Based on the SX4 hatchback, which was never introduced to the Indian market, the S-Cross has replaced the hatchback in some European markets and Maruti Suzuki will launch the crossover in India next month. The India-spec model will be similar to the global model, but will get some revisions to the design and a few mechanical changes. The car’s interior gets an all-black treatment with some silver inserts and shares the equipment list from the Ciaz.
For the Indian market, the S-Cross will be offered only in the diesel variant and there will be no petro. The conventional 1.3-litre multi jet diesel motor produces 90bhp of power and 200Nm and comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. There is another variant which has a 1.6-litre multi jet unit under its hood. This powerplant churns out 120bhp of power and 320Nm of torque and comes matched to a six-speed manual transmission.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross will be sold through the company's upcoming exclusive showrooms in India called the Nexa. The company has also launched a microsite for the crossover. Check out our first impressions in the link posted below.