Crossover comparo - Maruti Suzuki SX4 S Cross vs Toyota Etios Cross

Monday 24 February 2014, 10:48 AM by

Amidst much hype and gala surrounding the compact SUV cars in the India, certain indian and International car-makers are eying to create a new trend in the local market with the new crossover segment of cars. India's largest car-maker has recently showcased its new crossover named the S-Cross at the recently held 2014 Auto Expo event.

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Crossover comparo – Maruti Suzuki SX4 S Cross vs Toyota Etios Cross

Much awaited S-Cross has finally been unveiled by the India's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki at the Auto Expo 2014. The car is expected to be powered with 1.6 litre petrol engine which is capable of delivering 120 PS of power with 156 Nm of torque. It is anticipated that SX4 crossover may also be available in a diesel version powered by Fiat's 1.6-litre MultiJet engine. On first look, the car reminds us of the good old car Suzuki Grand Vitara. The current version that was unveiled at Auto Expo 2014 seems to be similar to the one showcased at the Geneva Motor Show.

Exact technical specifications have not been revealed for now and may be spoken in detail at a later date. As per sources, along with the two wheel drive option, the SX4 S-Cross is also expected to be an all 4 wheeled drive. Its fairly powered engine is mated to a 6 speed gearbox. Interiors of the car is fairly decent and comes with abundant leg and head room. Officials from Maruti Suzuki India, said, “'The SX-4 Cross is an outcome of this deliberation to create a new segment which is a natural upgrade for any car owner.” The S-Cross displayed at the recently held Auto Expo event has received an impressive 5-star Euro NCAP rating for its overall safety. Pricing for the car has not been revealed for now by the Indian car-maker and it is anticipated that it may be revealed post the car goes on sale at a later date.

Crossover comparo – Maruti Suzuki SX4 S Cross vs Toyota Etios Cross

The recently unveiled Etios Cross from Toyota will feature a set of 15-inches, 10-spoke alloy wheels, black and silver body cladding, large bars on the roof, an integrated bumper guard at front, rear spoiler and a new fog lamp cluster, which distinguish it from the hatchback and offers an aggressive stance. Inside the cabin, the vehicle has adjustable headrests, black seat fabric and chrome enhancements on the dashboard etc. The crossover is expected to be powered by the existing 1.4-litre D4D diesel engine that develops 69PS and the 1.5-litre petrol engine producing 90PS. As per sources, the car maybe priced around Rs 6-6.5 lakh. The upcoming car is positioned in straight of competition to the likes of Volkswagen Cross Polo and the upcoming Fiat Punto Adventure Crossover.

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