India-spec Maruti S-Cross 1.6 diesel shows its interior and features – Spied
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Reported to get Fiat-sourced 1.3- and 1.6-liter diesel engines.
A leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated controls for the touchscreen infotainment and navigation system (dubbed Maruti SmartPlay system), perforated leather seats, central armrest, silver accents for the center console and door pads, and a rear AC vent are the features observed on the S-Cross.
Compared to the international S-Cross, the Indian model gets a new dual-slat chrome grille and ditches the ‘SX4’ badging on the bootlid. However, it receives LED daytime running lights, projector headlights and 16-inch alloy wheels.
Power for the S-Cross in the Indian market will reportedly come from diesel engines – a 1.3- and 1.6-liter unit – sourced from Fiat. The 1.3-liter MultiJet will make about 90 bhp while the more powerful 1.6-liter will produce 120 bhp on the S-Cross and will also introduce a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Maruti could also explore launching the S-Cross with the 1.4-liter K-Series petrol engine which does duty on the Ciaz and Ertiga.
Rivals: Mahindra Scorpio, Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano
Expected Price: INR 8-11 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: Mid-2015 in India
Suzuki SX4 S-Cross – Image Gallery
[Source – ShiftingGears]