As a part of its pilot export operations, India-made Maruti S-Cross compact crossover is being shipped to Bhutan and Nepal. The car has been struggling to clock the target sales numbers in India but things have gotten a lot better after Maruti slashed the prices by up to INR 2.05 lakhs (depending on the variant).
The export prospects of made-in-India S-Cross would be determined after receiving feedback from these two markets. The RHD variant could be shipped to more neighboring and emerging markets in the foreseeable future.
The Maruti S-Cross which is currently being retailed in India through Nexa premium outlets is available with a choice of two diesel engines. The base 1.3-litre DDiS 200 is the familiar Fiat-sourced unit which dishes out 90 PS and 200 Nm of torque. The motor is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The range-topping powerplant is also a Fiat-sourced unit, displacing 1.6-litre. The bigger diesel engine, called DDiS 320, makes a healthy 120 PS and 320 Nm of torque when mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The India-made S-Cross is available only in FWD configuration.
In India, Hyundai Creta rained on Maruti S-Cross’ parade. The South Korean rival amassed 1 lakh bookings so far in the country, thanks to an attractive styling, premium interiors, powerful engines and upmarket features.
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Via – Thehindubusinessline.com