Maruti Suzuki S-Cross expected to steal the show in crossover segment next year

Thursday 25 September 2014, 15:06 PM by

First it was the Compact SUV, then came-in the MUV's and now the country is gearing up to welcome the crossover segment. A while ago Toyota has ushered-in its first crossover rechristened as Etios Cross in the Indian market. Fiat is due to launch its very own Avventura crossover next month. Given the new emerging trend of launching crossovers in the country, India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki has been planning to launch its very own crossover named S-Cross sometime early next year.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross expected to steal the show in crossover segment next year |
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross SX4

The upcoming 2015 S-Cross from Maruti Suzuki shall be available in petrol as well as diesel alternatives. The diesel trim of S-Cross is likely to be powered by 1.6 Liter Mutijet engine that generates a maximum power output of about 120 Ps with a torque output of about 320 Nm. The petrol version of S-Cross is also likely to be powered by a 1.6 Liter engine that generates about 120 Ps of power with 156 Nm of torque. Earlier this year when S-Cross was showcased at the Auto Expo event, officials from the company said, “The S-Cross is an outcome of this deliberation to create a new segment which is a natural upgrade for any car owner.”

The upcoming Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is stated to be based on SX4 platform and it shall likely be launched as its replacement. Moreover, the crossover from Maruti Suzuki shall receive 6-speed gearbox and is also expected to be available in AWD trim along with regular two wheel drive option. The one displayed at the Auto Expo event has also received 5-star Euro NCAP rating for its overall safety. As part of interesting features, the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross may feature 16-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lamps, black cladding and scuff plates. Pricing aspect is not known for now, but it is believed that the car may be offered somewhere in between INR 8 – 12 Lakhs.

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