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Old 30th December 2015, 13:21   #2821
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Have a question folks.. The S Cross owners manual says that the run in period is 600 miles or 960 kms. However a lot of other posts on Team-BHP suggest a run in period of 2000 odd kms. Does this vary by car or is it safe to just stick to the suggestion in the manual? What have the current S Cross owners followed?
1000 kms with limit on revs below 2500 rpm and no hard footing on the throttle should suffice. No other worries!!
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Got delivery of 1.3 Alpha Silver S Cross on the 10th December.

Extremely disappointed with Sai Nexa at Lower Parel. Calls were not returned and the entire premium service was missing. Had a much better customer experience at Vitesse where I bought my Swift. First job was to head to Bombay tyres at Milan subway and change the Tyres to Michelin P3ST. As had not driven more than 50Kms on the original tyres I cannot comment on the difference in performance. Short while later also changed the rims to Plati wheels. Got a reasonable exchange offer with the 25 grand changing hands for both the tyres and wheels. Good service from them and was happy with the result.

Previously had a Swift petrol and was wondering how the difference to diesel will be. Surprisingly not much! This engine revs quite freely and the pick up is quite decent. Even though the Cross is almost half a metre longer than the Swift it took not more than 2 days to get used to and the easy manoeuvrability of the steering helped. Driving in the city for the first 400 kms resulted in an average of 16 KPL. 200 Kms of fast expressway driving this morning returned a KPL of 22. The S cross is more stable than the swift and lane changes and overtaking moves were easily handled. The only area I got caught out was on some sharp turns on the road to Lonavala at speed where you can feel the weight of the vehicle and it goes around a little reluctantly compared to the Swift which used to handle these turns really well.

Cruising between 80 to 120 on the high way is where the S Cross feels quite relaxed and I returned home fresh after 4 hours at the wheel with one stop for breakfast. The tyres were silent on the expressway and the noise levels at 100+ were much better than earlier Swift which had a lot of wind and tyre noise filtering through to the cabin. Driving in the stop and go traffic of Bandra has not really proved to be a hassle. The light clutch and relatively small size of the S cross allows for squeezing into gaps and quick gear shifts. I have to say I am not disappointed I choose the 1.3 as the performance is quite satisfactory. I prefer a sedate driving style and like to speed on open road and the smaller engine is perfectly suited to this. Overtaking at no time was an issue and braking with all four discs was reassuring and well controlled.

The HID's really light up the road and everything is working as advertised including the cruise control. Very easy to familiarise with the touch screen of the head unit. The blue tooth connectivity and recognition was excellent. Using Android and IOS. Finding the luggage space a bit tight as can just about manage to fit two medium size suitcases in there. If you take off the parcel tray you can fit/pile more stuff but this hampers rear visibility. There should have been a space saver spare wheel and lower boot floor. This would have freed up useful room One cheap shot is they have given a steel wheel as spare and not alloy. Even the swift original spare was alloy!!! Another irritant is the whip antenna which has to be unscrewed each time I fit the cover on. Why could we not get a Shark fin.

Overall extremely happy with the S Cross.

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Got delivery of 1.3 Alpha Silver S Cross on the 10th December.
Extremely disappointed with Sai Nexa at Lower Parel. Calls were not returned and the entire premium service was missing. Had a much better customer experience at Vitesse where I bought my Swift .
First job was to head to Bombay tyres at Milan subway and change the Tyres to Michelin P3ST.As had not driven more than 50Kms on the original tyres I cannot comment on the difference in performance. Short while later also changed the rims to Plati wheels .Got a reasonable exchange offer with the 25 grand changing hands for both the tyres and wheels. Good service from them and was happy with the result.
Congratulations on your new Car! I should be getting my 1.6 Alpha S Cross (Blue) by the second week of January. I booked it at Navnit Nexa and not Sai Nexa. I am planning to switch the tyres too as soon as I get the car and will definitely check out Bombay tyres for that as it is closer to the showrooom
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Is it true that the 1.6L version of S-Cross comes with a super charger ? I observed that in car (v)ale dot com and just read the official review here to confirm it. But, I could not find any mentioning about a super charger. Did anybody else notice that ?!!
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I have installed a supercharger in my 1.6 S- Cross

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Thanks to team-BHP members for great support so far!!!
May be a little long post; with few questions at the end for experts to pitch-in with their experience.

First on Test drive:
Thanks to vacation week roads were relatively empty providing wonderful opportunity to test the vehicle. Test drove both S-cross 1.3 & 1.6 back-to-back. In comparison to 1.3, 1.6 was relatively good at lower rpm and was eager to move quickly to higher speed and post throttle threshold it was just bliss to drive as well as to overtake other vehicles. Needed to control my urge to see other vehicle in mirror.

