Maruti Suzuki has launched its much vaunted S-Cross crossover in the country yesterday. Coming at a base price of Rs.8.34 lakh, the S-Cross comes with two engine options and seven variants. The car will also be offered with five different color options. The S-Cross is going to be a first car to be sold through Maruti’s premium NEXA brand of showrooms.
Under the hood, the S-Cross is being offered in two different engine variants – the DDiS 320 (1.6-liter diesel) and DDiS 200 (1.3-liter diesel). The 1.6-liter diesel engine i.e. the DDiS 320 produces a peak power of 120bhp and a peak torque of 320Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, while the 1.3-liter diesel i.e. DDiS 200 produces a peak power of 90bhp and a peak torque of 200Nm and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The DDiS 320 version can reach 100kmph from standstill in just 11.3 seconds which is higher than the competition it is going to face in the market. Interesting thing to note here is the fact that this is the only Maruti car in years to not have a petrol variant in its lineup. Maybe later on we can see one.
On the outside, there is hardly any difference between the European and Indian S-Cross variants. At the front the twin slat chrome grille along with wide headlights and LED daytime running lights is a mirror image of the European S-Cross. Roof rails have been added to increase the height appearance of the car.
On the inside the S-Cross gets premium Suzuki additions like 2-DIN touchscreen Infotainment system, an automatic climate control system, engine stop/start button, leather seats, rear parking camera, cruise control and steering mounted controls.
In the coming days the S-Cross will battle it out for market space in the country with the likes of Nissan Terrano, the newly launched Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra Scorpio.
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