The S-Cross is the first product of Maruti Suzuki sold via Nexa premium dealerships. The company launched this crossover in August last year. Eight month down the line, Maruti Suzuki has sold 24,000 units of the vehicle in India.
The number translates into 3,142 units per month reports Autocar professional. The vehicle is available in 1.3 litre and 1.6-litre diesel engines only. Among these, the 1.3-litre engine powered S-Cross variants are higher in demand and about 70 percent of sales are from these models.
After the initial launch excitement, the sales of the S-Cross saw a marginal decline. This was primarily considered due to the higher launch price. The S-Cross range commanded Rs. 8.34 lakh to Rs. 13.74 lakh when it was lunched. Subsequently, Maruti Suzuki dealers offered huge discounts for the crossover. The company officially slashed prices by up to Rs. two lakh in January to win back customers' preference. The variants are now priced in the range of Rs. 7.79 lakh to Rs. 11.69 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
The monthly sales of 3,142 are considered inferior to the rival Hyundai Creta's average sales of 5500-6000 units per month. However, lower prices are expected to increase the sales of the S-Cross in the coming months.
The S-Cross' 1.3-litre diesel motor develops 89bhp power and 200Nm torque, and the 1.6-litre diesel 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.