Spied - IAB reader catches the Maruti SX4 S-Cross on test
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 has been testing in India since the time it was showcased at the Auto Expo 2014. The crossover, has been recently spotted testing again by IAB reader Mr. Tarun Sharma.
The SX4 S-Cross is expected to launch in early 2015. In international markets, the SX4 S-Cross is available with 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines. The petrol motor generates 118.3 bhp (120 PS) and 156 Nm of torque, and is coupled either to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT. The diesel engine is a Fiat sourced 1.6-litre MultiJet mill which also churns out 118.3 bhp (120 PS) while the torque output stands at 320 Nm. The oil burner is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The European SX4 S-Cross is equipped with Suzuki's ALLGRIP all-wheel-drive system as an option. It's rumored that the India-spec diesel variant could employ a Peugeot-sourced diesel engine.
Maruti SX4 S-Cross - What to expect
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Competitors: Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Mahindra Scorpio, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai ix25
Expected Price: INR 8-11 lakhs, ex-Showroom