After showcasing the model at the 2020 Auto Expo, Maruti Suzuki has finally launched the 2020 S-Cross petrol compact SUV in India with prices starting at ₹ 8.39 lakh for the Sigma manual variant and going up to ₹ 12.39 lakh for the Alpha automatic variant. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. The new Maruti Suzuki S-Cross petrol is offered in four variants. The model can be booked not only via the company's Nexa dealerships but online as well. Bookings for the S-Cross petrol are already open for a token amount of ₹ 11,000, while deliveries will commence in a few days from now.
|Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol SHVS||Petrol Manual||Petrol Automatic|
|Sigma||₹ 8.39 lakh||NA|
|Delta||₹ 9.60 lakh||₹ 10.84 lakh|
|Zeta||₹ 9.95 lakh||₹ 11.19 lakh|
|Alpha||₹ 11.16 lakh||₹ 12.39 lakh|
The biggest update on the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross comes to the powertrain. The compact SUV draws power from the 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine that develops 103 bhp and 138 Nm of peak torque. Needless to say, the engine is BS6 compliant and also powers the Ciaz, XL6, Ertiga, and the Vitara Brezza in the brand's line-up. The motor comes with the SHVS mild-hybrid technology that enhances power delivery and fuel efficiency. The company says that the S-Cross now delivers a fuel economy of 18.55 kmpl. Transmission options include a five-speed manual transmission and a four-speed automatic unit. The crossover is offered in total of seven trims and five colour options.
Other features remain the same on the new S-Cross petrol including projector lens headlamps with LED daytime running lights, dual-tone alloy wheels, LED taillights and chrome highlights. The cabin boasts of features like engine start-stop, SmartPlay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, multi-function leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto-dimming and antiglare inside rear view mirror, height adjustable driver's seat, automatic climate control, cruise control and more.
In term of safety and driver aid features, the new Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is equipped with rear parking camera, reverse parking sensors, rear park assist, gear shift indicator, dual front airbags, antilock braking system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), driver and co-driver seat belt reminder, high speed warning alert, and ISOFIX child seat restraint system. These safety features are standard across all variants and the S-Cross Petrol is also compliant with safety norms including frontal offset crash, side impact and pedestrian safety.
Also Read: Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol: What We Know
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is one of the oldest offerings in the compact SUV segment and was first introduced in 2015. It was the first model to be retailed via the premium Nexa dealerships and was updated with a comprehensive facelift in 2017. The company has sold over 1.25 lakh units of the model so far. The crossover continues to compete against a number of offerings in the segment including the Renault Duster, and the non-turbocharged variants of the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos petrol. The S-Cross does offer a pricing advantage over the Korean models.