Nexa S-cross web advertisement gives us an indication that the petrol range will start from Rs. 8.1 lakh (ex-showroom), Launch likely very soon
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) will be on a launch spree sooner rather than later as the facelifted Ciaz is launching in the coming days firstly. The updated version of the C-segment sedan is expected to be accompanied by the new generation Ertiga MPV as well by festive season.
The major mechanical change is the inclusion of a newly developed 1.5-litre petrol SHVS engine in both the vehicles. The leading automaker has so far been reported to introduce the new powertrain gradually with S-Cross another possible choice of getting the fuel-efficient unit.
However, what is more likely to be a technical error could have given us some details sooner than anticipated. With entry-level S-Cross diesel having a starting price of around Rs. 8.6 lakh (ex-showroom), the Nexa advertisement in Google gives us an indication that the S-cross petrol range likely to be start from Rs. 8.1 lakh (ex-showroom).
The S-cross is the first product that kicked off the Nexa premium dealerships’ journey and despite the initial hiccups, it managed to find its footing in the domestic market with a clever price drop. The real surge in sales though came courtesy of the facelifted model that was launched towards the end of last year.
With substantial cosmetic changes, the S-Cross began receiving positive nod among customers and has averaged around 4,000 units between October 2017 and July 2018. The sales momentum appears to continue with the arrival of the mild-hybrid petrol engine. It will produce 104.7 PS at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm of peak torque delivered at 4,400 rpm going by the engine outputs in new Ciaz.
Maruti Suzuki could offer five-speed manual as standard with an automatic option as petrol-powered cars are enduring increasing takers recently. The new engine enables more buying choices for customers and it will be economical as well due to the idle-start-stop technology. It is also found in the existing 1.3-litre DDiS diesel mill and will aid in S-Cross petrol returning more than 20 kmpl mileage.