Maruti Suzuki showcased the petrol-powered S-cross at the 2020 Auto Expo and it was scheduled to get launched this month itself, but due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, the launch has been postponed and we assume that S-cross will be launched next month. Like other Maruti Suzuki cars, S-cross will also only get a petrol engine which will replace the current diesel engine.
Maruti Suzuki S-cross will get a new 1.5-litre petrol engine churning out 105 hp and 138 Nm of torque and this petrol engine will replace the old 1.3-litre DDIS diesel engine which used to produce 90 hp and 200 Nm of torque. The new petrol engine will be offered in both 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic options whereas only the automatic variants are expected to get Suzuki's SHVS smart hybrid technology. We saw the 1.5-litre petrol engine first time in Ciaz, then it was also launched in Ertiga, Brezza and XL6. The diesel S-cross had SHVS in all of its variants.
Talking about the changes, S-cross might get some tweaks inside and out but it will remain more or less the same. The only single major update will be Suzuki's smart play studio touchscreen system which sports both Android Auto and Apple Car Play. Maruti S-cross petrol will be offered in four trims- Sigma, Delta Zeta and Alpha. Except for the base Sigma variant, all the other three variants will get 4-speed automatic option too.
As the S-cross get a petrol engine now, prices will see a drop and we expect it to be priced from Rs 8.4 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi) for the base Sigma variant and the top-end Alpha to be priced at around Rs 11 lakhs (ex-showroom). The diesel S-cross was priced from Rs 8.81 lakhs to 11.41 lakhs.