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Maruti Suzuki S-cross To be Discontinued, New Mid Size SUV to take its place

By Shriyansh Garg

S-cross was the first premium offering from Maruti Suzuki and was supposed to bring a premium crossover to the Indian market but since its launch the car has failed in recording a response like other Suzuki’s in the range, and with a new Hybrid mid size SUV in the pipelines Suzuki just might be ready to kill off the S cross badge in  India forever.


Engine Options Provided During It Production Run

During its first outing the S-cross was launched with 1.3 as well as 1.6 litre engines , while sales for the crossover remained low Suzuki gave the a car a styling freshen up with a new 1.5 petrol offering to help the sales , but the car competing against the likes of Hyundai Creta which has recorded herculean sales , has lost its momentum.


And now, there is not only Creta, there are more cars to battle with in the compact SUV segment. This includes Kia Seltos, MG Astor, VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq – all new gen, modern cars with latest tech and features. With multiple attempts of reviving S-Cross not resulting in desired outcome, Maruti has decided to discontinue S-Cross form India – claims a new report from Financial Express. Maruti has not announced this officially yet. Earlier, it was believed that Maruti might launch the updated new gen S-Cross in India, which made its debut in international market a few months ago.


Since Suzuki stands on the cusp of launching new mid size SUV which would rival the likes of Creta its possible  the manufacturer might pull the plug on the S cross.


New Mid Size SUV

Image credits: ICN

The New SUV based on an all new platform, built in partnership with Toyota, the upcoming Maruti YFG is referred to as Creta Killer. Spy shots have already leaked online, but not much is known about the design or interiors. Reports claim that it will be offered with a petrol 1.5 liter engine option. It may also get a hybrid powertrain, which will help the SUV become one of the most fuel efficient cars in the segment. Although it might not matter much but s cross was a brilliant approach at across over vehicle that had a brilliant ability to be hatchback as well perform the functions of SUV’S with its superior stance and ground clearance.and its first outing with a the1.6 imported engine meant the car was fun to drive as well ,  S cross’s production end would be sad one for us.

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