For the first time, the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross will now come with a petrol heart – the same 1.5-litre unit that also does duty in the Ciaz and the Ertiga. Bookings commenced for a minimum amount of ₹11,000.
Last week, Maruti Suzuki officially announced that the 2020 S-Cross petrol will go on sale on 5th August. Now, the Manesar-based carmaker has officially opened its order books. Just like all other Maruti Suzuki models on sale, the S-Cross too will not be sold with a diesel heart. It will only be offered with a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol motor that we have already experienced in the Vitara Brezza, Ciaz and the Ertiga. This unit is good for 103bhp and 138Nm. The S-Cross will come paired with a 5-speed manual transmission and will also get the option of a 4-speed torque converter automatic.
Just like before, the S-Cross will continue to be offered in four variants – Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. Like all the recently launched Maruti Suzuki offerings, the S-Cross too will come with the updated Smartplay Studio System as well. In all other aspects, the S-Cross is expected to be largely unchanged, except for a few mild tweaks.
The outdoing S-Cross was sold only with a 1.3-litre diesel motor and was priced in the ₹8.81 lakh to ₹11.44 lakh range. Since this 2020 iteration will only be powered by a petrol heart, it is likely to be cheaper than before. Maruti Suzuki sold more than 18,000 units of the S-Cross in 2019. Maruti Suzuki sold 53,139 units in June 2020 – a considerable drop from the same month last year, but a reasonably good number given the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis.