Suzuki has launched the new S-Cross with a petrol engine for the first time in India. The SUV crossover that is sold through the company’s NEXA range of dealerships in India with prices starting at INR 8.39 lakh for the entry-level Sigma variant and topping off at INR 12.39 lakh for the range-topping Alpha automatic trim. The Suzuki S-Cross now gets the 1.5-litre K-series BS-VI petrol engine that makes a peak power of 103 HP @ 6000 rpm with a top-end torque of 138 Nm @ 4400rpm. The engine is now available with 4-speed automatic transmission along with a 5-speed manual transmission and yes, the SHVS mild-hybrid system is available with both gearboxes.
In terms of features, the new S-Cross also gets a SmartPlay studio with 7-inch capacitive touchscreen infotainment system with Live traffic updates, voice recognition and AHA radio access via the Smartplay Studio App. The system also gets smartphone connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. In terms of safety tech, the new Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol gets auto-dimming and antiglare inside rearview mirror (IRVM), rear parking camera and gear shift indicator along with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, driver and co-driver seat belt reminder, rear parking assist, high-speed warning alert, reverse parking sensors and ISOFIX child seat restraint system.