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Maruti Suzuki S-Cross spotted on test

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross spotted on test
CarTrade Editorial Team CarTrade Editorial Team Thursday 20 July 2017, 16:26 PM

In mid-2015, Maruti Suzuki introduced their flagship crossover, the S-Cross for the Indian market. However, the recent spy pictures indicate that Maruti Suzuki is planning to give a midlife update to the S-Cross. A test mule of the updated Maruti Suzuki S-Cross was caught on test in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

 

The vehicle is heavily camouflaged, however, it still carries the silhouette of its predecessor. The new car is expected to have a restyled front with vertically slatted chrome grille and a redesigned skid plate up front. The headlamp assembly is likely to be tweaked and is expected to house DRLs, projectors and cornering lamps. In the spy pictures, the side profile displays the door mounted wing mirror and the new car will continue to carry quarter windows for better visibility. The prototype exhibits a new set of alloy wheels, however, the new car is expected to be offered with a set of 17 inch alloy wheels as an optional package. The rear end of the new car is also expected to be reworked and the new vehicle is expected to house a restyled tail lamp.

The new car could be powered by the same 1.3-litre DDiS diesel motor producing 90bhp. However, it is speculated that Maruti Suzuki could ditch the 1.6-litre diesel motor and the company is working on a new in-house 1.5-litre diesel mill. The facelift S-Cross is currently on sale in the international market with a variety of engines on offer. However, the domestic market will see only diesel variants across all trims.

 

The facelift S-Cross is expected to be on display at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo and the car will go on sale soon after it unveiling – exclusively at Nexa showrooms. When launched, the new S-Cross will face competition from the Hyundai Creta, Nissan Terrano and the Renault Duster.

 

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