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Maruti Suzuki launches S-Cross at prices starting Rs 8.3 lakh

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India’s biggest car maker Maruti Suzuki launched its first premium cross-over, S-CROSS in two diesel engine options: DDiS 200 and DDiS 320.

“Its bold cross-over looks, premium interiors and rich features enable the S-CROSS to stand out. The combination of massive torque, power and superior ride and handling is bound to delight customers. By offering power and performance, and the comfort and refinement of a sedan, S-CROSS creates the new category of “premium cross-over” in India,” Maruti said.

Prices start at Rs 8.34 lakh before taxes in Delhi. The Company and its suppliers have invested over Rs 600 crores towards developing this model.

S-CROSS PRICES

Fuel Type
Variant
Price (Rs)
Variant
Price (Rs)
Diesel
Sigma (DDiS 200)
8,34,000
Not available
Delta (DDiS 200)
9,15,000
Delta (DDiS 320)
11,99,000
Zeta (DDiS 200)
9,99,000
Zeta   (DDiS 320)
12,99,000
Alpha (DDiS 200)
10,75,000
Alpha (DDiS 320)
13,74,000

S-CROSS will be the first model to be retailed exclusively through NEXA, the premium showroom chain launched recently.

Dedicating S-CROSS, India’s first premium cross-over, to customers, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki said, “There is a segment of customers in India who want power and performance in their vehicle, but also the comfort and refinement of a sedan. It is in that spirit today, we are launching S-CROSS. Built on a brand new platform, its bold cross-over shape, dynamic character lines and many sophisticated touches contribute to its distinct look and emotional appeal. The interiors are plush, upmarket and spacious with high quality fit and finish and top notch features. Powered by DDiS200 & DDiS320, S-CROSS will delight customers with its massive torque, power and superior ride and handling.”

S-CROSS SPECIFICATIONS

 
DDiS 320
DDiS 200
Power
88 kW@3750rpm
66 kW@4000rpm
Torque
320 Nm@1750rpm
200 Nm@1750rpm
Fuel Efficiency
22.70* kmpl
23.65 kmpl
Acceleration
0-100 kmph in 11.3 seconds
0-100 kmph in 13.2 seconds
Transmission
6 MT
5 MT

He added: “But words alone do not do justice to the S-CROSS. It has to be experienced. I invite customers to test drive and experience S-CROSS first hand.”

DESIGN

S-CROSS comes with unique cross-over poise and design. The S-CROSS design embodies the three key themes of emotion, quality and aerodynamics. A characteristic and bold crossover shape, dynamic and strong character lines, emotionally appealing styling and several sophisticated touches, all combine to create a highly distinctive look for the S-CROSS. The characteristic Suzuki grille with the “S” emblem, with HID (High Intensity Discharge) Projector Headlamps lends a distinctive crossover flavour to the design. The side body side cladding and skid plate garnishes at the frontside and the rear, raised bonnet, premium integrated roof rails accentuate the cross-over looks of the S-Cross. The rear is as impressive as the front with split type tail-lamps and the upright stance.

INTERIORS

The rich, premium and spacious cabin makes the S-CROSS distinctive. The plush dark interior colour scheme, design language expressed through flowing surfaces and liberal use of high quality surface finishes like silver ornamentation add to the overall classy fit and finish of the cabin. The equipment list in the interiors comprising multi information display, twin dial instrument cluster features blue lighting, while the rest of the controls sport a soothing amber back-lighting. The navigation system, smart play infotainment system, steering mounted controls and abundant space for all passengers make travelling in the S-CROSS a delight. Above all, several acoustic insulations and absorption materials are effectively positioned around the cabin and engine room to keep it quiet.

PERFORMANCE
Under the hood are two engine options: DDiS 200 and DDiS 320. Powered with Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) DDiS 200 & DDiS 320 ensures high performance. Besides, VGT gives optimal forced induction by controlling the flow of exhaust gases in accordance with the engine speed, thereby helping to release high torque, low fuel consumption and low emissions. The DDiS 200 generates optimum power of 66 kW@4000rpm and delivers maximum torque of 200 Nm @ 1750 rpm.

“S-CROSS is built to be zippy on city roads and comfortable on varied terrains. The high performance suspension, enhanced handling cornering performance and stability, together make S-CROSS a sheer thrill to drive,” the company said.

SAFETY

Safety is first at S-CROSS with its Hi-Tensile Steel Body, all wheel disc brakes with ABS, Front seat pre-tensioner and force limiter. Dual air bags are standard across all variants. From accident avoidance to occupant protection, the S-CROSS leads the way.

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