The crossover gets a BS6 compliant petrol engine and an automatic gearbox for the first time.
Maruti Suzuki has launched its S-Cross SUV in India at Rs 8.39 lakh (ex-showroom). It gets a new K15B 1.5-litre petrol motor which now replaces the 1.3-litre diesel engine. It’s the same motor which powers many other cars in Maruti Suzuki’s India portfolio. It gets manual and automatic transmission options with the mild-hybrid system. It was slated for the launch earlier this year but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The design and other details of the crossover continue to remain the same except for the addition of a new touchscreen unit.
Maruti S-Cross Variant-wise Prices
|Variants||Prices (ex-showroom New Delhi)|
|Sigma||Rs 8.39 lakh|
|Delta||Rs 9.60 lakh|
|Zeta||Rs 9.95 lakh|
|Alpha||Rs 11.15 lakh|
|Delta AT||Rs 10.83 lakh|
|Zeta AT||Rs 11.18 lakh|
|Alpha AT||Rs 12.39 lakh|
The 2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross gets the same setup features like its earlier version save for the latest Suzuki’s Smartplay touchscreen infotainment system with its intuitive interface. It is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
In terms of features, the top-spec S-Cross continues to get auto headlamps, LED projector headlamps with daytime running lights, keyless entry, cruise control and several others. For safety, it gets standard dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, ISOFIX child seat anchors, hill hold assist (AT gearbox) and others.
The 2020 S-Cross shares the K15B petrol engine with Ciaz, Vitara Brezza, Ertiga and XL6. With the SHVS mild-hybrid tech it develops max power of 105bhp and 138Nm of max torque. This motor is paired with a 4-speed torque converter or a 5-speed manual gearbox. The ARAI certified fuel efficiency figures with manual and automatic transmissions are 18.55kmpl and 18.43kmpl, respectively.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross continues to locks horns with the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Kia Seltos and Nissan Kicks. The switch to diesel-only to petrol-only has helped the Japanese carmaker position the S-Cross more aggressively.