Suzuki S-Cross facelift spied testing in Europe for the first time
Though Maruti just recently launched the S-Cross crossover in India, the same model has been retailing in the international markets for quite some time now. The crossover has received a lot of slack over its design in our country. As a result of this, the S-Cross premium crossover is not able to do as well as its immediate rival, Hyundai Creta on the sales front.
It seems like the Japanese car manufacturer is already working on a facelift of the S-Cross as a test mule of the same was just spotted testing in Europe. Not carrying too much camouflage, the test mule’s identity was given away thanks to the S-Cross’ unique styling. Expected to make its debut in the international car market next year, the S-Cross facelift will feature a lot of modification on the front end with a new grille design, headlamps and a modified bumper.
Though the side profile is expected to remain unchanged, the rear end could feature newly shaped taillights and a tweaked bumper design as well. The interiors on the other hand could feature new fabric, upholstery and colour combinations to make the cabin fresher than the current model. The dashboard will get a full-black layout with the company’s Smartplay touchscreen infotainment system.
The Suzuki S-Cross facelift might also feature a new petrol engine from the Boosterjet range. In addition, an all-wheel drive variant should also be made available, along with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Suzuki will look to learn from the criticism that the current model received and improve on the same front in order to make the very potent crossover a worthy competitor in the international car market.
The S-Cross facelift is not expected to make its way to India anytime soon, with a launch expected to take place not before 2017. Till then, let’s hope the S-Cross manages to get sales going for Maruti in the premium segment of India.