Maruti Suzuki has finally commenced accepting bookings for the 2020 S-Cross petrol. The new model is expected to hit the Indian shores in the coming weeks.
India's biggest carmaker Maruti Suzuki discontinued all the diesel models as soon as the new stringent emission norms came into effect. The carmaker decided to update the Brezza (already launched in the market) and S-Cross with a petrol powertrain. Moreover, both the cars were also showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. Maruti launched the new Brezza at the expo itself, while the S-Cross is yet to go on sale in the Indian market. The new S-Cross petrol is expected to hit the domestic market in June this year, and a few dealerships have already started accepting booking for the updated crossover at a token amount of Rs 11,000.
The new petrol-powered S-Cross will be offered in three distinctive variants namely- Selta, Zeta and Alpha
The automaker will continue to retail the car via company’s premium Nexa dealership and will be offering the updated model in three different trim levels namely- Delta, Zeta and Alpha. The entry-level base model is expected to be priced between Rs 9 to 9.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Mechanically, the 2020 Maruti S-Cross will be powered by a BS6-complaint K15B 1.5-litre gasoline engine, which churns out 105 PS of peak power and 138 Nm of twisting force. The engine will come paired with the company’s SHVS mild-hybrid system. Transmission duties will be done by 5-speed MT or a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The same power plant does duties in the Maruti Ciaz, Ertiga, XL6 and Brezza.
Talking about the features, the 2020 Maruti S-Cross will come loaded with features like LED projector headlamps, sporty-looking 16-inch alloy wheels, and cruise control. Moreover, the crossover is also expected to feature Maruti’s latest SmatPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system, which will offer smartphone connectivity options like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The new model is not expected to feature any cosmetic changes on outside and inside. Once launched, the new Maruti S-Cross will rub shoulders with the likes of Honda WR-V, FordEcoSport and Hyundai Venue (considering the point price point at which all these model are offered).