Maruti Suzuki S-Cross 2022 Launched: Top 5 New Features You Should Know
Suzuki has introduced the 2022 Suzuki S-Cross which looks quite different from the current gen model.
It features a brand new and bolder appearance, seemingly having taken in criticism over the current model’s lack of oomph in design.
The premium SUV gets a redesign front grille reminiscent of the XL6.
It gets a glossy finish along with bold mesh.
The headlamps consist of multiple LED lamps and integrated LED daytime running lights.
The bonnet gerts a muscular redesign along with large air intakes and neatly positioned fog lamps.
Side Profile, Rear, Dimensions
It is flanked by sporty black alloy wheels, black cladding at lower profile and turn indicator integrated ORVMS.
The rear gets fresh looking tail lights and LED units.
Other elements at the back include a sculpted tailgate, roof spoiler with integrated LED stop lamp and chunky bumper with skid plate.
It measures 4,300 mm in length, 1,785 mm in width and 1,585 mm in height.
It has a wheelbase of 2,600 mm and boot storage capacity of 430-litre, higher than the current S-Cross’ 353-375 litres.
The cabin seems to have undergone a makeover as well.
The multifunction three-spoke steering wheel remains unchanged but what catches the eye is the new dashboard layout and a large nine-inch floating island touchscreen infotainment system.
Seat and upholstery materials have also been improved.
360-degree cameras and a large panoramic sunroof are some notable additions as well.
For the first time, the car includes safety features such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) including:
- Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Traffic sign recognition
- Lane departure prevention
Parking support functions such as a 360 view camera and rear cross-traffic alert are also included.
The European-spec is powered by a 1.4-litre DITC engine paired with the automaker’s 48-volt SHVS mild-hybrid technology.
The tech minimises fuel consumption and also assists in acceleration.
It has a power output of 129 PS at 5,500 rpm and 235 Nm of torque.
It can be paired with either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT.
The electric motor on board can generate 13.59 PS of power and 50 Nm of torque.
Also featured in the crossover is Suzuki’s ALLGRIP SELECT four-wheel-drive system which can be controlled through a dial positioned at the instrument panel.
Possible India Launch, Price?
It will first go on sale in Europe from the end of 2021, followed by export to Latin America, Oceania, and Asia.
The India-spec model should retain its 1.5-litre petrol engine which also gets 12-volt mild-hybrid tech and produces 105PS/138Nm.
There is no official communication regarding an India launch yet but 2022 can be the likely year.
Prices might start from Rs 10 lakh to compete with the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, VW Taigun, and MG Astor.