Here is good news for the early buyers of Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, who think they bought the car for a higher price. If the latest reports are anything to go by, Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car-maker, is compensating the early buyers of the S-Cross for the difference in the price of the model after the prices were cut by up to Rs 2 lakh.
Team BHP reports that one of the S-Cross customers, who bought the model before the price cut has now received compensation from the Nexa dealership, indicating that the company intends to compensate the loyal customers. Going by the report, one of the S-cross customers received a cheque for Rs 90,000 and a 2 year /20,000 km premium MCP (maintenance cost protect) package from Nexa.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross premium crossover was launched in August 2015 at a price ranging from Rs 8.34 to Rs 13.74 lakh. The S-Cross was the first and only model to be sold through Nexa dealerships of Maruti before the Baleno joined the line-up. However, the S-Cross did not bring in good numbers for the company as expected. Within months of the launch, dealerships offered discounts of up to Rs 1 lakh in September and the dealers in Delhi also offered the car with discounts of up to Rs 3 lakh towards the end of December 2015. In January, Maruti admitted to slow sales of the S-Cross and officially reduced the prices of the model by up to Rs 2 lakh.
The S-Cross's engine line-up includes a 1.3-litre diesel motor that churns out 89bhp power and 200Nm torque, and a 1.6-litre diesel that is tuned to pump out 118bhp and 320Nm. The former engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, while the latter gets six-speed manual transmission.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]