Maruti Suzuki introduced the S-Cross last year as the very first offering from its ‘NEXA’ premium dealer network. While Maruti did offer two engine options, both were diesels as the brand didn’t have a petrol engine that would be powerful enough to offer adequate performance in the S-Cross. Now though, it looks like the crossover will receive a 1.5-litre petrol engine.
The ‘M15’ petrol engine is a 1490cc, 4-cylinder motor that makes around 100PS of power and 133Nm of torque. The output figures are slightly better than what you get from the 1.4-litre petrol mill used in the Ciaz and Ertiga (92PS/130Nm). As per the report by Autocar India, the motor may be offered with a 4-speed automatic gearbox as well.
Like the S-Cross, even the Vitara Brezza isn’t available with a petrol option in India. However, the compact SUV will get a 1.0-litre, turbo-petrol (BoosterJet) engine. Oddly enough, this engine is expected to produce over 110PS of power and 170Nm of torque, making it more powerful than the M15 engine that the S-Cross will reportedly use.
Maruti has not officially confirmed its plans for a petrol powered S-Cross. For now, the crossover is available with a 1.3-litre diesel engine that makes 90PS of power and 200Nm of torque, along with a 1.6-litre diesel mill that makes 120PS of power and 320Nm of torque. The engines are offered with 5-speed and 6-speed manual gearboxes respectively.
Prices for the S-Cross start at Rs 8.03 lakh and go up to 12.03 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Source : CarDekho