Maruti Suzuki, India's largest passenger car manufacturer, has finally launched the petrol version of S-Cross. It is available in four variants- Sigma, Delta, Zeta, and Alpha. Their prices are as follows:-
2020 Maruti S-Cross
Old Price (Diesel)*
New Price (Petrol)
Rs 8.81 lakh
Rs 8.39 lakh
Rs 9.93 lakh
Rs 9.60 lakh
Rs 10.83 lakh
Rs 10.44 lakh
Rs 9.95 lakh
Rs 11.18 lakh
Rs 11.44 lakh
Rs 11.15 lakh
Rs 12.39 lakh
All prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
As it is clear from the above table, the S-Cross petrol is available with both manual & automatic transmission option. Earlier, it was only offered with the diesel-manual combination. Not only this, but the 2020 S-cross is also even more cost-effective than the previous diesel model. Its starting price is almost Rs 42,000 less than the expired Sigma diesel variant.
2020 Maruti Suzuki Nexa S Cross: Powertrain
Like the Maruti Vitara Brezza, this Nexa offering crossover is now only accessible with 1.5-litre petrol engine, as the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre diesel engine was discontinued in order to meet the stringent BS6 emission norms. Here have a look at its specifications:-
1.5-litre petrol engine with mild-hybrid tech
5-speed manual and 4-speed torque convertor automatic
|18.55kmpl (manual) / 18.43kmpl (automatic)
The S Cross also get the same 1.5-litre petrol engine which also powers many other Maruti Suzuki cars including Ciaz, Ertiga and Vitara Brezza. However, S Cross gets the mild-hybrid technology with both the manual and automatic gearbox, while the Vitara Brezza features hybrid system with only automatic transmission.
What features does it get?
As far as the features are concerned, it gets an updated 7.0-inch Smartplay Studio touchscreen infotainment which also supports cloud connectivity. Apart from this, it gets the same set of equipment as the previous model which includes LED projector headlamps, alloy wheels of 16-inches, cruise control, automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, engine start/stop system, steering mounted controls, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity.
For passenger safety, it gets dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and a reverse camera.
In the crossover segment, the Maruti Suzuki Nexa S-cross doesn't have any direct competitor. But in terms of price, its competition can be considered against five-seater compact SUVs like Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and Renault Duster.
The new Maruti S Cross is now available with both manual and automatic gearboxes. Its price has also come down significantly compared to its previous diesel model which is a good thing. But it still lacks many features compared to its rivals that mainly includes connected car technology.