Suzuki S-Cross may have a significant entry in the compact SUV segment, which has many admirers in India. It is a crossover and not a SUV, and would serve as the flagship in the company’s model range and an image builder for the company. Qualities
It is stylish, good looking and distinct and will have an impressive road presence. The profile serves to highlight its elegance. Its overtaking is effortless, and the strong mid-range is capable of giving a satisfying experience. Its performance and driving dynamics will be its strong point. The feature of decent body control and good front-end grip allows it to negotiate corners sharp edges quickly. The steering is responsive.
The head lamps have daytime running diodes and the rear fog light is good. 16-inch wheels and the 4×4 system make it great on the roads. It has 2,600 mm wheelbase giving a comfortable back seat.
Moreover it is lightweight and has the latest of four-wheel-drive technology.
It has good thigh support, decent legroom from where getting in and out is easy. The 430-litre luggage area is standard, and luggage can even be accommodated in side panels. It has the ability to carry load. It has familiar steering wheel and the window switches. The interiors are plush and the plastic quality is decent. The chrome accents around the vents and centre console look modern. It has a practical cabin, large bins, glove box and fine condition controls, two handy cup holders beside the handbrake. The seating comfort is improved and there is a change in equipment also
It has conventional mechanicals, with Mac Pherson struts and torsion bar. It is fuel-efficient in the default Auto mode. Its sharp throttle inputs take 20 percent of the torque to the rear wheels. It has two more advanced 1.6-litre engines (petrol and diesel). The 1.6 diesel motor is 1.3 DDiS powering and developing a decent 118 bhp and 32.63 kgm of torque. Its four-cylinder turbo-diesel, is mated to a six-speed manual, propels a heavy car of 1,300 kg. The engine is noisy and not quiet. The gear shift is precise. The suspension is tuned and gives improved ride quality.
The price at launch will be in the region of Rs 8 lakh to Rs 14 lakh. It will give the automaker an entry in the highly competitive crossover segment and is expected to do well, given a robust reputation and fine service network. It has good road presence, and it is worthy of weaving magic on the road. The Maruti brand has the trust, confidence and appeal for the Indian admirer. It is likely to come up for sale in March 2015. It is seeking to catch the eye of those looking to buy comfort and speed.
It will meet the demanding nature of Indian people and provide an innovative product, which can fulfil the need of maximum comfort, space, fuel efficiency and great safety. It will be good to enhance the image of Maruti.