Maruti Suzuki S-Cross was the first premium car by the brand to be launched through the Nexa dealership. Launched in August 2015, the S-Cross is offered in diesel variants only - 1.3-litre and 1.6-litre DDiS engines. Reportedly, the India’s largest car manufacturer by market share is mulling over adding petrol engine options to the crossover.
To improve the sales of the S-Cross, Maruti Suzuki recently slashed the price of all S-Cross variants in India. Moreover, the company also refunded some money as a sign of trust and honesty to the previous buyers of the car. And now, the brand is planning to add more value to the model by offering an optional petrol engine.
The petrol variant of the S-Cross will most likely get either a 1.4-litre K-Series petrol engine or the 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo-petrol unit, reports Business Standard Motoring. The former is currently incorporated in the Ciaz sedan that develops 91 bhp. Recently, Auto Expo 2016 witnessed the unveiling of the Boosterjet engine in India in the Baleno RS concept. This turbocharged petrol unit is expected to crank out 110 bhp and 170 Nm of peak torque. The Boosterjet engine is also expected to power the newly launched Vitara Brezza compact SUV soon.
Currently, the S-Cross is sold with a 1.3-litre diesel motor that produces 89 bhp power and 200 Nm torque, and a 1.6-litre diesel engine tuned to dish out 118 bhp and 320 Nm. The former is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, while the latter is paired with six-speed manual transmission.