The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, which will launch in India before the April 1, 2020 BS6 transition deadline, is showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. Until now, the S-Cross is available with a diesel engine only. The petrol-powered S-Cross will meet the BS6 emission norms, while the one with the diesel engine will be discontinued.
While Maruti Suzuki is yet to confirm the specs of the petrol S-Cross, we can confirm that it will get a 1.5-litre petrol engine, the same unit that does duty on the Ertiga and the Ciaz. And like in both these models, this engine will be coupled with Maruti’s SHVS mild hybrid tech. The S-Cross on showcase at the Auto Expo had an automatic transmission. It is likely that there will be a manual transmission on offer as well.
As far as prices are concerned, expect the petrol S-Cross to be more affordable than its outgoing diesel version. The diesel S-Cross is currently priced at Rs 8.81 lakh for the base variant, and the top-spec model costs Rs 11.44 lakh (both prices ex-showroom Delhi). The diesel S-Cross was available with a manual transmission only. Maruti Suzuki has confirmed that it has stopped the production of all BS4 models, which means the company would not manufacture any more diesel-powered S-Cross models.