Maruti Suzuki has just confirmed that they will continue with the production of the ever-popular S-Cross. However, the company also announced that they would be discontinuing the previous BS4-compliant diesel model and only moving forward with the BS6-complaing petrol variant. Originally unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020, the petrol powered S-Cross was targeted to go on sale sometime in March, but due to the novel Coronavirus lockdown, everything was put to an immediate halt. Nevertheless, Maruti Suzuki has now announced that once things get back to normal, the S-Cross BS6 petrol variant will go on sale
EXPECTED PRICING (Ex-Showroom)
|City||Expected Price Range|
|Delhi||Rs. 9.20 – 12.5 Lakh|
|Mumbai||Rs. 9.20 – 12.5 Lakh|
|Kolkata||Rs. 9.20 – 12.5 Lakh|
|Bangalore||Rs. 9.20 – 12.5 Lakh|
|Chennai||Rs. 9.20 – 12.5 Lakh|
|Pune||Rs. 9.20 – 12.5 Lakh|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 9.20 – 12.5 Lakh|
|Kochi||Rs. 9.20 – 12.5 Lakh|
In terms of performance, the petrol-based S-Cross is said to feature the 1.5L mild hybrid engine, from the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz or Ertiga, that is capable of producing 112 BHP and 134Nm of torque. There is also a regular BS6 petrol option, namely the 1.5L motor found in the Vitara Brezza, that generates 103 BHP and 138Nm of torque. In the transmission department, the new S-Cross will be mated to either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed Torque Convertor gearbox. In comparison, the BS4 S-Cross was only available with a 1.3L Multijet diesel engine that was sourced from Fiat.
|Engine||1.5L BS6-Compliant, 15.L BS6-Compliant Mild Hybrid|
|Power||103 BHP/138Nm, 112 BHP/134Nm (Mild Hybrid)|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual, 4-Speed Torque Convertor|
|Exteriors||Chrome Polished Vertical Slats, LED DRLs, Front Projector Headlamps, 16-inch Alloy Wheels|
|Interiors||Leather Upholstery, Upgraded Dashboard|
|Features||7-inch Smartplay Studio 2.0 Infotainment System, Apple CarPlay and|
Google AndroidAuto Support,
Automatic Climate Control, Smart Key, Push-Button Start
|Expected Colours||Nexa Blue, Pearl Artic White, Granite Grey, Premium Silver, Caffeine Brown|
According to Maruti, the new S-Cross will come with the same external and internal features with a few tweaks. The cabin layout will remain the same and will include the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system called Smartplay Studio 2.0. Other features that are set to take their place are automatic climate control, automatic OVRMs, Smart Key and push-button ignition, cruise control, and many more.
Priced at Rs. 9.20 – 12.5 Lakh, the new S-Cross might be considered as a premium or high-end model and is set to take on the likes of the Nissan Kicks and the Renault Captur.
With the lockdown slowly easing itself and allowing more business to reopen, we can expect to see the new Maruti Suzuki S-Cross out and about on Indian roads soon. In this difficult time, the automobile industry has taken a major hit and the launch of the S-Cross could be a massive positive around the country.