And then I remembered GTO remark – “If it has to be an S-Cross, it has to be the DDiS 320”. Rightly said GTO.

Booking experience: at Kalyani Motor, Bangalore
Excellent support extended by Madhuri and RM Somesh first day, from answering questions; to sorting out some niggle w.r.t. car leasing (pre-approved Bank loan was backup). However at second day (at time of booking) experience was compromised, when they insisted to deposit the exchange vehicle either today or by 3-Jan, (may be because of year-end inventory accounting), which was not possible for me due to planned New Year trip. However there was a big sigh of relief once they agreed to take the vehicle in 2’nd week of January. So far so good.

Coming back to questions w.r.t. Modification planned (Driving: 70% in city and 30% highway)
  1. No upsize in mind, changing tyre to Michelin Primacy 3ST (http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Mi.../Primacy-3.htm). Any other tyre recommended for better dry as well as wet grip and less road noise and needless to say should withstand Bangalore sharp potholes without any sidewall issue?
  2. Is Stock alloy is good enough or do I need to change the allow to likes/range of Momo Raptor, MSW 24 (No, not to increase the coolness factor of vehicle but to help better ride quality, less noise)
  3. Can someone comment the usefulness of germin navigation device sitting on dash (not integrated) vs Samsung galaxy note 4 map (which I am used to so far)? When checked to few shop around for buyback, no one is interested in it. Why Maruti is giving such device and increasing carbon footprint of Mother Earth.
  4. Want to change in-dash player to something better (my need: Sound reproduction, Hands-free calling, Parking Camera input, Smartphone connectivity/Bluetooth and as a Bonus: Integrated Navigation). Checked Nexa recommended accessories and they only have/recommended Sony [COLOR=windowtext]XAV-68BT[/COLOR] (Rs.19K) and Sony [COLOR=windowtext]XAV-712BT[/COLOR] (Rs.35K). Any other recommendation.
  5. My Next US trip is few month away…any item worth bringing from there like auto dimming IVRM, Infotainment system etc.
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Thanks to team-BHP members for great support so far!!!
Test drove both S-cross 1.3 & 1.6 back-to-back. In comparison to 1.3, 1.6 was relatively good at lower rpm and was eager to move quickly to higher speed and post throttle threshold it was just bliss to drive as well as to overtake other vehicles. Needed to control my urge to see other vehicle in mirror.

And then I remembered GTO remark – “If it has to be an S-Cross, it has to be the DDiS 320”. Rightly said GTO.
Congrats! Have you booked Alpha 1.6 ?

Stock alloys are Okay & serve their purpose but if you have vitamin M, then go for MOMO.

If you want to further improve the handling, tyre upgrade to 215 width is recommended for 1.6, the torque is enormous! For 1.3, 205 section is adequate. I am driving in extremely relaxed mode with very light input on the throttle; this vehicle is so eager to pull up.

Bluetooth works like charm, mine is a Delta. Bringing in accessories from US is your own choice. HU in Alpha seems to be adequate, users can comment better.

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Went to Faridabad Nexa showroom yesterday.
I was surprised to read the day' delivery status board.
Total cars to be delivered - 19
Scross (200 & 320) - 14
Baleno - 5

Guess, some baleno buyers have shifted to Scross considering the tempting price and less waiting period.
Will have to wait for the Dec sale number of Scross.

Wondering how Maruti is going to revise the Scross next year. Would be really difficult for sales guys to justify, if they go back to the launch price.
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I have installed a supercharger in my 1.6 S- Cross
Really!!? Where did you got it done. It will be exciting to know about performance,cost, effectiveness of this. Please share the details.
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Went to Faridabad Nexa showroom yesterday.
I was surprised to read the day' delivery status board.
Total cars to be delivered - 19
Scross (200 & 320) - 14
Baleno - 5

Guess, some baleno buyers have shifted to Scross considering the tempting price and less waiting period.
Will have to wait for the Dec sale number of Scross.

Wondering how Maruti is going to revise the Scross next year. Would be really difficult for sales guys to justify, if they go back to the launch price.
Well I am one in the list that moved from Baleno to SCross after the tempting discounts. I did ask the RM on how the pricing would look like in Jan and he mentioned that it would probably be 30 or 40k lesser than launch price but not as low as the Dec price.

He also called out that they are incurring loses by selling 1.6 at such low prices just to clear stock. Once stock is cleared 1.6 will be manufactured only after booking.

