- It will be launched towards the end of this year.
- Will be available with both, manual as well as automatic transmissions.
Maruti Suzuki, yesterday, announced its plans to cease the sale of its diesel-powered cars in India from 1 April 2020. Vehicles like the S-Cross and Vitara Brezza, which are only offered with a diesel powertrain, will have to be discontinued. To counter this, the company is considering introducing a new petrol engine on the S-Cross. We expect the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross to be launch in India towards the end of this year.
The motor in question is the 1.5-litre K15B four-cylinder diesel engine that also powers the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the Ciaz. It features dual-battery SHVS mild hybrid system and makes 104bhp and 138 Nm. The engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, while a 4-speed torque converter automatic will also be offered as an option.
That said, Maruti Suzuki has also hinted that if there is demand for a diesel powertrain, it will introduce a BS-VI compliant 1.5-litre diesel motor on the S-Cross. The new 1.5-litre oil burner recently made its debut on the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and is soon expected to make its way into the Ertiga.