Maruti Suzuki India Limited holds the majority share in the Indian car market. Reason? Simple, cars from Maruti Suzuki sell in big numbers. But times some cars do not get this privilege, from many one vehicles is the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross. After being in the market for about 7 years, due to relatively low sales numbers, the company is planning to pull the plug on this premium crossover. Why? to make way for the YFG allegedly!
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross | The Expensive Maruti
Maruti Suzuki launched this vehicle back in 2015 and the vehicle back then was non like any other Marutis. For one, the S-Cross came with some first in Maruti, heck it also came with some first in segment features. This is something indigestable from a vehicle manufacturer that manufacturers budget cars. Some of these features include cruise control, lights in vanity mirrors, android auto, apple carplay, and more.
- With that, a set of two engines was also something that one couldn’t associate with Maruti. Both the power units in the S-Cross were diesel and one was bigger and more powerful than the other. That said, under the hood, S-Cross came with a traditional 1.3-litre multijet diesel engine and the other was a 1.6-liter unit.
- The 1.3-litre used to generate 89ps of max power and 200Nm of peak torque. And the other mill was capable of generating a whopping 120ps of max power and 320Nm of ultimate torque. This is the engine that is also common in the tuning industry as a tuned 1.6-litre S-Cross can push upwards of 200bhp.
- The former engine was mated to a 5-speed manual and the latter with a 6-speed Manual, again something that was non like conventional Maruti.
- Fast forward to 2022, due to the BS6 emission norms kicking in 2020, Maruti Suzuki has been selling the S-Cross in petrol-only format. The petrol mill was a 1.5-litre unit that was capable of generating a peak output of 105ps and 138Nm of torque. Also, the engine was mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter. But before this 4-speed tuned into 6, Maruti Suzuki discontinued the S-Cross.
Is Maruti Suzuki Planning to Discontinue the S-Cross?
To begin with, the sales of the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross were not headline-making. Also, the car was in the market for more than 6 years and it needed a thorough update to compete with the market.
- Also, as the S-Cross was not like a conventional Maruti, so was the price of this cross-over. Back when it was launched, till today, S-Cross was the most expensive product in its line-up.
- With that, the pricing and the technical specifications (Except dimensions) coincide with Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. And this subcompact SUV has seen a lot better days than S-Cross.
- For some, even the looks were a little off, which could be a reason for S-Cross not selling in big numbers.
More about the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross | Through The Ages (2015-2020)
- If you are not aware, the S-Cross rivaled cars like the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Kia Seltos, and other compact SUVs.
Most importantly, discontinuing the S-Cross there will leave an empty void in Maruti’s line-up at that price and segment. Now, Maruti can focus more on a new vehicle that they are working with Toyota and might be launched in India in the future. It is the YFG.
Let us know in the comment section below, what do you think of the S-Cross? Should Maruti Suzuki discontinue the S-Cross??