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Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Sales Surge After Facelift Launch

Modified On May 07, 2018 03:32 PM By Khan Mohd. for Maruti SX4 S Cross

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The resurgent sales of the S-Cross facelift prove that looks do matter

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Facelift

When Maruti Suzuki launched the S-Cross in 2015, we found its design to be a bit bland, especially compared to other offerings in the compact and sub-compact SUV segments. And although it was launched with a competitive price tag for a car in its segment, it was surprising to see not many buyers line up outside the Nexa showrooms, like how they do for other cars from Maruti.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Facelift

In a bid to increase its appeal the homegrown carmaker overhauled the S-Cross’ easygoing design with a more aggressive one and added a host of features and technology too. In the process, it lost the rather brilliant 1.6-litre diesel engine. Although many enthusiasts across the country cried foul, this move has done wonders for the S-Cross’ sales figures.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Facelift

Truth be told, the lack of a powerful engine didn’t hurt us as much as the plain styling did. The updated S-Cross’ improved fuel efficiency (thanks to Suzuki’s SHVS mild-hybrid tech) and the added features sealed the deal for those who shied away from the premium crossover the first time around. At least, that’s what the sales numbers tell us.

Maruti S-Cross facelift figures – 6 months

Month

S-Cross

Renault Duster

Hyundai Creta

October 2017

5,510

919

9,248

November 2017

3,363

798

8,528

December 2017

2,847

1,369

6,755

January 2018

3,280

863

9,284

February 2018

3,523

763

9,278

March 2018

3,919

1,326

10,011

Maruti S-Cross pre-facelift figures – 6 months

Month

S-Cross

Renault Duster

Hyundai Creta

April 2017

2,676

1,303

9,213

May 2017

2,249

1,437

8,377

June 2017

228

1,233

6,436

July 2017

2,895

1,210

10,556

August 2017

48

1,402

10,158

September 2017

385

1,489

9,292

The average monthly sales (Apr-Sep 2017) of the pre-facelift model was 1414 units whereas that of the facelift (Oct 2017 to Mar 2018) is 3740 units. Clearly, sales of the S-Cross facelift has surpassed that of its predecessor by a good margin. But when compared to its competition - Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta - the S-Cross only manages to pip the French SUV, which averages 1006 units a month in the same period. However, the Creta continues to lead the pack with average monthly sales of 8851 units, more than twice that of the S-Cross.

The S-Cross facelift is powered by a 1.3-litre diesel engine with Suzuki’s mild-hybrid SHVS tech. This motor puts out 90PS of power and 200Nm of peak torque. It delivers a claimed mileage of 25.1kmpl, which is an increase of 1.45kmpl over its predecessor. For reference, the 1.6-litre diesel engine on the pre-facelift S-Cross developed 120PS of maximum power and 320Nm of peak torque.

Recommended: First Drive Review: Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Facelift

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