Maruti Suzuki has announced that they will be launching its most-awaited and the last model left in their current line-up to make its transition from BS4 to BS6, the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol on August 5th 2020.
The 2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol first made its debut at Auto Expo 2020 and was initially scheduled to launch way earlier than expected. However, due to nationwide lockdown, the launch was postponed indefinitely. Reports also suggest that some dealers have already unofficially commenced the booking of the new S-Cross petrol crossover at a token amount of ₹ 11,000.
Powered by a 1.5L K15B Mild-Hybrid Petrol Engine
- The 2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol gets the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza sourced 1.5-litre K15B mild-hybrid petrol engine producing 112 hp with 134 Nm of peak torque.
- The petrol engine coupled with SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) mild-hybrid technology will come mated to a standard 5-speed manual and an optional 4-speed torque converter unit.
- Additionally, the automatic transmission will only be offered with the 3 top-spec variants out of its 4 trim levels- Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha.
Any new updates on the S-Cross Petrol?
- On the outside, the upcoming crossover from Maruti remains the same, but could feature some minor tweaks which include a new set of LED DRLs, LED tail lamps, roof rails, automatic headlamps with levelling and rain-sensing wipers.
- While features such as LED projector headlamps, 16-inch alloy wheels and auto-folding ORVMs with integrated turn indicators will be carry forwarded from its out-going model.
- The inside, however, to gets some minor upgrades including a 7.0-inch Suzuki SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, cruise control, smart key, auto day-night adjustable rearview mirror, leather seat upholstery, a new multifunctional steering wheel and door armrest, telescopic steering wheel, push-button start/stop and automatic climate control to name a few.
Its expected price and rivals?
- Unlike its diesel predecessor which costs between Rs 8.81 to 11.44 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The new petrol variant could cost a premium and come with a starting price of Rs 9 lakh (ex-showroom).
- Talking about competition, the new 2020 S-cross petrol will continue to rivals the likes of the Tata Nexon, Honda WR-V, Hyundai Venue, Ford Ecosport, Renault Duster and Nissan Kicks.