2013 Maruti Suzuki SX4 facelift and new Renault Scala CVT for India
2013 Maruti Suzuki SX4 facelift and new Renault Scala CVT for India will certainly add some excitement in the sedan segment. The Scala AT launches next week in the Indian auto market.
The new Maruti Suzuki SX4 will be seen with enhanced internal features and additional space to comfortable seat upto 5 adults with plenty of head and leg room. Boot space is also expected to be of 400 liter capacity. No engine details have been revealed and could use the same 1.4 liter TwinAir petrol along with a 2.0 DDiS from the current SX4 lineup.
Maruti Suzuki SX4 competes with Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento, and Renault Scala. The new Renault Scala sedan launch for the Indian auto market is scheduled for this week. This new automatic transmission (AT) variant, precisely a X-tronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) vehicle is fitted with a 1.5-liter petrol engine that rakes in 100 hp. Concentrated on higher efficiency than a conventional automatic, it’s transmission ratio is higher. Fuel efficiency of 17.97 kilometers is ARAI certified. Quite simply, the B-segment sedan built on Micra’s platform, now embraces CVT. When referring to rebadged, all fingers point to the Nissan Sunny.
This year, Maruti Suzuki SX4 and Volkswagen Polo will debut in the INRC Group N 1600cc class. In December 2012, Maruti Suzuki India dealers offered a a discount of Rs 50,000 on the sedan to cope with stockpile.For Maruti, their passenger cars mid-size sedan segment sales in December 2011 were 843 units of SX4, whereas in December 2012, they sold just 329 units. The new facelift SX4 could overturn their sales in the segment.