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Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol Launched; More Affordable Now


Gone is Fiat’s 1.3-litre diesel engine and in comes an updated 1.5-litre petrol engine with an optional automatic transmission

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  • S-Cross petrol is priced from Rs 8.39 lakh to Rs 12.39 lakh.
  • It’s offered in four variants: Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha.
  • S-Cross powered by Maruti’s 105PS 1.5-litre petrol engine.
  • Offered with a 4-speed automatic transmission and 5-speed manual gearbox.
  • Rivals Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Renault Duster.

Maruti Suzuki has launched the updated S-Cross with prices starting from Rs 8.39 lakh (ex-showroom). The major change lies under the hood as it comes with a petrol engine and an automatic transmission. Just like before, the S-Cross is offered in four variants, with the automatic option limited to the top three. Here are the prices:

 

S-Cross Diesel (Discontinued)

S-Cross Petrol

Difference

Sigma

Rs 8.81 lakh

Rs 8.39 lakh Rs 42,000

Delta

Rs 9.93 lakh

Rs 9.60 lakh Rs 33,000 

Zeta 

Rs 10.44 lakh

Rs 9.95 lakh  Rs 49,000 

Alpha

Rs 11.44 lakh

Rs 11.16 lakh  Rs 28,000 

Automatic 

Delta

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Rs 10.84 lakh

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Zeta

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Rs 11.19 lakh 

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Alpha

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Rs 12.39 lakh 

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All prices, ex-showroom Delhi

Prices for the S-Cross petrol manual are cheaper by upto Rs 49,000 depending on the variant you pick. 

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The updated S-Cross comes with Maruti’s 1.5-litre petrol engine that develops 105PS and 138Nm. Also a first in the S-Cross is a four-speed automatic transmission, which will be sold alongside the 5-speed manual gearbox. In terms of fuel efficiency, the manual variant returns 18.55kmpl while the automatic variant boasts a claimed figure of 18.43kmpl. Here’s how the petrol engine compares against the older diesel motor:

 

S-Cross Diesel

S-Cross Petrol

Power 

90PS

105PS

Torque

200Nm

138Nm

Though the petrol-powered S-Cross is more powerful, it isn’t as torquey as the diesel motor. However, Maruti offers the S-Cross petrol with a mild hybrid system for torque boost and start-stop functionalities. Read how the petrol engine performs in our Vitara Brezza first drive review

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Other changes in the S-Cross include an updated 7.0-inch Smartplay Studio infotainment and a revised rev counter which now goes upto 8000rpm. 

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Even the feature list is quite similar to the diesel-powered S-Cross. Highlights include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, climate control, cruise control, steering mounted audio controls, automatic headlamps, and keyless entry with push button start. Safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. 

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The petrol-powered S-Cross locks horns with the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, and the Renault Duster. What do you think about the S-Cross petrol? Will it have the same appeal as its diesel sibling? Let us know your view in the comments below. 

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