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Crossover From Maruti – Maruti Suzuki SX4 S Cross



One of the highly awaited car from Indian manufacturer was showcased earlier this month at IIFA awards. Cloned from much successful sedan SX4 , S cross has similar looks and is built on same platform. S cross it expected to hit Indian market upto next month. S cross will give tough competition to SUV’s and Cross over likes of Ford Ecosport , Upcoming Hyundai Creta , Renault Duster & Nissan Terrano.



Interiors looks spacious at first sight . Dashboard carries essence of Maruti interiors just like other cars of theirs. Though a attempt seems to be done on refreshing the basic swift interiors but it fails to prove a eye catching design. you wont find anything out of the box though interior can be rated as ‘decent’.  with a drive selector add on which will reflect on 4 x 4 vehicles will differentiate  S cross’s interior from other Maruti cars. Car has been designed for 5 passengers where 3 can seat comfortably in second row & and a lot of boot space.


S cross rear

S cross is designed as a  clean Cross over but to Indian minds at first glance looks much similar to earlier sedan from Maruti Sx4. With much similar head lights , just day time LED being add on , while rear gets a sharp look and classy triangular back lights. A lot of plastic will be seen across the lower circumference of the vehicle making it look more of Soft SUV .The side profile has changed slightly from the previous vehicle with the roofline being altered slightly. At the back, the S-Cross SX4 retains a similar profile as the outgoing vehicle but now gets sharper features including a new design for the tail lamps. The silver and black cladding can be seen here too and runs the length of the rear bumper. Suzuki has also fitted roof rails but in India we expect that they will offer a career as an optional extra.

Status Available/On-Sale
Tagline The Premium Crossover
Body Type Crossover
Country of Assembly India
Country of Manufacture India
Manufacturer Warranty 2 years or 40,000 kms (whichever is earlier from the date of purchase of vehicle)
Engine Displacement 1598 cc
Engine Description 1598cc, 4-cylinder, DOHC, DDiS 320
Maximum Power 118 BHP @ 3750 RPM
Maximum Torque 320 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Bore x Stroke 79.5 x 80.5 mm
Fuel Type Diesel
Transmission/Gearbox 6-speed manual gearbox
Drivetrain 2WD
Emission Standard BS IV
Top Speed (kmph) 210
Mileage (Combined) 14 kmpl (approx.)
Mileage (Certified) 22.7 kmpl
0-100 kmph 11.3 secs (approx.)
Overall Length 4300 mm
Overall Width 1765 mm
Overall Height 1590 mm
Wheelbase 2600 mm
Minimum Ground Clearance 180 mm
Kerb Weight 1250-1275 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight 1740 kg
Turning Radius 5.2 metres
Front Track 1535 mm
Rear Track 1505 mm
Seating Capacity 5
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 5 Doors
Boot Space 353 litres
Boot Space (Folded Rear Seats) 810 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 48 litres
Front Brakes Ventilated Disc
Rear Brakes Solid Disc
Front Suspension McPherson Strut with coil spring
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam with coil spring
Parking Brakes Yes (Chrome Tipped Parking Brake Lever)
Front Tyre 205/60 R16
Rear Tyre 205/60 R16
Alloy Wheels  Optional
Spare Wheel  Yes
Tubeless Tyres  Yes
Key In Reminder  Yes
Luggage Lamp Yes (Luggage Room Illumination)
Reading Lamp Yes (Front Map Lamp)
Steering Mounted Controls Yes (Audio Control)
Steering Mounted Calling Controls  Yes
Cabin Filter Yes (Dust & Pollen Filter)
Rear AC Vents  Yes
Remote Fuel Filler  Yes
Vanity mirror Yes (Driver & Co-Driver side with vanity mirror lamps)
Rear Parcel Shelf Yes (Dual Side Operable Parcel Tray)
Air Conditioner Automatic
Glove Box Damper  Yes
Rear Seat (Split) 60:40 split rear seats
Keyless Entry  Yes
Power Steering Tilt & Telescopic
Rear Defogger  Yes
Engine Start/Stop Button  Yes
Rear Washer & Wiper  Yes
Cruise Control  Yes
Audible Headlight-on Reminder  Yes
Clutch Foot Rest  Yes
Rain Sensing Wipers Yes (Rain Sensing Auto Wiper)
Power Windows Yes (Driver Side Auto UP/DOWN Window with anti Pinch)
Remote Boot Release  Yes
Accessory Socket Yes (Front & Luggage Room Accessory Socket)
Sliding and Reclining 2nd Row of Seats  Yes
MID (Multi Information Display) Yes (TFT Information Display)


 8,34,000 –  13,74,000

Masterpiece From Hyundai – Hyundai CRETA

Hyundai Creta Main



Hyundai has come up with another Masterpiece after creating tremendous impact by launching elite i20 in Indian market.  Much talked about upcoming compact SUV from Hyundai was known as ix25 earlier. CRETA was showcased by Korean manufacturer in Shanghai Auto show for the first time recently.

