With the S-Cross, Maruti Suzuki will be making its entry into the rapidly growing mid-size crossover-SUV segment in India. Compared to the Euro spec model, Maruti Suzuki will be making a lot of changes to the car before launching it in the Indian market. In the international markets, the Suzuki S-Cross is available with ‘Allgrip’ all-wheel-drive system. It is unclear whether the same will be offered in the India spec model. The S-Cross features off-roader characteristics like high ground clearance, black cladding all around and metal scuff plates at the front and rear.
In the interior spy image, the three spoke steering wheel, which is carried over from the Dezire/Ertiga is visible. The cabin features silver accents around the AC vents and the central console. The instrument cluster is also similar to the one seen on the Maruti Suzuki Swift. This part sharing exercise helps Maruti to keep the costs in check. Also, the car will come loaded to the gills with features to have an upper hand over the competition.
The S-Cross is likely to be powered by a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine. This unit will be sourced from Fiat, which also provides the 1.3 litre diesel motor to Maruti. This 1.6 litre motor churns out 118bhp of max power and 32kgm of peak torque, and is expected to be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
The S-Cross is likely to be priced at around INR 13-14 lakh and will be pitted against the Nissan Terrano, Renault Duster and the upcoming Hyundai compact SUV.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more dope on the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross India launch.
via : IAB