The New Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Should Be on Your Purchase List

Review

 

S-Cross is the very first car of Maruti Suzuki that sold through Nexa. In the redesign S-Cross, Maruti Suzuki has readopted the original design language which characterized by a personalized and elegant. Features, such as automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, and cameras are also provided for the new S-Cross. In addition, there are standard-spec of two safety airbags, disc brakes and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) for all versions which will benefit the consumers.

Driving Performance

 

Engine and Transmission

S-Cross has a new 1.3L DDiS 200 Smart Hybrid Diesel Engine used for its heart which is one of the most successful Suzuki engines. Nevertheless, all S-Cross models are only available in one engine and manual transmission regrettably.

Steering and Handling

S-Cross uses the same suspension as previous but some minor adjustments were done to fit with the slightly bigger wheels. Furthermore, driving smoothness is one of the S-Cross's highlights, and the new suspension adjustments allow for a more stable drive. Meanwhile, there is a reasonable shake when the acceleration is more than 100km/h. The heavyweight of the steering requires more strength when making a turn but it's steady for highway cruising. Besides, the gear shift is responsive and the clutch is light.

Mileage

 

Maruti Suzuki gives the official mileage data which is 25.1 km/l, and if this can be achieved in reality then S-Cross is definitely good in fuel economy SUV.

Exterior

 

Dimensions

※Overall Length (mm): 4300

※Overall Width (mm): 1785

※Overall Height (mm) (with Roof Rail): 1595

※Wheelbase (mm): 2600

Design

The front part of the new S-Cross has a chromed larger grille with many vertical lines which shows its generous look, and also an air-damped bumper under the grille.

Lighting

※Daytime Running Lamps with LED (ALPHA)

※Turn Lamp on ORVMs (EXCEPT SIGMA)

※Split Rear Combination Lamps

※LED Rear Combination Lamps (ALPHA)

Tyres

215/60 R16 (Steel & Alloy)

Interior

 

Dashboard

The interior design of S-Cross is as well as those of Suzuki's cars which sell at Nexa dealership. It provides leather upholstery for top-spec version and good quality of fabric seats for the low-spec version. The dashboard is eye-catching as well, it has a touchscreen infotainment system that allows connecting to Apple's CarPlay, Google's Android Auto and Mirrorlink.

Space

The big rear bench can easily have three people sit and you can enjoy ample shoulder room and legroom, but the headroom maybe not so friendly to tall people.

Specifications and Features

EXTERIOR

※Steel Wheels (SIGMA), Machined Alloy Wheels (EXCEPT SIGMA)

INTERIOR

※Fabric Seat Upholstery (EXCEPT ALPHA), Leather Seat Upholstery (ALPHA)

※Outside Temperature Display

※Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel (ALPHA)

INFOTAINMENT

※SmartPlay Infotainment System (ZETA ALPHA), Apple CarPlay (ZETA ALPHA), Android Auto (ZETA ALPHA)

※Door Speakers (4) (EXCEPT SIGMA), Tweeters (2) (ZETA ALPHA)

※Bluetooth Connectivity (EXCEPT SIGMA), USB + AUX in Connectivity (EXCEPT SIGMA)

SAFETY

※Anti-theft Security System (EXCEPT SIGMA), Engine Immobiliser

※Reverse Parking Sensors, Reverse Parking Camera (ZETA ALPHA)

Conclusion

In short, S-Cross is safety and practicality due to its stable driving and spacious cabin. Foldable rear seats are able to make room for passengers or luggage, which suitable for the bigger family and long-distance traveler. In addition, Suzuki has done well in both terms of exterior and interior, also received the high safety comments from ASEAN NCAP.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross