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Old 26th September 2015, 19:21   #1861
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1500 dealers is the number of Maruti dealers and not Nexa. Pan India there are around 50 Nexa dealers. This will increase to 100 by April 2016.
I guess what he meant was of the same car was sold through regular Maruti dealership rather than through NEXA, the sales would have been better than what it stands today. I agree pricing plays a very important role in sales but if the car availability for one to see is limited, the interest fades off.

Say for example: Hyderabad - it has 2 NEXA's that are operational and both of them are located 30 kms away from where I stay on the other end of the city. Not feasible for all.

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Nearly 680 Maruti Suzuki dealers in India. If each dealership sold 15 cars a month, S Cross numbers would be no match and no competition!
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Old 26th September 2015, 20:32   #1862
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I guess what he meant was of the same car was sold through regular Maruti dealership rather than through NEXA, the sales would have been better than what it stands today. I agree pricing plays a very important role in sales but if the car availability for one to see is limited, the interest fades off.

Say for example: Hyderabad - it has 2 NEXA's that are operational and both of them are located 30 kms away from where I stay on the other end of the city. Not feasible for all.
Yes Anurag, I assumed that my fellow bhpians are already aware of the fact that S Cross is a premium segment and available only in NEXA and hence did not elaborate on it.
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Old 26th September 2015, 21:26   #1863
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I have seen only one other s cross on the road in the last one week in Cochin. I see at-least 5 cretas per day.

Proud to be in the exclusive club.
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Old 26th September 2015, 21:45   #1864
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Three in Noida and at least 10 people approached me to say, this car looks awesome, TV me itni badi nahi lagti. 5 comparisons with X1 and i havent upgraded the alloys yet .
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Old 26th September 2015, 22:17   #1865
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Hi all,

Was seriously considering scross. However in Trivandrum I have still not seen even 1 scross yet.Apparently the closest showroom is 250 kms away from tvm which happens to be the capital city of kerala.

No idea what maruti aims to do with nexa but I don't think they are really interested in selling scross.

just wanted to check if anybody has actually seen an scross in South kerala.
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1500 dealers is the number of Maruti dealers and not Nexa. Pan India there are around 50 Nexa dealers. This will increase to 100 by April 2016.

Maruti dealer cannot sell the S-cross. It can only be sold through a Nexa dealership.
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Exactly! That is my point. if selling was the intention, MSIL could have used the existing 1500 dealerships to sell S Cross. It is offering S Cross to customers via exclusive Maruti Suzuki NEXA showrooms to provide that Exclusive buying experience to the customers. Hence, MSIL is clearly not looking at numbers, it is looking to build a brand, improve quality and build relationships. With the establishment of a brand, with relationship growing, global customers will be proud to be associated with premium brand of MSiL. Easier said than done, I agree alot of hard work to be done.
AFAIK, Maruti Suzuki non NEXA dealers can accept bookings for S-Cross, if there is no NEXA showroom nearby (or in their city). Though, they cannot keep any S-Cross for TD or show car.

If customer places an order at a normal dealership, it's the dealer's responsibility to place an order to the closest NEXA dealer for the customer and deliver it to the customer. In this case, the customer would be deprived of TD and the Luxury of buying S-Cross. But most of the customers falling into this category would be those who have had seen/experienced S-Cross already.

So, IMO, S-Cross will take time to reach the peak, and sooner the people actually start understanding the concept of "Crossover" and how is it different from "Hatchback" and "SUV", sooner this peak will reach and more stable it will be.

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Hi all,

Was seriously considering scross. However in Trivandrum I have still not seen even 1 scross yet.Apparently the closest showroom is 250 kms away from tvm which happens to be the capital city of kerala.

No idea what maruti aims to do with nexa but I don't think they are really interested in selling scross.

just wanted to check if anybody has actually seen an scross in South kerala.


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I have seen only one other s cross on the road in the last one week in Cochin. I see at-least 5 cretas per day.

Proud to be in the exclusive club.
I have seen more than 10 S-Cross here in gurgaon, most of them in Brown colour But there could be same car being spotted again and again

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I yesterday had a bit of a mishap with the car. My cousin who is here from Australia took my car for a test drive last night. While reversing the car, he scraped the rear bumper on the footpath :banghead:

The silver panel on the lower end of the bumper popped out and was hanging when he brought the car home. Not a happy sight for me, I could have cried at that moment :(

Anyhow, I visited Maruti Service Naraina and called up my trusted guy Mr Mukesh who is in charge of the body shop. He cringed at the sight of the car too! Nonetheless, he took the car in the body shop and brought it back in perfect condition within 15 minutes.

On asking, he told me that it is a separate bumper-like panel attached with locks onto the black cladding of the bumper. He took out & refixed this panel which thankfully had only 1 broken lock out of a dozen and is of a flexible kind. I tried pushing & pulling it but there is no sign of repair or refixing or anything. Also, he assured me that parts aren't expensive and I should not worry about the car at all.

He didn't charge me a penny. No job cards opened. He escorted me out of the gate with a big smile. I would say, people like him at Maruti service station are the reason I went for another Maruti car even though initially I had planned to not buy Maruti again.
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Old 27th September 2015, 14:23   #1868
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First off, a big hello to all of you. This is my first post although I have been reading the forums for a while now.
I got the silver 1.3 zeta around 3 weeks ago and so far have been very satisfied with the car! I wanted to comment on Nexa service. I had to take the car in to test the airbag warning light and they gave me a loaner car for the day. I was not expecting that and was pleasantly surprised to say the least. Very happy with their service so far.
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.. they gave me a loaner car for the day.
Thats a pleasantly surprising and very welcome policy. I think its also a segment first. Apparently MSIL have got some parts of the Nexa premium strategy right, if not everything.
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Old 27th September 2015, 18:58   #1870
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Just back from a weekend trip, Greater Noida- Jaipur and back. Must say i am really satisfied with the performance. Surpisingly was never left for lack of power during the highway drive. Even overtaking was never a problem. I don't know what Suzuki has done with the engine but the 1.3 engine pulls this car effortlessly. That after having driven a Verna Fluidic 1.6 for three years. Of course the surge was missing but liked the cruise like quality, a different and definitley fullfilling experience.
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Went for another test drive of 1.6 today. Had driven on highway last time and this time told the RM that I wanted to check out how it behaves in city traffic. I primarily wanted to see how bad the turbo lag is and how difficult/easy it is to maneuver the car in dense city traffic.

This time the RM had kept his word and the vehicle was ready when I reached Nexa. It was the same one that I dove some days ago and it had done close to 5,000 km by then. No rattles even though I was sure those who drove the 1.6 might have abused it badly.

Wanted to check the windows for any rattle, since it was mentioned in an earlier post. The power window system seemed a bit flimsy and was no where close to my vento. The RM said anti-pinch feature works well and I tried to stop the window but withdraw half way when it showed no intention of backtracking.

The RM readily obliged when I told him I wanted to take the car to Vejalpur area where the roads are dug up since a year ago. The result is no roads, rutted and uneven stretches, huge potholes, and speedbreakers of various sizes. Add to these cows, buffaloes, dogs, handcarts, and the regular flow of all kinds of vehicles entering and leaving the road from anywhere and everywhere.

The vehicle took the irregularities on the road with ease. Didn't feel the lag that much. Instead, if one is not in a rush the lag is easily manageable. All-round visibility was fine. Potholes were dismissed nonchalantly, no rattles even on rutted roads and I could potter around easily in the second and third gears even below 1750 rpm. In fact I never even went above 1800 rpm during the entire td.

The RM has promised me another drive -- this time on the Ahmedabad-Vadodara Expressway.
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Just back from a weekend trip, Greater Noida- Jaipur and back. Must say i am really satisfied with the performance. Surpisingly was never left for lack of power during the highway drive. Even overtaking was never a problem. I don't know what Suzuki has done with the engine but the 1.3 engine pulls this car effortlessly. That after having driven a Verna Fluidic 1.6 for three years. Of course the surge was missing but liked the cruise like quality, a different and definitley fullfilling experience.
Been driving my S-Cross 200 on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway since Day one (done 2500+). I have been earlier driving a Ritz VXI 2010 on the same route. I have enjoyed the way the Ritz pulled uptil 4000 rpm and have crossed the 140 mark with it (only on Saturdays/Sundays). Maruti's K-12 engine is a rare gem!

About the S-Cross, it took me some time to adjust to the 1.3 MJD gearbox since this is my first diesel car. The car pulls good when floored but lacks power post 3500. Since it has a better BHP than my Ritz, I feel quite satisfied with it.

The Ritz was stable but used to get a bit bouncy at high speeds. The S-Cross is miles ahead with the handling and stability at those speeds but there is a slight shiver felt in the steering at high speeds. The car remains grounded and steering feedback is satisfactory too. Feels like 100 kph while actually over 120 kph. :thumbup:

PS: I found that accelerating the car using the Cruise control buttons is way better and totally effortless. My friend's swift zdi pulls even better than the S-Cross (weight difference) on some occassions but it stands nowhere in terms of stability & braking.

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I have a question to experts, is there any significant weight difference between the European and Indian SCross? My question is because of the various crash test results I've been seeing lately and the difference in results of Indian make Hyundais and other vehicles. I understand that no car is 100% safe but still I would like to take some precautions.

I'm also happy to note that people are happy with the performance of 1.3 variant. As I'm not in a hurry, I intend to take it in February/March, I'm looking at all options, maybe some more options post Auto Expo 2016. I had gone to my local MSIL service center yesterday and was happy to know that the training is over for SCross and is scheduled for Baleno now.
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Update at 220 kms of ownership.Though have driven diesels this is the first ownership of one. ( Never owned vehicles with the DDiS engine, until now)

Must say I am extremely satisfied with its performance, this for being a city ride for me.
Getting used to changing gears a bit more than in the past, that was not existing tin the Polo(Petrol) that I am used to.

Surprisingly was never left for lack of power during a bit of the highway drive( with 3 on board).
Slotting in reverse gear seems a bit tricky at times.
Mileage at present ~ 15km/l

This week's update (To be done)
3M Paint sealant will be done.

More in the ownership thread(pending). Until then a tease with this pic!
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