It looks like Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car maker, has got it all right with its new premium crossover S-Cross.
The Maruti S-Cross, the car which marked the company's transformation from 'a budget car maker' to a key player in the premium car market in the country, has surpassed sales of its competitors in the first two months of its launch.
A report in GaadiWaadi says sales of the Maruti S-Cross in August and September stood at 4,602 and 3,603 units respectively, outnumbering that of its already settled rivals Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano.
In the crossover segment, while South Korean maker Hyundai's Creta managed to clasp on to the first position for two consecutive months with more than 7,000 units sale, the S-Cross, the latest entrant in the market, took the second position.
In August, US auto major Ford's EcoSport sales stood at 3,137, whereas Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano clocked sales of 1,109 and 497, respectively.
In September, though sales of S-cross dropped to 3,603 from 4,602, the Maruti crossover managed to stay at the second position. Ford sold 3,142 units of EcoSport, Renault sold 1,009 units of Duster and 533 units of Nissan Terrano.
Maruti currently has 32 Nexa Premium Showrooms operational in the country and the number is expected to go beyond 100 in the near future. This is also likely to give a boost to the sales of the S-Cross.
Launched on 5 August, the S-Cross, the country's largest car maker's first offering in the crossover segment, is priced in the range of Rs 8.34 lakh to Rs 13.74 lakh. Under the hood, the S-Cross gets -- 200 DDiS 1.3-litre diesel motor that can churn out 89bhp of power and 200Nm of torque, and 320 DDiS 1.6-litre diesel that is tuned to pump out 118bhp and 320Nm of torque.