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Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Rivals: Petrol Engine Specifications Compared


The S-Cross will now be offered with a petrol engine for the first time. How do its new specifications compare against its rivals?

 

We all know that the updated S-Cross is all set to be launched on August 5. For the first time in its life, the India-spec model will now come with a 1.5-litre petrol engine along with an automatic transmission instead of Fiat’s 1.3-litre diesel engine. 

The question is: How does the new 1.5-litre petrol engine fare against its rivals: the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and the Renault Duster? Let's find out.

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Note: Since the S-Cross comes with a naturally aspirated petrol engine, we have compared it against its rivals with similar specifications. The Seltos and Creta are offered with turbo-petrol engines while the Duster is set to get a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol unit. 

 

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Hyundai Creta 

Kia Seltos

Renault Duster

Engine

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

Power (PS)

105PS

115Nm

115Nm

106PS

Torque (Nm)

138Nm

144Nm

144Nm

142Nm

Transmission Options

5-speed manual / 4-speed AT

6-speed manual / CVT

6-speed manual / CVT

5-speed manual

Fuel Efficiency

NA

16.8kmpl (MT) / 16.9kmpl (CVT)

16.8kmpl (MT) / 16.5kmpl (CVT)

NA

All these models come with 1.5-litre petrol engines. However, the S-Cross is the least powerful in this test while the Creta and Seltos lead the chart. The Duster is just 1PS/4Nm more powerful than the S-Cross but cannot match the Hyundai or Kia.  

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Sure, those who would have driven the diesel S-Cross might miss its punchy nature. But the petrol S-Cross could come with a mild hybrid system which features torque assist under hard acceleration. That said, this S-Cross is likely to be best suited for relaxed driving.   

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All four models here are offered with a manual gearbox. But surprisingly, the Renault is the only one here that doesn’t feature an automatic transmission. The S-Cross comes with an old-school 4-speed torque converter while the Hyundai and Kia utilise a more modern CVT that’s way smoother. 

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Maruti Suzuki is yet to reveal fuel efficiency figures for the S-Cross, but we won’t be surprised if it turns out to the most fuel efficient car here. For reference, the same 1.5-litre engine in the Vitara Brezza delivers a claimed efficiency of 17.03 kmpl in the MT and 18.76kmpl in the AT variants. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos have similar fuel efficiency figures. 

Prices And Verdict:

 

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Hyundai Creta 

Kia Seltos

Renault Duster

Prices (ex-showroom)

Rs 8.5 lakh to Rs 12 lakh (Expected)

Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 16.15 lakh

Rs 9.89 lakh to Rs 14.34 lakh

Rs 8.49 lakh to Rs 9.99 lakh

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The S-Cross is likely to be priced from Rs 8.5 lakh to Rs 12 lakh, putting it in the ballpark of Hyundai’s Creta and Kia Seltos’ entry-level variants. Would you pick the S-Cross over the similarly-priced variants of the rivals? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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