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Old 4th October 2016, 19:58   #5836
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Don't know if it's already been posted here or not, but the S Cross brochure now has only the Alpha trim in 1.6L engine and all 4 variants in the 1.3L.
We already knew this, but MS has made it official in a very subtle manner.
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But this point will be put off for me as backseat comfort will be a big priority for me.
I'll say the S-Cross is lesser prone to body roll compared to the Honda City. The suspension is setup stiffer in the S-Cross compared to the City so it will be tighter around corners.

What "body roll" that you were experiencing would be the sidewall flexing on those useless J K tyres. A better quality tyre will totally change the characteristics of the S-Cross.

Also no point in comparing the S-Cross and Innova. Innova is a highway cruiser and not meant to scorch corners.

The priority for Innova is to get people transported in absolute comfort while being a peaceful cruiser. Go overboard and try corner-carving, the Innova would throw is passengers out.

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City and S-Cross difference in body roll is impossible to tell, if at all present.
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City being lower set (read ride height) as compared to S-Cross, it would stick to the road like a leech. Hence the lesser perceptible body roll.

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The latter is more practical for me in overall usable space inside the cabin (with the fold-able seats n all), cheaper by 1L and better fuel efficiency.
Assuming you are a resident of Hyderabad, the roads are currently in a pathetic situation. Would you prefer a lengthy sedan which would most likely suffer from underbelly scraping or an SUV'ish vehicle with better ground clearance and heavy duty shock absorbers and struts ?

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I found S-cross gears and clutch to be very light n easy to use btw and I hope they'll remain that way for long.
All the maruti's with Ddis engine have very light clutch. I was comfortable riding my friends Ertiga for 3 hours of heavy Bangalore traffic, whereas the same in my Alto would have lead me to an orthopedician for a knee checkup. Can't comment on their longevity though.
Among the diesel cars that I have driven, Duster 85ps had a heavy clutch. Did not get a chance to drive the 110ps, which is renowned for its heavy clutch.

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I have been brainwashed by petrol car owners about the headaches of owning a diesel engine for the higher maintenance cost
Please refer the Maintenance/Service apps of Ford/VW/Skoda. Few spares are costlier for petrol vehicles (eg. Ecoboost/tsi engines) when compared to diesel.

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how loud they become after a while and how any kind of emission norms or local pollution control policies can ruin the owning experience in some states.
The diesel cars these days have tolerable NVH levels.
Courtesy: Spent hours in friend's Ertiga on non-stop drives, the engine does sound a little gruff after continuous driving, but nothing intolerable. Most importantly the performance is not compromised.

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I'll say the S-Cross is lesser prone to body roll compared to the Honda City. The suspension is setup stiffer in the S-Cross compared to the City so it will be tighter around corners.
I was expecting the same due to tighter suspension setup of S-cross.

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Also no point in comparing the S-Cross and Innova. Innova is a highway cruiser and not meant to scorch corners.
Myself and my wife have a strange observation here. Even on a straight highway with concrete roads, we experienced more than expected body roll and bumpiness in Innova compared to less priced sedan.

Hope S-Cross would be more comfortable in those respects. Extended test drive seems to be the key before taking the plunge.
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Don't know if it's already been posted here or not, but the S Cross brochure now has only the Alpha trim in 1.6L engine and all 4 variants in the 1.3L.
We already knew this, but MS has made it official in a very subtle manner.
When choosing the right model for myself, to my astonishment, the 1.3 Zeta and the 1.6 Zeta were 3L apart at ex-showroom price. Horrendously overpriced were the 1.6 trims but the shocker for me was something else. I got to know that the 1.6 Zeta comes with leather upholstery like the Alpha but doesn't have Cruise Control and Automatic Climate Control whereas, the 1.3 Zeta has both without the leather interiors. 😐

How they are going to mention these differences if they haven't listed the other trims of the 1.6 is beyond me (unless they plan on discontinuing all other 1.6 trims, which seems unlikely).
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How they are going to mention these differences if they haven't listed the other trims of the 1.6 is beyond me (unless they plan on discontinuing all other 1.6 trims, which seems unlikely).
1.6L engine is now available ONLY in the Alpha variant. No Zeta and Delta and moreover it is a 'made to order car' which means once the booking is done, dealer overturns Maruti to make it.

