Suzuki S-Cross bookings start in India for Rs. 25,000

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The S-Cross will not feature Maruti badging

Surprised why our title reads Suzuki S-Cross? Maruti Suzuki India`s largest car maker will be launching the Suzuki S-Cross without the Maruti Badging. The Japanese auto manufacturer hasn`t tasted success in the Rs. 10 lakh plus segment and in order to shed its image of being a player in the small car segment, Maruti Suzuki has come up with a new strategy. Firstly premium products will not feature Maruti badging and secondly premium vehicles will be retailed through Maruti`s new network dealership called Nixa.

The Suzuki S-Cross was first showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo and it created quite a buzz during the event. The S-Cross looks more like a car than an SUV and we`re not sure if it will appeal to the Indian buyers. But one thing is for sure, being a Maruti definitely has its only plus points and we`re quite optimistic that this product will be a big hit in the Indian market. Maruti Suzuki has a vast service network and this alone will attract more buyers to choose the S-Cross over other products. The crossover can now booked for an amount of Rs. 25,000 at any of Maruti`s dealerships.

There has been no official announcement made by the company regarding the bookings, but the launch is set to happen in July. A few changes have been made to the S-Cross to make it suitable for Indian conditions, while the car remains quite identical to the one sold in the international markets. The Suzuki crossover gets its juice from a 1.3 litre diesel motor which bangs out 90 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque, while a more powerful Fiat sourced 1.6 litre motor producing 120 PS and a massive 320 Nm of twisting force will also be offered as an option. The Suzuki S-Cross will rival the likes of the Nissan Terrano, Renault Duster and the forthcoming Hyundai Creta.

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The Suzuki S-Cross is not exactly compact as it measures more than 4 metres in length