps. While the new front end looks a lot more aggressive, the styling seems busier. We will have to wait and see how the Worldn audience reacts to it.
At the back, the S Cross facelift gets new tail lamps with LED detailing. The overall profile of the tail lamps remains the same. Other than that, there aren’t any other changes. The new exterior features include
- New front bumper
- New front grille
- Updated tail lamps with LED
- New headlamps
- Alloy wheels (new)
Maruti S Cross Old vs New Model- Interior Comparison
The cabin of the new Maruti S-Cross will not feature any major updates. It boasts the same design as the outgoing model. The only additions could be in the form of new features. The SmartPlay infotainment system could get new features. Highlights of the interiors of the S-Cross include
- Dual zone auto aircon
- Smartplay touchscreen infotainment system
- Cruise control
- High resolution MID
- Steering controls
Maruti S Cross Old vs New Model- Specifications
|Maruti S Cross 1.3 Diesel Specifications|
|Engine||1.3 L Diesel|
|Max. Power||89 BHP|
|Peak Torque||200 Nm|
|Kerb Weight||1205 kg|
|Fuel Mileage||25.105 KMPL|
The 1.3 L has been carried over to the facelift. This time around, the S-Cross gets the SHVS mild-hybrid tech that is also available on the Ciaz and the Ertiga. Thanks to this system, the S Cross now has a higher mileage of 25.10 kmpl. The pre-facelift model has an average mileage of 23.65 kmpl. The 1.6 L engine has been discontinued owing to poor demand. We are pretty sure that the driving enthusiasts won’t be too happy to hear this.
Maruti S Cross Old vs New Model- Mileage Comparison
|New Model (ARAI)||Old Model (ARAI)|
|Maruti S Cross 1.3 Diesel Mileage||25.10 KMPL||
|Maruti S Cross 1.6 Diesel Mileage||–NA–||22.07 KMPL|
Thanks to the introduction of the mild-hybrid, mileage from the 1.3-litre DDiS 200 motor has seen a substantial increase. The S Cross now offers a mileage of 25.10 kmpl. Earlier, the pre-facelift model offered a 23.65 kmpl, which wasn’t bad in the first place. The 1.6-litre Diesel engine, which offerred an average mileage of 22.07 kmpl on the 1.6 variant, has been discontinued.
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Maruti S Cross Old vs New Model- Dimensions
|New Maruti S Cross||Old Maruti S Cross|
|Length||4300 mm||4300 mm|
|Width||1765 mm||1765 mm|
|Height||1590 mm||1590 mm|
|Wheelbase||2600 mm||2600 mm|
There will be no changes in the overall dimensions of the S-Cross even after the addition of a new bumper.
Maruti S Cross Old vs New Model Price Comparison
|Model||Facelift price (ex-showroom)||Pre-facelift price (ex-showroom)|
|Sigma 1.3||Rs 8.49 lakh||Rs. 8.07 Lakh|
|Delta 1.3||Rs 9.39 lakh||Rs. 8.79 Lakh|
|Zeta 1.3||Rs 9.98 lakh||Rs. 9.92 Lakh|
|Alpha 1.3||Rs 11.29 lakh||Rs. 10.64 Lakh|
|Alpha 1.6||–NA–||Rs 12.04 Lakh|
As you can see in the comparison table above, the facelift gets slightly pricier than the previous model. The price increase is not only because of the fresher looks but also because of the new SHVS hybrid. Also, the interior of this crossover now comes with higher quality materials. All this has led to a price hike. We believe that the new S-Cross can easily justify the increase in price through the fresher looks, more equipment, and the SHVS system.
Maruti S Cross Old vs New Model Comparison Verdict
The launch of the 2017 new model Maruti S Cross should add a bit of freshness to the styling of the crossover. The updates should also help the S-Cross stay competitive in a segment that is about to see a lot of activity in the coming year or so.
- Design – The new model looks more aggressive. There is a new grille along with new front bumpers and new headlamps.
- Features – The SmartPlay infotainment system offers both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay now. Also, the car gets the SHVS mild-hybrid tech.
- Specifications – The new S Cross comes with the 1.3-litre engine only. However, it gets the SHVS mild hybrid technology for higher mileage. We are sad at the demise of the excellent 1.6-litre engine.
- Price – The new S-Cross has a higher price than the older model. However, it is justified through a fresher styling, higher quality of materials for the interior, and the SHVS system.
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