Maruti Suzuki S-Cross 1.6 diesel spied

Maruti Suzuki S Cross with 1.6 badge
Maruti Suzuki seems to be taking the Duster challenge head-on with the S-Cross. The upcoming crossover has been spied with a badge on the bootlid that says 1.6 for most definitely the 1.6-litre Fiat sourced diesel engine under its hood. This engine powers the SX4 internationally since a few years but considering the engine isn’t available on any car in India yet, it wasn’t expected in the S-Cross.
The badge says otherwise so let’s fill you in on this engine. It is part of the Multijet Fiat diesel engine family, the larger 1598cc capacity popular in more than a handful of cars in Europe. It develops 120PS of max power at 3750 rpm and 320Nm of max torque from 1750rpm. The 1.6 S-Cross comes mated to six-speed manual transmission and this set up will keep the Duster 110PS firmly in its crosshairs. 
Maruti Suzuki S Cross
There have been rumours of the new engine being tested by Fiat in India for a while. If the S-Cross does get this engine, expect it to find its way into several other cars in the future – the Ciaz and Linea being top on this list. 
Maruti will also equip the S-Cross with the 1.4-litre 93PS petrol motor and the 1.3-litre 90PS diesel mill. While these will be the mainstay for the S-Cross, those demanding more performance from the crossover will have the choice of the 1.6. The S-Cross, rumoured to be called the Across in India was expected to be launched by the end of this month but has been delayed. The car is planned for a launch this quarter though so hold on for your next crossover purchase.


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