Maruti Suzuki's first crossover S-Cross is inching closer to its launch in the country. The company will pull the wraps off its much-awaited S-Cross in India on 5 August.

The bookings for S-Cross are currently underway in the country and the model will be sold through Maruti's new premium showroom chain, Nexa. Reports suggest about 40 Nexa showrooms will be opened by the time the S-Cross is launched. 

The engine line-up of S-Cross will include two diesel engine options -- 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.

While the DDiS 200 engine will come paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox with an ARAI certified mileage figure of 23.65 kmpl, the latter will get 6-speed manual transmission and is tuned to deliver a fuel efficiency of 22.70 kmpl.

The Maruti S-Cross will be offered in five exterior body colours - Urban Blue, Caffeine Brown, Granite Grey, Premium Silver and Pearl Arctic White.

Expected to be priced in the range of Rs 8 lakh to Rs 11 lakh, the Maruti S-Cross will be pitted against Renault Duster, and Ford EcoSport.

The S-Cross will come with features like electrically adjustable ORVMs, TFTmulti-information display, ABS and airbags.