Maruti Suzuki has finally launched the petrol-powered S-Cross that was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. The crossover was discontinued in the market after the BS6 emission norms were implemented in the Indian market on 1st April 2020. The S-Cross, which was only powered by the 1.3-litre in its previous avatar has now become an all-petrol vehicle. The price starts at Rs 8.39 lakhs, ex-showroom, which makes it Rs 11,000 cheaper than the previous version of the car, which was priced at Rs 8.5 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi.
Variant-wise price of the new Maruti Suzuki S-Cross
|S-Cross Petrol 1.5L Sigma MT||Rs. 8.39 Lakh|
|S-Cross Petrol 1.5L Delta MT||Rs. 9.60 Lakh|
|S-Cross Petrol 1.5L Zeta MT||Rs. 9.95 Lakh|
|S-Cross Petrol 1.5L Alpha MT||Rs. 11.15 Lakh|
|S-Cross Petrol 1.5L Delta AT||Rs. 10.83 Lakh|
|S-Cross Petrol 1.5L Zeta AT||Rs. 11.18 Lakh|
|S-Cross Petrol 1.5L Alpha AT||Rs. 12.39 Lakh|
The new S-Cross looks exactly the same as the previous version of the car. There are no visual changes. The major update in the car is the new 1.5-litre petrol engine that also powers a range of other Maruti Suzuki cars including the Vitara Brezza, Ciaz and the Ertiga. It also gets SHVS Smart Hybrid technology, which increases the overall fuel efficiency of the by assisting the engine while accelerating and automatically shutting off the engine when the vehicle is idling on the traffic signals.
The four-cylinder, naturally-aspirated petrol engine churns out a maximum power of 112 Bhp and peak torque of 134 Nm. With the new S-Cross, Maruti Suzuki has also introduced an automatic transmission to the model, which was previously not available. The four-speed torque convertor automatic is the same unit that is available with the Vitara Brezza too. It returns a maximum of 18.55 km/l as per ARAI on the manual. The automatic variant will also offer hill hold assist.
Underneath the car, Maruti Suzuki claims that the S-Cross has now become safer compared to the previous version. It now complies with all the advanced safety norms including the frontal offset crash, side-impact and pedestrian crash. Safety features like dual airbags, ABS+EBD, speed alert, seat belt reminder and rear parking sensors will be standard across the variants.
Maruti Suzuki has also updated the infotainment system in the car, which now gets the SmartStudio system available with most other Maruti Suzuki cars. It gets premium leather seats with the top-end version and soft-touch materials. The all-black cabin sure looks premium. Other features including cruise control, rain-sensing wipers and electronically controlled ORVMs. The S-Cross also offers 60:40 split seats.
The bookings for the S-Cross officially started on 24th June at a payment of Rs 11,000. Deliveries are expected to begin soon.