Since the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross was first released in 2015, it hasn’t been the best Maruti when it comes to sales. With Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos dominating the segment, the S Cross has had a hard time keeping up with them. The S-Cross was Maruti’s attempt to make a mark in the premium mid-size crossover segment, however, it failed to achieve the desired target sales. Hence, Maruti Suzuki recently launched the Grand Vitara which is equipped with everything to compete in the mid-size SUV segment. As a result, Maruti seems to have removed the S-Cross from its website indicating that it has been discontinued.
The 2015 S-Cross is powered by a diesel Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre MultiJet unit called the S-Cross DDiS200. The more powerful version was the DDiS320 with a 1.6-litre diesel engine. The 200 was offered with a five-speed manual while the 320 was offered with a six-speed manual. In 2020, it left the diesel market entirely and the S-Cross was relaunched with a 1.5-litre petrol mild hybrid engine that can be had with a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. The length of the vehicle is 4300 mm, width is 1785 mm and wheelbase is 2600 mm. It has a maximum torque of 138 Nm at 4400 rpm and a maximum power of 103.25 bhp at 6000 rpm. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross mileage claimed by ARAI is 18.4 to 18.5 kmpl.
While the 2017 S-Cross facelift came with a bigger grille and a new SUV-like chin, the 2020 facelift lacked the BS6 engine and a new turbo-petrol unit that was very common in almost all cars that year. The S-Cross petrol also gets the updated SmartPlay screen interface, with its improved user experience. The model was available in five colors including Nexa Blue, Caffeine Brown, Granite Grey, Pearl Arctic White, and Premium Silver. The mid-size crossover was priced between ₹ 8.72 lakh and all the way up to ₹ 12.70 lakh (ex-showroom average). The S-Cross comes in 7 variants with prices starting at ₹11.08 lakh.