Maruti's upcoming S-Cross has been snapped testing on public roads again, indicating the possible arrival of the car in India.
In the new set of spy shots posted by the folks at Gaadiwaadi, the cross-over of Maruti looks production-ready and the car is still seen with heavy camouflage. The car, which was first seen at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014, was caught on test in the country earlier too.
The SX4 S-cross which is currently being sold in European markets is powered by 1.6 litre petrol engine, which can churn out 120 PS peak power and 156 Nm peak torque and 1.6 litre MultiJet engine, capable of generating 120 PS and 320 Nm torque.
When it comes to India, Maruti's SX4 S-Cross is likely to get 1.6-litre diesel engine, which can churn out a power of 118 bhp with a peak torque of 32 kgm and is expected to come coupled to six-speed manual gearbox.
Globally, the car features "Allgrip" all-wheel-drive system, it is not clear if the India specific version will also get the same. However, rumours are that the features like LED daytime-running lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, scuff plates and black cladding would make its way to the India-bound machine.
Expected to fall in the price brackets of ₹13 lakh, the new S-Cross of Maruti will have many rivals in India including Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport and Nissan Terrano.
As of now we don t have much information on the launch of the car in the country, nonetheless word is that the Maruti will bring its big S-Cross to Indian shores in early next year.
Betting big on auto market, Maruti is also gearing up for the launch of Ciaz and Swift face-lift in the country in the coming months. Like SX4 S-Cross, Ciaz is also a crucial launch from Maruti as the company is aiming to get new volumes in the sedan segment where it failed once with its SX4 model. Apparently, Ciaz will be launched officially during this festive season in India.
First seen at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014, the vehicle is based on the Suzuki Authentics concept car and is likely to come with 1.3 litre Multijet diesel or 1.4 litre K Series petrol engine of Ertiga.
The car will be pitted against Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Volkswagen Vento in the sub-continent and is expected to fall in the price brackets of ₹7.2 lakh to ₹10.5 lakh.