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1.6L engine is now available ONLY in the Alpha variant. No Zeta and Delta and moreover it is a 'made to order car' which means once the booking is done, dealer overturns Maruti to make it.
My bad that I didn't know about that. Is there any official confirmation yet about the introduction of petrol engines? Our old WagonR is going to be due for replacement next Diwali but we need a petrol car. Will buy another S-Cross without a second thought if it shows up in petrol variants.

PS: A friend of mine has just bought a premium silver Vitara Brezza ZDi+ (non dual tone) despite my recommendation of the S-Cross 1.3 Zeta. He has saved a mere 37k and I couldn't have been more unhappy. Went to the showroom with him for delivery. Lack lustre aura of MS competent showrooms, seriously cramped driver's seat and noticeably narrower seats. When dicussed these things with his DSA, he quoted typical responses like "Brezza looks better", "Brezza is a successful car, S-Cross is not", "It is cheaper than S-Cross with same engine" etc etc etc...
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Service Charges : 1.3 VS 1.6

20k KM :
1.3 - 5088
1.6 - 7223

30k KM :
1.3 - 3882
1.6 - 6018

40k KM :
1.3 - 7926
1.6 - 10783

50K KM :
1.3 - 6721
1.6 - 9578

60K KM :
1.3 - 5088
1.6 - 7223

Source : Chart put up in MASS!!

Note : Service Charges for all the cars are put up in chart and it's not possible to get a good quality picture from my phone camera.

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Service Charges : 1.3 VS 1.6

Personally, I think it is a very tiny (dare I say negligible) price to pay for all the kind of fun that 1.6 DDiS has to offer

There is another stonker of a 1.6 known as TDI, which is almost twice the cost of DDiS200 and DDiS320 put together !!

Though I am not a big fan of crossovers for their stance/appearance, I would be glad to plonk my money into a DDiS320 any day of the year.

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Personally, I think it is a very tiny (dare I say negligible) price to pay for all the kind of fun that 1.6 DDiS has to offer

Though I am not a big fan of crossovers for their stance/appearance, I would be glad to plonk my money into a DDiS320 any day of the year
I second that. For every 10k KM, you would spend 2500 Rs more. It's just 25 paisa per KM .
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Maruti provided owners of the 2015 S-Cross an MCP/Extended package for free. Since I had already opted for a warranty extension at the time of purchase, I could only get the MCP. I am attaching a picture of the document that I received upon choosing to go with the MCP for reference.

My 4th service is covered under this and I will be going for the service on Friday. Since this MCP expires post 20K kms, I am looking utilise all/most of the things included in this package. Could somebody advise as to what all should I get done? Some parts included in the list might be in good condition, is it advisable to get them changed still? This is the only time I am going to get to avail of this MCP as my car has crossed 19k kms and this particular service station is about 20kms away from my place of residence.
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The detailed sales figures of all cars for September 2016 are available at the below link
http://www.autopunditz.com/

S-Cross is again in it's normal sales figures - 2230
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Even on a straight highway with concrete roads, we experienced more than expected body roll and bumpiness in Innova compared to less priced sedan.
May I ask you which sedan are you comparing to here? Suspension set up is a mere means of reducing the body roll and it would never eliminate it absolutely. The pivotal factor here is distance between the body roll center and center of mass. More the distance, as in SUVs/MUVs more is the load transfer and more body roll. More than a stiffer suspension, I feel anti-roll bars prove to be a potent solution for body roll and active sway bars are even better.

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May I ask you which sedan are you comparing to here?
If I can answer on his behalf, the Honda City was being compared with the S-Cross.
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My prediction:

Scross - 2500
Gypsy - 500
Ertiga - 6000
Brezza - 9500
In reality it turns out [ Actual (Prediction)] a very close estimate

S Cross 2230 ( 2500)
Gypsy 380 (500)
Ertiga 6438 (6000)
Brezza 9375 (9500)

Source- Auto Punditz

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