Maruti Suzuki’s ambitious fresh entry into SUV segment – the S-cross, is all set roll-in soon. The S-cross could be one of the most expensive products from the brand and that’s what makes the management bit nervous about it. Currently, only top spec variants of Ciaz retails with 7 digit price tag, while all the variants of S-cross is likely to carry the 7 digit price tag barring one or two entry level variants. Thus before launching this product, company is working on a brand makeover and is trying to establish itself as a premium car manufacturer. As a part of it, several premium Suzuki dealerships are coming up across the country, which will only showcase top of the line products. We bring you few more interesting details about the product and this could be the last dose of leaked information, as official launch is not far away from now.
Recent spyshots reveals all shades in which the car will come draped-in. Arctic Pearl White, Galactic Grey, Boost Pearl Blue, Bison Pearl Brown and Cosmic Pearl Black, which was showcased during last year’s Indian auto expo, are some of the colors on offer. While we have been quoting the different names under consideration for this product – like Across and S-Cross, one of the spied car carries S-Cross badge. Thus, finally the SUV is likely to come with the name by which it is recognized globally. According to reports, there have been several copyright related issues which forced company to think of several different names primarily. The tailgate carries the car name on the left and badge denominating the engine displacement on the right. Surprisingly the Maruti Suzuki tag as well as variant name is missing from the car. While Suzuki logo will be housed on nose and tail, this could be the first car to come without Maruti branding anywhere. This can be seen as an effort to differentiate the cars which are sitting at different poles of pricing band.
By now, we already know that the S-cross will be powered by an all-new 1.6 liter diesel engine. This engine will produce the power of around 120 horses and is developed by Fiat. After a long wait, S-cross could be the first car to bring the much awaited, more powerful variant of Multijet engine in India. Diesel Engine of India – the 1.3 liter Multijet unit, could also be offered in lower trims of this SUV. This strategy is identical with that of Renault, which offers engine with two different states of tune. The reason could be that, as we know, Suzuki is pitting this SUV right against the Renault’s bread and butter offering – the Duster. S-cross is rumored to be showcased on coming weekend during one event and is likely to be priced between Rs. 8.5 to 13 lakhs.