The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross has been launched in India for Rs 8.34 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The top-spec variant retails for Rs 13.74 lakh. It is available in eight variants, two diesel engine options, and five colours. The car will be retailed through the Indo-Japanese automaker’s Nexa chain of showrooms set up exclusively to sell their premium range of vehicles.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is offered with two diesel engine options for the customers to select from. One among them is the 1.6-litre, DDiS 320 motor, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1598cc. It is capable of generating power of 118bhp at 3750rpm along with torque of 320Nm at just 1750rpm. This mill is skillfully mated with a six speed manual transmission gear box and has a variable geometry turbocharger. On the other hand, it is equipped with a 1.3-litre, DDis 200 diesel engine that has 1248cc displacement capacity. This can belt out maximum power of 88.5bhp at 4000rpm and a pounding torque of 200Nm at 1750rpm . It is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission gear box. Also, it is integrated with a common rail fuel injection system and has an inter cooled turbocharger that assists in its all round performance. Both these power plants have four cylinders and based on a double overhead camshaft valve configuration. Moreover, these are compliant with Bharat Stage IV standard emission norms.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross DDiS 200 diesel motor is integrated with a common rail fuel injection system. It can return a maximum mileage of around 23.65 Kmpl on the express ways and nearly 18 to 19 Kmpl on city roads. Meanwhile, its 1.6-litre diesel engine gives fuel economy of approximately 22.07 Kmpl, when driven on bigger roads and about 17 Kmpl under standard driving conditions.
Prices for Maruti Suzuki S-Cross (Ex-showroom Delhi):-
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Sigma- Rs 8.34 lakh
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Delta- Rs 9.15 lakh
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Zeta- Rs 9.99 lakh
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Alpha- Rs 10.75 lakh
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Delta- Rs 11.99 lakh
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Zeta- Rs 12.99 lakh
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Alpha- Rs 13.74 lakh
Externally, the India-spec Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is exactly the same as its European counterpart. It gets a double slat chrome grille with wide projector headlamps and LED DRLs to up the premium factor. To add to the muscle factor in the design, Maruti Suzuki has included pseudo bash plate elements in the front and rear while roof rails have been fitted to give the car a higher stance. There is minimum badging and wrap around tail lamps for the rear.
The cabin gets all the standard Suzuki elements and even the cabin layout is quite similar to what is seen on the other models. However, given that this is their first premium vehicle some of the standard features on the top-spec Alpha 1.6 variant include climate control, 2-DIN touchscreen infotainment system, digital information display in the instrument cluster and steering mounted audio controls.
The S-Cross is Maruti Suzuki’s entry into the rapidly expanding compact crossover market where it will compete with vehicles like the Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta and the Nissan Terrano. As we had said earlier, it is their first premium vehicle and big effort to move beyond their image of being a manufacturer of small mass market hatchbacks.
At last I would like to say that all new Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is going to rule the hatchback market. What you think? Please be open to give your view.