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Maruti Suzuki India CEO Kenichi Ayukawa speaks before launching the Concept Ciaz and SX4 S-Cross cars during the Indian Auto Expo in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi on 5 February 2014.REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Maruti Suzuki's upcoming S-Cross has been spied again during the usual testing trials, but the latest sighting throws up an interesting bit of details on the upcoming crossover.

The folks at GaadiWaadi who managed to capture the test mule of the upcoming S-Cross also reveals that the new crossover of Maruti would be offered in the country only with diesel power plants - 1.3-litre and 1.6-litre diesel motors.

Chances are that the 1.6-litre engine could be the Peugeot DV6 HDi engine, which can generate a maximum power of 110 PS (108.45 bhp).

We can also likely expect the smaller engine 1.3-litre to get power from the Fiat's 1.3-litre MultiJet motor, which is seen in Maruti's Swift, Ertiga and SX4.

Besides this, nothing much has changed from what we saw the last time. The car is still seen camouflaged, hiding all its key details. The new S-Cross is rumoured to debut in the country in 2015 and is likely to incorporate the features of its international model.

If rumours are to be believed, the crossover would get features like LED daytime-running lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, scuff plates and black cladding when it comes to India.

In India, the S-Cross will be competing against Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Mahindra Scorpio and Ford EcoSport and is likely to fall in the price range of ₹13 lakh.

In another development, the report says Maruti has commenced the production of its Ciaz petrol in the country and the diesel model will go into production shortly. Maruti Ciaz, a sedan based on the Suzuki Authentics concept car, first seen at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo will be reaching the Indian market in September this year.

It is likely to get power from the same 1.3 litre Multijet diesel or 1.4 litre K Series petrol engine of Ertiga and is expected to carry some of the features of both SX4 and Ertiga.

From what we know so far, the Ciaz is likely to feature alloy wheels, engine start button, rear AC vents and front arm-rest along with dual tone black and beige interiors and leather seats.

On the safety front, Ciaz is speculated to come with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).

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