At first glance creta successfully looks to comply with fluidic design philosophy of korean major auto manufacturer. Creta’s design looks to be carried forward from Santa Fe and too much extent Creta looks to be a scaled version of Hyundai Santa Fe. Creta is expected to hit Indian roads later this month. The company elaborates that the name Creta was selected because the ‘pronunciation of Creta evokes welcome similarities with the term creative’. This name will be used in other markets as well.

Creta side view


Hyundai has done commendable job on Creta’s design front. SUV carries the charm of Santa Fe & Verna along with Fluidic design. Beautifully designed front head lamps with diamond like studded leds , appealing design of fog lamps , three row chromed front grille , well designed tail lamp somewhat similar to elite i20 combined with sharp looks and alloy wheels gives upper hand compared to rivals.

Hyundai Creta Interior


The car gets trendy all black and spacious interior. Its practicality can be judged with its 5-seater arrangement, with no lack of space for every passenger and a considerable boot space for their belongings. The car comes with all up to date features like touchscreen navigation system with USB and AUX compatibility, steering mounted controls and Bluetooth. The availability of automatic temperature control unit makes it a fantastic place to be in extreme weathers, riding to your favorite places of relief. Silver accents into the black interior makes it more appealing than everything else and the feeling of being premium is achieved.


Creta will be launched with 1.6 L Gasoline & Diesel power house which is carry forward from much proven Hyundai Verna. The Gasoline version will provide 124 hp of power and torque of 154 Nm coupled with 5 speed transmission , while the diesel version will churn 126 hp of max power and 265 Nm of peak torque. Diesel version  is expected to be more sought for Indian market.

Creta front



Body type    SUV
Country of Manufacture   INDIA
Engine Displacement  1582 cc
Engine Descriotion  1.6L, DOHC CRDi VGT
No. Of Cylinders  4
Peak Power  126 Bhp @ 4000 rpm
Peak Torque  265 Nm @ 1900 rpm
Fuel  Diesel
Transmission  6 Speed Manual Gearbox
Length  4270 mm
Width  1780 mm
Height  1630 mm
Wheel base  2590 mm
Seating Capacity  5 (2 + 3)
No. of Rows  2 Rows
No. of Doors  4 Door
Boot Space  NA
Power Steering  Yes
Front Fog Lamps  Yes
Adjustable Driver Seats  Yes ( Manual )
Engine Immobilizer  Yes
Air bags  Yes
Rear view Camera  Yes


8,50,000 –  11,00,000  INR ( Expected )

New Age XUV 5oo

Xuv front


Bold new styling. Cutting-edge technology. Premium new interiors. Make way for an all-new predator. Make way for the New Age XUV500. One look at the intimidating cheetah-inspired exterior, and you’ll find it hard to look away. Step in and you’re greeted by luxury so grand, you won’t want to step out again. Beneath the hood, improved dynamic torque delivers driving pleasure on any terrain. And the enhanced suspension gives you superior ride and handling. Brimming with exciting new age technology, the New Age XUV500 has been designed for a whole new experience.

Like in most facelifts, the 2015 Mahindra XUV500 retains its original silhouette which most Mahindra loyalists will be glad about. The major exterior changes are done to enhance its face. Replacing the old body coloured grille is a new black one with chrome inserts, similar to the New Scorpio. And though the headlight shape is unchanged, it gets a re-profiled cluster with a distinct S-shaped LED guide light which imitates day time running lights. But the big change here is the inclusion of cornering light which ensures there’s no surprise around a corner.

Also new is a bolder bonnet with rounded corners and fewer creases, and a muscular new front bumper. Replacing the old round shaped fog lamps are these new L-shaped ones, which have been positioned higher than before. There’s plenty of chrome too, like around the fog lamps and on the new skid plate at the bottom of the front bumper.

Look at the 2015 Mahindra XUV500 facelift from the side and you’ll notice a chrome strip highlighting the SUV’s entire shoulder line. Also new are fresh alloy wheels to complete the sporty theme. The only change at the back is a bolder chrome garnish on the registration plate, which completes the exterior design update.

xuv top view

Mahindra has also introduced two new body colours for the 2015 XUV500, Sunset Orange (which our test car sports) and Pearl White, apart from the usual five other shade offered before. The design has evolved with time and the changing demands of the customers, and overall it’s not over-the-top and nor does it try too hard to look fresh.

Type Powerful mHawk 140 Diesel Engine, 5th Generation Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT)
Cubic Capacity 2179 cc
Max Gross Power 103 kW (140 bhp) @ 3750 rpm
Max Gross Torque 330 Nm @1600-2800 rpm
Gear Box 6 speed synchromesh manual
Tyres P235/65 R17, Radial Tubeless
Suspension Independent Suspension
Front McPherson Type with Anti-Roll Bar
Rear Multilink type with Anti-Roll Bar
Brakes All Disc brakes
Front Disc & Caliper type
Rear Disc & Caliper type
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 litres
Turning Circle Radius 5.6 m
Gross Vehicle Weight 2510 Kg
Vehicle Dimensions
Wheelbase 2700 mm
Overall Width 1890 mm
Overall Length 4585 mm
Overall Height 1785 mm