Not sure how true this is but this is what the RM said.
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Where did you got it done. It will be exciting to know about performance,cost, effectiveness of this. Please share the details.
1) Probably Amazon or Aliexpress.
2) $7-8 for a pair of 2 emblems. Looks is the effectiveness.

Here you go -

http://www.amazon.com/Yoaoo-oem%C2%A...arged+car+logo

Engine has not been Supercharged

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Tomorrow I am getting delivery of my 1.6 Alpha. Battle of deciding the tyres still going on due to non availability of stocks. I was in two minds to upsize or not. But after many deliberations had resorted for stock size Primacy 3ST. unfortunately it is out of stock and many dealers are not able to source Michelin's in other sizes as well immediately.

Getting buyback of 5000 Per tyre for JK Elanzo's.

Now i have 2 Choices mainly:

205/60 16 - Goodyear Assurances (500 Rs extra post exchange per tyre, Better VFM)
215/60 16 - Yokohama A348 (1.8% Deviation, ride height increase of 6mm)
225/55 16 - Yokohama db ES501 (Somewhat fitting in my budget(9k) but Lot of negative reviews, even-though perfect upsize but i am not convinced for S-Cross and other premium tyres are out of my budget)

I am quite puzzled right now whether just go with tried and tested 205/60R16 Goodyear Assurances or to go with decent Yokohama A348 upsize of 215/60R16 to handle available high torque of 1.6.

Any quick suggestions would be appreciated folks!
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Hi,

Can someone help me clear this query.
With the current offers in store for a Chevrolet Cruze LT, it works out to be 30-40k cheaper than a S-cross 320 Alpha. I know for sure that for one who opts for the 320 Alpha, the engine alone will be a decisive factor. How well do the 320 DDIS perform when compared to the 2.0 Vcdi of the Cruze? Is there a noticeable difference between these two? I own a chevrolet for the past 4 years and is okey with the GM service. So that wont be a decision maker. Featurewise, the significant omission in Cruze seems to be the Touchscreen display. Rest seems to be more or less the same.

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Hi,

Can someone help me clear this query.
With the current offers in store for a Chevrolet Cruze LT, it works out to be 30-40k cheaper than a S-cross 320 Alpha. I know for sure that for one who opts for the 320 Alpha, the engine alone will be a decisive factor. How well do the 320 DDIS perform when compared to the 2.0 Vcdi of the Cruze? Is there a noticeable difference between these two? I own a chevrolet for the past 4 years and is okey with the GM service. So that wont be a decision maker. Featurewise, the significant omission in Cruze seems to be the Touchscreen display. Rest seems to be more or less the same.

Anish
Hi Anish,

The S Cross will have no less performance compared to the Cruze. S Cross has a torque-to weight ratio of 256 Nm per ton (320 Nm torque with 1280 kg kerb weight). Cruze has the same at 247 Nm per ton (380 Nm torque with 1537 kg kerb weight).

Also, the team-bhp review of S Cross says,

"Open road performance is very impressive. No surprise as the torque-to-weight ratio is higher than the Jetta & Octavia! You can easily keep up with - and pass - more expensive cars on the expressway."
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I drove both 1.3 and 1.6 s cross on same day. I drove 1.6 first. I will point out the differences which I noticed.
1.1.3 ddis is very driveable in city compared to 1.6
2.1.6 has better turbo kick and it is a torque monster above 2000 rpm
3.Geashifts and clutch pedal was better in 1.3 S cross

1.6 Base model has around 2.5 lakhs in Calicut
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Hi,

Can someone help me clear this query.
With the current offers in store for a Chevrolet Cruze LT, it works out to be 30-40k cheaper than a S-cross 320 Alpha. I know for sure that for one who opts for the 320 Alpha, the engine alone will be a decisive factor. How well do the 320 DDIS perform when compared to the 2.0 Vcdi of the Cruze? Is there a noticeable difference between these two? I own a chevrolet for the past 4 years and is okey with the GM service. So that wont be a decision maker. Featurewise, the significant omission in Cruze seems to be the Touchscreen display. Rest seems to be more or less the same.

Anish
With due respect to the S Cross, i think comparing a 1.6L to a 2.0L is bit unfair.
Not only does the curze have bigger powerplant and Turbo, the car itself is a size larger than S Cross, as it is categorized under D Segment Sedan. Both does have lag, but post that, esp on a highway, the Cruze would be something else altogether.
While that said, the rear seat of the cruze is probably the worst in that segment. It shouldnt be a surprise if you find S cross rear bench more comfortable and spacious than the Cruze.
Also in City driving there wont be too much difference between these two.

End of the day, it really depends on your need. If you do lot of fast highway sections, drive mostly with rear seat empty, need more boot space then Cruze makes more sense than S cross.
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