The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross was spotted testing yet again, this time on the Jaipur highway. The images of the fully camouflaged vehicle were sent to us by our reader Arpit Jain.
The S-Cross made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show last year. It is currently sold in some European markets as a replacement to the SX4 hatchback. The company will make a host of changes before they launch it for the Indian market in mid 2015. The car's fascia sports a three-piece horizontal slats chrome grille, projector headlamps, DRLs and fog lamps. The interior is expected to be similar to the one in the Swift's cabin.
The Suzuki S-Cross in the European market is powered by the 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines. We think the S-Cross for the Indian market may be powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder diesel engine that will churn out 120bhp of power and 320Nm of torque. The petrol variant may be powered by a 1.6-litre mill that will produce 120bhp of power and 160Nm of torque. The transmission systems may include the five-speed manual transmission or a CVT gearbox.
The S-Cross was exhibited at the 2014 Auto Expo in India at the start of this year. Maruti Suzuki will launch the car in the Indian market to compete with the Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and even the Mahindra XUV 500 in the highly competitive mid-size crossover segment. It might be priced in the Rs 12-15 lakh bracket.