Spied – Maruti SX4 S-Cross with reverse parking sensors caught on tape
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The Maruti SX4 S-Cross test mules are increasingly visible on public roads day by day and here is a video of the upcoming compact crossover, taken by Gaadiwaadi.com. The car made its Indian debut at the Auto Expo.
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The spy video shows that the SX4 S-Cross is equipped with reverse parking sensors and a color display in the centre console for multimedia infotainment system. The test mule also features alloy wheels.
The SX4 S-Cross in international markets is available with 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines both putting out an identical 120 PS (118.3 bhp) of power. The torque output of the petrol and diesel engines stands at 156 Nm and 320 Nm respectively.
A 5-speed manual or a CVT are the transmission options for the petrol variant while the diesel variant is mated only to a 6-speed manual transmission. Both engines can be specified with Suzuki’s AllGrip all-wheel-drive system. There are rumors that the India-spec SX4 S-Cross would use Peugeot’s diesel engine instead of the international version’s Fiat sourced MultiJet mill.
While the Maruti Ciaz sedan is expected to go on sale in September this year, the SX4 S-Cross is lined up to be launched in early 2015.
Competitors: Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Mahindra Scorpio, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai ix25
Expected Price: INR 8-11 lakhs, ex-Showroom
[Spy images from Gaadiwaadi.com]