Maruti Suzuki S-Cross becomes more powerful: Bookings for petrol variant open before official launch

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross petrol will be launched soon in the Indian market and the manufacturer has started accepting bookings for the car before the official price reveal. Showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo, the launch of the S-Cross petrol was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the new car is scheduled to be launched in the first week of August. It should be noted that S-Cross used to be available only with a diesel engine before it was discontinued in the market.

Just like the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the S-Cross will be powered by the 1.5-litre K-Series petrol engine. It will also get a mild-hybrid system that will ensure good fuel efficiency. Maruti has not changed the exterior looks of the car but it gets a new SmartPlay infotainment system. The bookings can be made online through the official website or by visiting the Nexa dealership. The booking amount if Rs 11,000.

Mr Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said,

“S-Cross enjoys a special place in the NEXA portfolio as its flagship product and has been appreciated by over 1.25 lakh customers for its premium interiors, stylish and masculine design. We are delighted to announce the commencement of bookings for the S-Cross Petrol. With our relentless innovations, we are optimistic that the S-Cross Petrol will be yet another testament to our customer’s confidence and trust.”

The official details of the new upcoming S-Cross petrol are not known yet. However, it will get the same 1.5-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 104 Bhp and a peak torque of 138 Nm. The S-Cross will also get an automatic transmission, which will be the same torque convertor automatic available with the Vitara Brezza, Ciaz, Baleno and other Maruti Suzuki cars. It remains unknown if the Smart Hybrid system will be available with the manual and automatic variants of the S-Cross. In the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, only the automatic variants get the SHVS system. However, Maruti Suzuki has been working to launch the same system with the manual transmission variants as well.

Maruti Suzuki decided to discontinue its whole diesel line-up after the BS6 emission norms are implemented in the Indian market. Currently, all the Maruti Suzuki cars are powered by only petrol engines. The brand started launching BS6 compliant cars in the Indian market last year, which makes it one of the first manufacturers in the market to do so. With the launch of the new S-Cross, the price is likely to go down since it will be powered by a petrol engine. However, the price drop is not expected to be a huge one.