Review: 2017 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

18 March 2018, Neil Parkhi


The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross has its origin from the Suzuki SX4. At the Paris Motor Show in September 2012, Suzuki unveiled S-Cross Concept, a futuristic study of a compact crossover, as introduction of an upcoming production model. At that time, Suzuki announced that the S-Cross would be a new model, not a replacement for SX4, whose production was scheduled to continue. The S-Cross did replace the SX4 in many markets, while it remained the SX4 in others. In India, it is an all new model, as the SX4 was only a sedan in India. The new SX4 S-Cross design, loosely based on the S-Cross concept, was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The European model went on sale in the autumn of 2013. The SX4 S-Cross is not available in the United States or Canada, since Suzuki has withdrawn from these markets, but it is offered in Brazil and Mexico. It has been launched in India in September 2015, as the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross. For the Indonesian market, the SX4 S-Cross based on the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross was launched at the 24th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show on 11 August 2016.


The SX4 continues Suzuki's tradition of mini SUVs and compact SUVs. It was introduced in Japan on 1 December 2005, and internationally at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro's Italdesign studio, the SX4 (an abbreviation of "Sports X over all 4 seasons “). Although originally intended solely for the European market, the SX4 is sold in most of Suzuki's international markets. It falls within Japanese regulations concerning vehicle external dimensions and engine displacement for a car classified as a "compact". It is manufactured at the Magyar Suzuki plant in Esztergom, Hungary; Manesar, India; and Sagara, Japan. Production in Hungary was expected to be 60,000 units per year — two-thirds to be sold by Suzuki and one-third by Fiat, badged as the Sedici. The SX4 Crossover has also been sold in Indonesia since 2007. Earlier models were directly imported from Japan (Completely Built up/CBU), however, locally assembled versions were introduced a year later, to meet the higher than expected market demand. The locally assembled versions are then equipped with some new features, including four wheel disc brakes and Multi Information Display.


Steering and Transmission
Steering Type Electric Assist, Rack and Pinion Power Steering
Transmission Type 5 Speed Manual
Wheels and Tires
Front Wheel Type 16 inch 5 tri-spoke alloy wheels
Rear Wheel Type 16 inch 5 tri-spoke alloy wheels
Front Tire Type 205/60R16
Rear Tire Type 205/60R16
Front Brake Type Ventilated Disc
Rear Brake Type Solid Disc
Front Suspension Type MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Type Torsion Beam
Suspension Features Stabilizer Bars, Coil Springs, Gas Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Length (in, mm) 169.3in, 4300mm
Width (in, mm) 68.1in, 1785mm
Height (in, mm) 58.5in, 1595mm
Wheelbase (in, mm) 104.3in, 2600mm
Weight (lb, kg) 2502lb, 1215kg
Engine Specifications
Engine Type 1.3 litre 16 valve DDiS diesel inline 4 cylinder
Power (bhp, PS, kW) 89bhp, 90PS, 66kW @ 4000RPM
Torque (lb-ft, Nm) 148lb-ft, 200Nm @ 1750RPM
0-60 mph (0-97 kmph) 14.6 seconds
Top Speed (mph, kmph) 118 mph, 190 kmph
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Size (gal, L) 12.7 gallons, 48L
Fuel Type (AKI, RON) B20 Diesel
City Fuel Economy (mpg, kmpL) 54mpg, 23kmpL
City Fuel Economy (mpg, kmpL) 64mpg, 27kmpL
Cargo Specifications
Cargo Space (ft3, L) 12.5ft3, 353L
Max. Cargo Space (ft3, L) 12.5ft3, 353L