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Old 18th February 2020, 12:49   #46
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I would suggest you to Wait because the performance of Petrol S-Cross is still unchartered territory.
I own a pre-facelift Scross DDis 200 and can say it is quite a heavy car. The new petrol engine with the 130-140nm torque is something I am a little concerned about.

If you need a car urgently, then consider the Seltos please. Its a brilliant car.

I'm not talking about the Brezza because Mrs.P hates it anyway and from personal experience, its not as great as the Cross in terms of comfort, ergonomics and space. It looks better though
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I would suggest you to Wait because the performance of Petrol S-Cross is still unchartered territory.
I own a pre-facelift Scross DDis 200 and can say it is quite a heavy car. The new petrol engine with the 130-140nm torque is something I am a little concerned about.

If you need a car urgently, then consider the Seltos please. Its a brilliant car.

I'm not talking about the Brezza because Mrs.P hates it anyway and from personal experience, its not as great as the Cross in terms of comfort, ergonomics and space. It looks better though
What do you mean by "heavy"? It's perhaps a bit heavier by Suzuki standards but I find it on par with the others.
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Old 18th February 2020, 13:10   #48
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What do you mean by "heavy"? It's perhaps a bit heavier by Suzuki standards but I find it on par with the others.
Oh my bad, I meant it was heavier than the Brezza. I'm assuming the weight will drop with the new petrol engine.
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Old 18th February 2020, 13:56   #49
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If I were in a similar position, I would go for the S-Cross over the Brezza. Simply because it has a bigger boot and more cabin space in general. S-Cross has some level of novelty. The Vitara Brezza is everywhere. Anyone who has money and wants a Maruti car buys the Vitara Brezza

I have read somewhere that SHVS is not going to be offered in Brezza Petrol Manual. I drive the new 1.5 Ertiga and I can say that its a very nice engine, little loud at higher rpms but not a deal breaker at all, and the SHVS tech does help in giving a little bit of extra push to the car when needed. If that engine is combined with better dynamics of S-Cross and hoping that the S-Cross gets SHVS, it would be a good car to drive. But you can always test drive both before making a decision !
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I don't know of how much help would my post be, considering I own a Brezza for nearly 4 years (in May) and my brother owns a facelift S-Cross for one and a half years. Both are powered by the same 1.3L diesel engines, although the S-Cross gets a SHVS system. I've driven both extensively. I'll put in my thoughts.

Looks -
It's subjective. I did not like the previous S-Cross. Had the facelift been launched when I was looking for a new car, I would have definitely picked it up over Brezza. The new Brezza although looks good.

Handling -
S-Cross is anyday better in handling than Brezza. But Brezza is also not bad. Handling also depends a lot on the driver. Brezza has better approach and departure angles compared to S-Cross, as well as higher GC.

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Since both the vehicles in question will have same powertrain which is new for them, the exact performance can be found only after driving both through same route. What I would like to point out is that our S-Cross has SHVS which doesn't give the same feel as Brezza while acceleration. There is some lack of punch as noticed by my brother after he drove my Brezza last week. The same SHVS will be seen in the automatic petrol of both cars but since both will have similar setup, the performance should be near similar.

Build quality -
Both the cars are one of the best build cars by Maruti. But S-Cross feels better than Brezza. For me, the best in build quality from Maruti was Ritz .

Space -
S-Cross has oodles of space especially when you're moving out with family. It gobbles up luggage with elan. In Brezza, fitting in same amount of luggage would mean removing the parcel tray and then adjusting the luggage.

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Old 28th February 2020, 16:10   #51
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Visited the Nexa showroom at Baner earlier this afternoon, seeking details of the S-Cross Petrol, only to be informed that they expect the launch to be by August!

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Visited the Nexa showroom at Baner earlier this afternoon, seeking details of the S-Cross Petrol, only to be informed that they expect the launch to be by August!
Please don’t go by their words. With BS4 era ending soon, S cross has to be updated to BS 6 norms. They can’t hibernate a model for 4 to 5 months. Maruti doesn’t have any other engine except the 1.5 petrol (for s cross). Just wait for few days. S cross should launch in Petrol in March.
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I am also in same boat. I have decided for scross based on the build quality, bit more premium and much better space. Waiting for test drives or some news from Maruti. It looks like it would get launched in March itself
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Some unsolicited updates:

Test drove the EcoSport twice, at two different dealers, in two different weeks, and loved it of course. Went and test-drove the Seltos today and loved it too. Massive overkill for a two-person household that clocked in 3k km last calendar-year, but what a gorgeous car the Seltos is! Wish they'd released it, say, 5 years ago. And this reaction is coming, I must point out, after I used absolutely none of the much-talked of features during the TD, well, apart from the HUD which is literally right in front of you.

Thinking of waiting for Kia's 4m SUV now. Unless the two Ford dealers win me over in a dogfight by taking the on-road price for the Titanium+ AT below 13 big ones...
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Old 18th March 2020, 17:49   #55
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Came across this thread just now, realise it's a little late. However, I own both an S-Cross and an EcoSport AT, thought I'd share a few observations.


Would you be open to pre-owned? If so, the S-Cross 1.6 would be the right replacement for your Fusion I think. Power, ride and handling are comparable to Fords IMHO. I love the highway manners of this car. No automatic though..


Compared to this, I don't think the EcoSport is as comfortable on the highway. While the ride and handling is slightly better, there's just too much road noise filtering through. It's super comfy for city rides though. I did test-drive the Brezza AMT before buying the EcoSport, did not like it one bit. It's noisy and jerky, interiors are not as nice. Looking at the new petro Brezza review, I don't see much difference in interiors, although the petrol AT will be better than the diesel AMT.



BTW, my mantra these days is "buy used, keep for long" . Both of these recent buys are pre-owned, and it looks like they'll stay. I also own a 16-year-old WagonR, and fully understand your desire to keep your Fusion going while also looking at alternatives.
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Old 5th April 2020, 13:32   #56
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Hi, Not sure if it's a right time to buy a new car, but there is a positive news for you Punatic, Petrol S Cross to launch in May 2020, as per news from Autocar India. Check the link.

https://www.autocarindia.com/car-new...t-month-416150
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