Maruti Suzuki showcased the S-Cross at the Auto expo 2020 and the brand has now put an image on the official website which suggests that the brand will be launching the car soon in the Indian market. The image also suggests that the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross will be arriving in only the petrol avatar and it is likely that the brand has dropped the diesel model of the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.
When launched, the new Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is expected to be powered by a BS6 emission compliant new K15B series 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine with smart hybrid technology. The engine also powers the Ertiga, XL6 and the Ciaz. The engine produces 105 ps of power and 138 Nm of torque. The engine is available with a 5-speed manual or an optional 4-speed automatic gearbox. The same configuration is likely to go with the upcoming BS6 S-Cross. The outgoing model was also available with a 1.3-litre diesel engine that produced 90 ps of power and 200 Nm of torque but has been discontinued as it was BS4 emissions compliant.
In terms of styling, the cross-over SUV comes with a chrome-accented vertically slated grille, silver-finished skid plates, projector headlamp units with 3D inserts and LED daytime running lights, a wide air dam, raised bonnet lines, rounded fog lights, chrome trim on the bumper, plastic side mouldings that act as rock guards, a character line on the shoulder, blacked-out B-pillar, silver-finished roof rails, ORVM integrated turn signal lamps wraparound combination tail lamps on the rear and machine-finished alloy wheels.
The brand was going to launch the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross this month but due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the plans for the launch has been postponed to a later date when health situations normalise. The outgoing diesel model was priced between INR 8.80 to INR 11.45 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi and the BS6 petrol-only model is likely to be cheaper than the outgoing BS4 diesel. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is also expected to be available in 4 trim variants with only the top-spec automatic trim likely to feature the smart hybrid system.