Maruti Suzuki India, country’s largest car maker, has rolled out its premium crossover vehicle S-Cross priced between Rs 8.34 lakh and Rs 13.74 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
More than Rs 600 crore were invested by the company and its suppliers in developing the vehicle over the period of four years.
“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,” MSI Managing Director & CEO Kenichi Ayukawa said.
The S-Cross will come with only diesel engine options of DDiS 200 (1.3 litre) and DDiS 320 (1.6 litre).
While the DDiS 200 costs between Rs 8.34 lakh and Rs 10.75 lakh, the DDiS 320 between Rs 11.99 lakh and Rs 13.74 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The new S-Cross will take on the likes of Hyundai’s SUV Creta and Renault’s popular SUV Duster. Both are priced between Rs 9.12 lakh and Rs 12.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The S-Cross has been built on a brand new platform and features cruise control, rain sending auto wipers, self-adjusting hydraulic clutch and rear seat recliner.
“Starting today (Wednesday), S-Cross will be exclusively available at Nexa outlets. We have 35 outlets operational today across 23 cities. We plan to have 100 showrooms across 30 cities by end of this fiscal,” Ayukawa said.