When Maruti Suzuki revealed their preimum dealership ‘Nexa’ and with it the first premium crossover, the ‘S-Cross’, the first word that came onto people’s mind was class. From tons of chrome on the outside and bold lines going across the sides it was a premium looking car. Interior also had a smooth and premium finish and overall the car looked so plush,it rocked the world of Indians. Since then Nexa launched many cars and they all transitioned from BS4 to BS6, so the only question was when will the Goddfather of Nexa make the move and Maruti Suzuki finally has the answer.
The homegrown automotive giant has announced that the BS6 compliant S-Cross will be launched on July 29th 2020. Like the Brezza, it will ditch the famous 90hp, 1.3-litre diesel engine, also known as India’s ‘national engine’ and feature a K15B petrol engine churning out 105 BHP of peak power and 138Nm of torque which was first seen on the Ciaz and is also used on the Vitara Brezza. It would be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and also feature a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The AMT transition will only be available on the top three variants i.e. Delta, Zeta and Alpha.
Besides from the powertrain, no other changes will be made as it received its makeover in 2017 and is now approaching the end of its lifecycle. No clear announcement has been made about the successor of the S-Cross but most probably it will be a midsize SUV derived from the Futuro e-concept SUV which was showcased at the auto expo.
The price bracket expected for the BS6 crossover is 8.50-11.05 lakh (ex-showroom) which is slightly lower than its BS6 predesscor. With the powerful engine,good looks and most importantly the attractive price bracket, it is expected to do well and will be pitted directly against the now petrol-only Renauly Duster.