At the time of S-Cross launch in 2015, the design was quite tedious as compared to other offerings in the compact and sub-compact SUV ranges. However, the price was as per the other models in the market, still, it was not able to attract many customers like we see a throng outside the Maruti showrooms.
In order to attract more customers, the S-Cross looks have been revised by the company along with a range of features and technology. The brilliant 1.6-litre diesel engine also sees a miss this time.
As mentioned by the company, seeing the sales figure, the missing of the powerful engine will not lose us like the sober styling cues did. Addition of Suzuki’s SHVS mild-hybrid tech-enhanced the fuel efficiency and added features made buyers to have a look at premium crossover.
Before the updated version launch, the average monthly sales in Apr-Sep 2017 period was 1414 units and with the introduction of a facelift, the sales increased to 3740 units per month averagely in Oct 2017 to Mar 2018 period. Apparently, the sales figure shows how it is improved over predecessor with the facelift model. Comparing with the competitor, Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta, the S-Cross makes an average sale of 1006 units a month during the same period of time. Although, the Creta is leading with sales of 8851 units per month on an average.
The S-Cross facelift takes power from a 1.3-litre diesel engine along with mild-hybrid SHVS tech of Suzuki. The engine generates a peak power of 90PS and a peak torque of 200Nm. It renders a mileage of 25.1kmpl. The previous 1.6-litre diesel engine was able to churn out a peak power of 120PS and a peak torque of 320Nm.