Maruti Suzuki has launched the S-Cross petrol in the Indian market. The new (2020) Maruti S-Cross petrol BS6 model is now available in four variants and is offered with a starting price of Rs 8.39 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi).
The 2020 Maruti S-Cross variants on offer include Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. The top-spec S-Cross petrol Alpha variant is priced at Rs 12.39 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi). The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross petrol uses the same BS6 compliant 1.5-litre K15 series unit, which also powers other models such as the Ciaz, Ertiga and the Vitara Brezza.
The 2020 Maruti S-Cross now comes with only the petrol engine offering, as the new 1.5-litre unit replaces the older 1.3-litre diesel from the model’s lineup. This is part of Maruti Suzuki’s plan for a petrol-only product lineup.
The new Maruti Suzuki S-Cross now comes powered by a 1.5-litre K15 series petrol engine. It produces 103bhp and 138Nm of peak torque and is paired with the brand’s SHVS mild-hybrid technology as well. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual as standard, along with the optional four-speed torque-converter automatic transmission unit.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross petrol will continue to be sold exclusively through the brand’s premium NEXA dealerships. Bookings for the new S-Cross began last month for a token amount of Rs 11,000. Deliveries for the same is expected to begin shortly.
Apart from the BS6-compliant petrol engine, the Maruti S-Cross remains otherwise unchanged. The crossover hatchback continues to offer a host of features and equipment as standard, making it an extremely attractive offering.
Some of these features include LED projector headlamps, LED tail lights, LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lights), dual-tone alloy wheels, SmartPlay Studio infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control and a host of others.
The 2020 S-Cross continues to sport the look that first debuted on the 2017 facelift, and there have been no major feature revisions either, except the introduction of the newer Smartplay Studio touchscreen infotainment system, with its slicker interface.
The S-Cross comes across as quite affordable when compared with the Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks, Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta.