Maruti Suzuki S-Cross new prices announced, drop of up to Rs. 2.05 lakh on top variants, below the price comparison with Creta, Duster, Terrano & Ecosport
Maruti Suzuki has announced new prices for the S-Cross premium SUV which will see the reduction of up to Rs. 2.05 lakh for the top-end variants such as 1.6 Alpha, 1.6 Zeta and 1.6 Delta and Rs. 55,000 for the base 1.3 Sigma variant.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross was introduced into the Indian market as the first premium offering from the country’s largest car maker to be sold at the Nexa dealerships. Launched in August 2015 to up the brand’s premium stature, it carried a starting price of Rs. 8.34 lakh for the base variant and the range-topping model was sold at Rs. 13.74 lakh.
The move to cut down prices across all variants of the S-Cross has come as a surprise as along with several other manufacturers, Maruti Suzuki announced hike of up to Rs. 12,000 throughout its range of models sold in the domestic market recently. Cited reasons were the arduous economical situations, unfavourable foreign exchange fluctuation and rise in input and administrative costs.
The price dilution can be apparently visualised on the top-of-the-line models featuring the powerful 1.6-litre engines as Maruti Suzuki is aiming to entrance more customers to buy them and bridge the gap between variants on both the engine options. Of the more than 17,000 units totally retailed in the last six months, more than 88 per cent of the crossover have been the 1.3-litre diesel unit equipped versions.
The newly announced prices will make Maruti Suzuki Nexa dealerships to sell the S-Cross at a starting price of Rs. 7.79 lakh and Rs. 11.69 lakh for the top-end model making it the cheapest model currently in its segment. The company claims to have sold 2,500 units on average since launching and considers the 1.6-litre variants as ‘aspirational’ for laying the foundation of the crossover in the Indian market.
Maruti S-cross vs Hyundai Creta Price Comparison:
Compared to its main rival Hyundai Creta which has taken the SUV segment by storm since launched midway last year, the S-Cross now has base price of Rs. 7.79 lakh to Creta’s Rs. 9.57 lakh for the 1.4 diesel. The range-topping 1.6 Alpha is Rs. 2,09,000 dearer than Creta’s top-of-the-line diesel.
Maruti S-cross vs Renault Duster Price Comparison:
At Rs. 1,28,000 less expensive than the base Renault Duster diesel, the 1.6 Alpha variant with 120PS engine is Rs. 69,000 cheaper in comparison to the 110PS diesel of Duster sold at Rs. 12.38 lakh.
Maruti S-cross vs Nissan Terrano Price Comparison:
The other rival Nissan Terrano will be hugely costlier comparatively because of the price relaxation at Rs. 2,20,000 and over Rs. 1,20,000 for the top 110PS variant.
Maruti S-cross vs Ford Ecosport Price Comparison:
The 85PS base diesel of the Ford’s best-selling EcoSport sub-4m compact SUV will become Rs. 19,000 costlier than the base 90PS diesel of the S-Cross whose top-end 1.3-litre DDis 200 engine will be Rs. 15,000 less in price to the Ecosport’s diesel range-topper.