Ahead of launch, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross spotted at dealership yard
Ahead of its launch in India on August 5, the 2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross (petrol) has been spotted at a dealership stockyard. The crossover will remain identical to the now-discontinued diesel model. However, it will offer some new features and a BS6-compliant 1.5-liter mild-hybrid petrol mill. Notably, the bookings for the car are already underway via NEXA dealerships as well as the company's website.
2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross (petrol): At a glance
As per the leaked images, the 2020 S-Cross will have a sporty design, featuring a chrome-covered vertical slat grille, silver-finished faux skid plates, as well as blacked-out skirting and wheel arches. On the sides, the crossover will be flanked by roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, indicator-mounted ORVMs, and dual-tone alloy wheels. For lighting, it will offer projector headlights with integrated LED DRLs.
Power and performance
The 2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross will be powered by a BS6-compliant 1.5-liter mild-hybrid petrol powertrain that generates 112hp of maximum power and 134Nm of peak torque. The transmission duties will be handled by a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic torque converter gearbox.
A peek inside the cabin
According to the spy shots, the upcoming S-Cross will have an all-black five-seater cabin with automatic climate control and a multifunctional steering wheel. It will sport a large instrument cluster with a MID unit and a new 7-inch Smartplay Studio 2.0 system enabled with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On the safety front, it will offer twin airbags and rear parking sensors as standard.
What about the pricing?
The 2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross (petrol) is likely to start at Rs. 8.5 lakh. At this price-point, the crossover will take on the likes of Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Venue, and the Honda WR-V.