After stirring up the Indian market, the Suzuki S-Cross is back yet again with a face-lift. The new S-Cross facelift has a lot to hold up to after the success set by its predecessor. Along with minor styling revisions, It has an augmented engine line-up and amped up specifications. The S-Cross will go on sale in the UK on 17 October followed by a world release.
Suzuki have decided to add a turbo to the S-Cross and reduce the size of the engine, this modification will significantly increase the efficiency but at the price of non-uniform torque distribution through the RPM range. This means that the post purchase maintenance of the turbo will be an added expense a few years down the line.
A debonair look is imparted to the S-Cross with the new distinctive BMW-Mercedes inspired grill. The car, with this iconic grill paired with the new poised headlamps, is given a sharper outlook making it stand out among the rest. The tail light LED’s follow a similar trend and keep the S-Cross in tune with modern times.
The cabin remains unchanged with a cheap plastic dash but yet looks remarkably good. Everything in the cabin follows the same MO, good looking but with a plastic feel. The S-Cross is also equipped with a double sliding panoramic sunroof, which is one of the largest in it’s segment. It is packed with hi-tech gizmos like satellite navigation, rear parking camera, rear parking proximity sensors, dual automatic climate control, four mode grip system among the rest. A lot of it however is not going to reach the Indian market in the first few months of sale.
The car shocked everyone with its 5 star crash test results for driver and passenger safety. It is a huge improvement compared to its predecessor. This success is owed to the new and improved chassis design and 7 air bags that come as standard. This would make the S-Cross an ideal choice for the Indian family man who is looking for the safety.
In conclusion the S-Cross is a hot hatch with good safety. It is a car that is good to run around town, but will struggle when it comes to tedious journeys.