While the India-spec Maruti S-Cross hasn’t been tested by NCAP, the Europe-spec model, which shares the platform and many features with the Indian version, has bagged full 5-star adult protection rating in Europe NCAP
It has come to light that Abhijit Parrikar, son of late Manohar Parrikar recently met with an accident at Sulcornem, Goa. He was driving a facelifted Maruti S-Cross that seems to have overturned after hitting an obstacle. It has been reported that Abhijit is completely safe and that the S-Cross provided him with good protection.
For the uninitiated, the Maruti S-Cross bagged a 5-star adult protection rating in Euro NCAP crash test. However, the car that was tested is the Euro-spec model that gets some more features than the Indian version. Still, however, the Indian model should be able to provide similar levels of safety to a large extent as the basic safety kit on both models is the same. Even the platform for both the cars is the same, which means the structural strength shouldn’t have a difference. The Indian version comes with dual airbags, ABS with EBD and disc brakes on all 4 wheels. Unlike most Maruti models, it’s also quite well built. Moreover, the S-Cross comes with ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard and the automatic version even gets an automatic transmission.
Powering the Maruti S-Cross is a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that comes mated to the SHVS mild-hybrid system. It outputs 105PS and 138Nm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque-converter automatic unit. Prices of S-Cross range between Rs. 8.39 – 12.39 Lakh (ex-showroom).
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The crossover offers an ARAI-rated fuel efficiency of 18.5 kmpl, which is the best in ihe segment. The highlights of the features list include Hill Hold Assist, a 7-inch Touchscreen SmartPlay infotainment systemwith Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, LED headlamps, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, rear parking sensors and camera, auto-dimming IRVM, and electrically adjustable ORVMs.
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