Maruti SX4 S-Cross (A-Cross) with 1.6L engine caught on test - Spied

29/04/2015 - 11:20 | ,  ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Marks Maruti's entry in the crossover segment.

The forthcoming Maruti SX4 S-Cross was snapped testing in a production ready avatar recently, with a badge hinting one of the likely engine options. The '1.6' moniker on the bootlid suggests either Suzuki's 1,586 cc petrol mill, or Fiat's 1,598 cc MultiJet diesel engine.

Maruti SX4 S Cross Maruti A Cross 1.6 spied
The S-Cross is available in Europe with 1.6-liter petrol and diesel engines, the latter being borrowed from Fiat.

The S-Cross is available with both these engines in Europe. In case of the petrol, Suzuki claims 120 PS and 156 Nm of torque, and offers its 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT. The diesel engine develops an identical 120 PS but a higher 320 Nm of torque, and comes exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Recent reports suggest that Maruti may choose to ditch the 'SX4 S-Cross' name, as it could be suggestive of the SX4 sedan, which is now discontinued in India. Instead, the crossover could be called the Maruti A-Cross for the domestic market.

Maruti SX4 S Cross Maruti A Cross rear spied
The 'SX4' name may be suggestive of the sedan, which towards the end of its tenure suffered from poor sales.

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Production of Maruti's Duster-rival is slated to commence at the brand's Manesar plant. Similar to the Ciaz, the A-Cross too will launch in variants of V, V+, Z and Z+, with the top-end model getting features like projector headlights, alloy wheels, dual airbags, ABS, EBD and Maruti's SmartPlay infotainment and navigation system.

Rivals: Renault Duster, Hyundai ix25, Nissan Terrano, Mahindra Scorpio
Expected Price: INR 8-11 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: Mid-2015 in India

[Source - GaadiWaadi]

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