Maruti has unveiled its upcoming premium crossover S-Cross in the country ahead of the media drive program scheduled for today. The company has also revealed the variants, engine specifications and features of the S-Cross compact SUV. Surprisingly, Maruti S-Cross would only come in diesel fuel trim with two engines. There would be a total of 8 variants on offer with the Maruti S-Cross in India.
The S-Cross would be sold with two diesel engines - a 1.6L, 4-cylinder engine and a 1.3L, 4-cylinder engine. The 1.3L diesel engine would be available in 5 variants:Sigma, Sigma (O), Delta, Zeta and Alpha. On the other hand, the more powerful 1.6L diesel engine would be presented in three variants - Delta, Zeta and Alpha. As S-Cross is the first premium offering from Maruti, hence it would be offered en-route the new NEXA network of premium dealerships. One must not get surprised by the changed variant nomenclature as earlier Maruti used to offer all its products in L, V and Z trims. Talking about the S-Cross's dimensions, it measures 4,300 mm in length, 1,765 mm in width, and 1,590 mm in height. In addition, it also has a wheelbase of 2,600 mm. The company has made significant changes in the Indian model of the S-Cross, and one such is the extended ground clearance of 180mm.
As for features, the Maruti S-Cross would come loaded with driver airbag, all-wheel disc brake system, 4 speakers, body coloured door handles, silver skid plates, steel rims and fabric upholstery as standard across the entire variant line-up. However, range-topping variants would also boast of several premium features such as Cruise Control, Rain-sensing wipers, automatic projector headlamps, Automatic Climate control, rear centre armrest, parcel tray, Smartplay infotainment system and push-button start/stop, 16-inch alloy wheels and leather upholstery. Just so you know, Maruti S-Cross would lock horns with the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and higher variants of Ford EcoSport in India.
Mechanically, the S-Cross crossover would be launched only in diesel guise, at least initially. It is going to be the first vehicle in the country to come with a Fiat-sourced 1.6L diesel engine. The 320 DDiS 1.6L, 4-cylinder diesel engine, with a variable geometry turbocharger, would belt out a maximum power of 118bhp and peak torque of 320Nm. There would also be a another diesel engine - the company's tried and trusted 200 DDiS 1.3L Multi-jet engine with 89bhp of top power and 200Nm of peak torque. Both the engines would be mated to a manual transmission; no automatic or all-wheel-drive variant is is offing. For those asking, Maruti S-Cross can be booked at all company authorized dealerships nationwide at a token amount of Rs. 51,000.