Base variant of the Maruti S-Cross with roof carrier spied - Report

05/06/2015 - 11:58 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Reported to come with two diesel engine options.

GaadiWaadi reports that these spyshots are of a base variant of the Maruti S-Cross, which is expected to launch in India next month. The S-Cross will be showcased in its India-spec avatar at the IIFA Awards ceremony on June 7, 2015.

Maruti S-Cross base variant spied
The 4.3 meter S-Cross has the Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and Hyundai Creta in sights.

The lack of wheel covers and a rear wiper and washer indicates that this could be a base LDi or a mid-level VDi variant. According to reports, the S-Cross will initially launch in India with two diesel engine options. The 1.3-liter Fiat-sourced MultiJet diesel engine, which powers the diesel variants of all Maruti cars in India save for the Celerio, will produce about 90 bhp on the crossover.

Higher up, a 1.6-liter Fiat-soured MultiJet will develop 120 bhp and come with a 6-speed manual transmission. Reports say that Maruti will import this diesel engine, whereas the 1.3-liter unit is manufactured locally with a high-degree of localization.

Maruti S-Cross grille spied
Apart from ditching the 'SX4' name, the S-Cross in India also gets a new dual-slat chrome grille.

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To recap, the S-Cross measures 4.3 meters in length, 1.765 meters in width, 1.575 meters in height and 2.6 meters in wheelbase in its European specification. For the Indian market, spyshots have shown that Maruti has given the S-Cross a new dual-slat chrome grille to appeal to the local market tastes.

Rivals: Hyundai Creta, Mahindra Scorpio, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano
Expected Price: INR 8-11 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: Mid-2015 in India

[Source - GaadiWaadi]

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