Seven years after its launch in 2015, Maruti Suzuki has finally discontinued the S-Cross SUV in India. The company has now officially discontinued the car by removing it from the official site. For those unfamiliar, the S-Cross was the first model to be retailed through the Nexa dealership in India. The S-Cross is replaced by the Grand Vitara as the company’s top-of-the-line model.
History of S-Cross
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross was launched in 2015 and was the main competitor of Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. It offered two diesel engine options – 1.3 liter Multijet, 1.6 liter. While the 1.6 liter diesel engine developed an output of 117 hp while the smaller 1.3 liter engine offered an output of 89 hp.
In 2017, the S-Cross received an update in terms of cosmetics. The 1.6 liter engine variant was discontinued while the 1.3 liter engine variant continued to be offered. Later in 2020, the 1.5 liter petrol engine was introduced in the Indian market. The maximum power offered by the petrol engine was 103 hp while the torque was 138 Nm. The 1.5 engine finally got an option for manual and automatic. Previous engines (1.6 liter diesel, 1.3 liter diesel) were only available in manual variants.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
Currently, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is the company’s top-of-the-line model. The SUV is the first Maruti Suzuki SUV to receive a powerful hybrid engine and is offered in India. The Grand Vitara also offers an AWD function in the segment, which is quite rare. The AWD function was previously provided by Renault Duster (currently discontinued). The Grand Vitara has a starting price of Rs 10.45 lakh and goes up to Rs 19.65 lakh.
The Grand Vitara is offered as a mild hybrid and a strong hybrid. The mild-hybrid model gets a 1490cc petrol engine generating a maximum output of 92.45hp at 5500rpm. The maximum torque offered on the SUV is 122 [email protected] 4400-4800. The transmission is e-CVT while the drive type is 2WD. The maximum power offered by the battery is [email protected] rpm while the maximum torque is 141 Nm. The maximum power generated by the entire system is 115.56 PS (85 kW).
Likewise, the Smart Hybrid gets a 1462cc petrol engine that generates 103.06 [email protected] maximum power while the maximum torque generated is 136.8 @4400. The smart hybrid or mild hybrid comes in four types Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. The transmission is 5MT/ 6AT while the drive type is 2WD/ ALLGRIP (MT only) 2WD. The ALLGRIP SELECT offers the driver the choice between four driving modes (Auto, Sport, Snow and Lock). Simply put, ALLGRIP SELECT is Maruti Suzuki’s AWD system, which is offered for better driver handling.