Maruti will be launching the S-Cross with a 1.3-litre and 1.6-litre diesel engine options. This crossover will be competing with the Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and even the Hyundai Creta. The S-Cross will be made available in five variants Sigma, Sigma (O), Delta, Zeta and Alpha. The 1.3-litre engine will come with the Sigma and Sigma(O), while the 1.6-litre diesel will be made available in the other three variants.

There won’t a petrol engine for India and no all-wheel drive either. The S-Cross will be launched with only diesel engine and front-wheel drive. The 1.3-litre engine produces 90bhp of power and 200Nm of maximum torque. This engine will come mated to a five-speed manual transmission and the 1.6-litre engine will be producing 118bhp of power and 320Nm of maximum torque with a six-speed manual transmission. The ground clearance of the S-Cross is about 180mm and has a boot capacity of 353 litres, which is very large. The rear seats flip and then the size of the boot increases to 810 litres.

Maruti S-Cross
Indian model of Maruti S-Cross was unveiled at the 2015 IIFA Awards in Malaysia

The top-of-the-line variant will have features like keyless entry, push start and stop, reverse parking camera, touchscreen infotainment system, leather seats, dual airbags and ABS. The base model gets a single airbag and ABS. The S-Cross has the engine power, but it doesn’t have the ground clearance or even the boot space of the competition. The S-Cross will be sold through Maruti Suzuki’s new Nexa range of premium dealerships. This will be the first product that will be sold through Nexa and even Ciaz will be joining this list when the showrooms will inaugurate. The S-Cross will be launched in this month itself and it will be priced at about INR 7.5-13 lakhs (on-road).

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