Maruti Suzuki is progressively axing the 1.6-litre diesel engine variants of the S-Cross owing to lack of demand for the larger mill. After axing the Delta last year, Maruti has axed the second-to-top Zeta trim as well. So, the premium crossover will now be available only in the top-spec Alpha trim with the 1.6-litre engine with a price tag of Rs 12.02 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross hasn’t been a runaway success for the Indian giant. Coming in with a premium price tag, the S-Cross still manages to sell about 3,000 units a month on an average. The S-Cross also debuted the 1.6-litre Multijet diesel engine in India but owing to its high price tag, didn’t find many takers. For the cost conscious Indian buyer, fuel economy is the ultimate priority and hence the 1.3-litre engine S-Cross has been the natural choice.
The S-Cross now will be available in five variants – the 1.3-litre Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha and the 1.6-litre Alpha. It starts at Rs 8.02 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi for the base Sigma 1.3 while the top spec 1.3 Alpha is priced at Rs 10.59 lakh. The 1.3-litre engine develops 89bhp of power and 200Nm of torque while the 1.6-litre diesel mill develops 118bhp of power and 320Nm of torque. The 1.3-litre comes mated to a five-speed gearbox while the 1.6-litre gets a six-speed manual.