Spied : Maruti S-Cross to get projector headlamps
The Maruti Suzuki cross first made its appearance in the 2013 Geneva motor show, and plans to make its India debut next year. This year, Volkswagen and Toyota both released the cross variants of their much loved hatchbacks, the Polo and Etios Liva. Maruti Suzuki seems to have taken note and has been spied testing the S Cross in the country.
Clearly seen from the pictures leaked online, the cars stance has been inspired by the SX-4 and has been designed for durability. The car is expected to have HID projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs, a first from Maruti. The front grill has been designed with two chrome slated layers, along with the Suzuki logo in the centre which gives the car a rugged look. The front bumper has a two-tone plastic cladding finish along with a beautifully designed air-intake, and stylish fog-lights. Suzuki has also put an extra aluminium padding below the front bumper, which offers extra protection. The side profile of the car will have the dual-tone plastic cladding set up along with chrome on the door handles and side mirrors. The backend of the car also sports the two tone colour schemes, along with the chrome badges. The tail light has a textbook Suzuki design and works well to accentuate the cars visual appeal. The back bumpers too have aluminium protection and this makes the car even more true to its cross variant purpose.
The interior of the S Cross is expected to look typically like a Maruti Suzuki. The crossover will be equipped with a start/stop button, steering-wheel mounted controls, automatic climate control and Maruti’s entertainment system seen in its other models. Nothing different here! The car could comfortably seat 3 in the back seat, making it an ideal 5 seater.
The car is expected to come with two engine options, a 1.6 litre turbo charged diesel and 1.6 litre naturally aspirated petrol. The 1.6 litre Diesel will churn out 120 bhp and 320 Nm of torque and the naturally aspirated petrol will produce 120 bhp and 156 Nm of torque. The petrol engine will either get a five speed MT/or five speed- AT while the diesel on the other hand will get a 6-speed MT. Also, a variant equipped with Suzuki’s ALLGRIP AWD is expected.
Expected to be priced under Rs. 10 Lakhs.
Maruti is taking a bold move by entering the crossover segment with this car. The S Cross would be placed in between the Polo Cross/Etios Cross, and the Renault Duster and Ecosport. With the trusted Maruti badge and reliability, if priced right, this car would be loved by cross utility fans.
Source : Gaadiwaadi