The new BSVI-compliant Maruti S-Cross Petrol is expected to launch in the coming weeks. It will feature a Ciaz-sourced 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine
It looks like Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) might be planning to launch the S-Cross BS6 petrol this month. This is supported by the fact that there has been not even a single dispatch of the BS4-compliant model from the factory to the dealerships.
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With the deadline for achieving BSVI-compliance next month, it makes sense for the company to shut production for the current model. Followers of IndianAuto would know that the outgoing version of the Maruti S-Cross is powered by a BSIV-compliant, Fiat-sourced, 1.3-litre turbocharged diesel engine, which generated 90 PS of max power and 200 Nm of peak torque. The company has decided not to upgrade this engine to meet the BSVI norms, primarily due to cost concerns. Instead, Maruti has decided to focus on petrol engines, which is relatively more affordable.
The upcoming petrol-powered version will feature a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated motor, capable of generating 105 PS and 138 Nm. This engine also powers the Ciaz and the recently-launched Brezza. Previously, there was a 1.6-litre diesel mill on offer as well (120PS and 320Nm), but it was shelved due to poor customer demand. It should also be noted that with the new petrol powerplant, Maruti Brezza will be the least-powerful vehicle in its class. Apart from that, there will be a mild-hybrid system on-board, helping improve the fuel economy of the car by a small margin.
Maruti S-Cross Petrol will be launched soon
Unlike the new Brezza, the S-Cross petrol will not receive any cosmetic changes to the interior or exterior. The car will still feature the big, bulky headlamps and vertically-slatted front grille. At the rear, you get sharp but funky taillight units. The overall silhouette of the car seems inspired by the current-gen BMW X1. There has been no official confirmation on the prices, but we expect the updated car to cost between Rs. 8.8 lakh and 12 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).