Maruti S-Cross petrol has been launched at a starting price of Rs. 8.39 lakh, and gets the SHVS mild-hybrid system as standard. Read here to know more details.
Maruti has finally launched the S-Cross with a BS6-compliant petrol engine. With the new motor in place, the prices for S-Cross petrol start at Rs. 8.39 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs. 12.39 lakh. The S-Cross petrol undercuts almost all of its rival in terms of its pricing by a huge margin. However, this comes as no surprise, since Maruti is known for offering affordable products in the Indian market. Maruti will retail the crossover via its NEXA chain of outlets in a total of 4 variants, namely Sigma, Delta, Zeta, and Alpha.
On the occasion, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “S-Cross holds an indispensable position in our NEXA portfolio, appreciated for its striking exteriors, elegant interiors, and strong road presence. Built on NEXA’s values of ‘Create. Inspire.’, the new S-Cross Petrol offers a powerful drive experience with refined performance. This is complemented by a dominating and authoritative design language along with feature-rich interiors. Appealing to the customers who strive for adventure and performance, the launch of the powerful all-new S-Cross with 1.5-litre petrol engine and automatic variant will offer customers a delightful experience.”
Talking of the new petrol engine, it is the same 1.5L K-Series motor that does duties on the Ciaz. It churns out a respectable output of 105 PS and 138 Nm. This engine will offer the added boost at the lower RPMs via Maruti’s SHVS 48V mild-hybrid technology. It will be available with 2 transmission options – 5-speed MT and 4-speed AT. The S-Cross petrol with the mild-hybrid tech will return an ARAI-claimed fuel efficiency of 18.55 kmpl for the manual variants and 18.43 kmpl for the automatic variants.
The S-Cross in its petrol-only avatar continues to be a feature-loaded car. It comes equipped with a slew of features, such as automatic LED-projector headlamps, auto-folding and adjustable ORVMs, auto-dimming IRVM, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control and more. For the infotainment system, it now gets a 7-inch SmartPlay unit that offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility along with AUX, USB, and BlueTooth input options. However, on the design front, the S-Cross petrol remains identically the same as the diesel-powered iteration that it replaces.