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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

If emerging reports on the web are true, then Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car maker, will pull the wraps off its highly anticipated SX4 S-Cross in India in April.

Maruti is wasting no time in its attempt to stay ahead of the competition in the domestic market. The company which launched its new Ciaz sedan to grab a neat pie in the sedan segment is now gearing up to foray into the big car segment with its S-cross and the latest reports say just a couple of weeks stand between the new Maruti new model and the auto lovers in India.

Although the exact launch details and the pricing of SX4 S-Cross are yet to be made public, the auto lovers will have a pretty clear idea of what to expect from the new S-Cross since the model is already in few international markets.

Under the hood, India-specific S-Cross is speculated to pack 1.6-litre diesel engine, which can churn out a power of 118bhp with a peak torque of 32kgm and the transmission is likely to come from a six-speed manual gearbox. Expect the model to get a 1.4-litre K-Series petrol engine too.

In terms of dimensions, SX4 S-Cross measures 4,300 mm in length, 1,765 mm in width, 1,575 in height and comes seated on a wheelbase of 2,600 mm. In Europe, the car is sold with a 1.6-litre petrol engine, which can churn out 120PS peak power and 156Nm peak torque and 1.6 litre MultiJet engine, capable of generating 120PS and 320Nm torque.

As for styling, the India-bound S-Cross will be flaunting a design similar to its global counterparts and is likely to get LED daytime-running lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, scuff plates and black-cladding.

To be pitched against Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport and Nissan Terrano, SX4 S-cross is expected to be sold in India at a price point around ₹8 lakh.

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