Official pre-bookings for the 2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross petrol have been commenced across the nation. The carmaker has confirmed that the crossover’s updated model can be booked online or through Nexa app by paying an initial sum of Rs 11,000. Interested buyers can also visit their nearest Nexa showroom for booking and enquiries. Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, has revealed that the company sold over 1.25 lakh S-Cross so far. The crossover has been appreciated for its “premium interiors, stylish and masculine design”. Read – Maruti Ignis Zeta Gets SmartPlay Infotainment
Powering the 2020 Maruti S-Cross petrol will be a BS6-compliant 1.5L K15B engine replacing the old BS4 1.3L diesel motor. The naturally-aspirated gasoline unit returns a claimed power of 105bhp and a peak torque of 138Nm. Compared to its replacement, the new petrol engine will be slightly more powerful (around 15bhp). Transmission choices will include the same 5-speed manual and 4-speed torque convertor automatic units. The automatic gearbox will be available on higher trims only.
While the BS4 diesel manual variants get Suzuki’s SHVS mild hybrid system as standard, it will be reserved for the updated automatic variants of the crossover. The SHVS system has a large battery pack for energy storage produced from braking via a brake energy regeneration system. The stored energy is transmitted to the wheels via integrated starter generator that delivers it via a belt to the engine. The mild hybrid system improves fuel economy and performance (marginally) of the vehicle. Read – Maruti Suzuki’s First Electric Car Launch Details
The 2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross will come in four trims – Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. Compared to the previous diesel model, the new petrol version will be slightly more affordable. Its prices are likely to start from 8.50 lakh for the base variant. Official launch date and details of the new S-Cross petrol is yet to be announced. Stay tuned to IndiaCarNews.