Maruti Suzuki S-Cross
Expected time of launch: Early 2015
Expected price: Rs 6-9 Lakhs
Maruti Suzuki’s highly awaited crossover, the S-Cross will be launched in India in the last week of January 2015. The S-Cross will cater to the hot and highly lucrative crossover market that seems to have fancied major auto players across the board. The Maruti-Suzuki S-Cross will be available with both petrol and diesel options with alternative fuel versions planned subsequently.
In Europe, the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is available with a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine, which produces 120PS of peak power and 156Nm of peak torque. The S-Cross also gets a 1.6-litre diesel engine with 120PS and 320Nm of torque. Where the petrol is mated to a tried and tested 5-speed gearbox, the diesel motor is mated to a rather more practical 6-speed gearbox option. We expect these engines to be retained or be replaced by the 1.4-litre petrol and the 1.3-litre diesel motors that do duty in the Ertiga. The Suzuki S-Cross also comes equipped with an optional four-wheel-drive system, along with a four driving modes. We doubt if Maruti will launch these features in India.