At Auto Expo 2020, Maruti Suzuki exhibited S-Cross petrol and would have released it by now if it were not for the coronavirus pandemic. We have got our hands on some fresh information regarding the S-Cross petrol with the final launch only a few days out.
It has been announced that the S-Cross petrol would be sold in three variants: Delta, Zeta, and Alpha thus axing the earlier Sigma base-spec model. Maruti can offer both manual and automatic transmission choices on all three models. Unofficial pre-launch reservations are available for a token of 11,000 Rs.
The S-Cross petrol gets the 1.5-liter BS6 petrol engine with mid-hybrid engineering used on the Ciaz, Ertiga, XL6, and facelifted Vitara Brezza and misses out completely on their diesel motor. It is rated at 105PS and 138Nm and will be fitted as normal to a manual 5-speed gearbox. The S-Cross diesel, as seen on the facelifted Vitara Brezza, will also get mild-hybrid software with a 4-speed AT. Though it won’t get a diesel engine at launch, if there’s enough demand, Maruti may carry it back in BS6 guise later.