The S-Cross name has finally been confirmed in India for the upcoming crossover from Maruti Suzuki (won’t be called Across) and will be available in a total of six colour options.
Maruti Suzuki is going all out to launch products in the utility segment now. The SUV segment is one of the most promising ones not only in our country, but all over the world as well. The company is planning to launch the YBA compact SUV (which might be called the Vitara Brezza) and the S-Cross in India soon, with the latter launching first.
There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the name of the S-Cross crossover. The vehicle’s name has been one of the main reasons for its delayed introduction. According to details from the Trademark Authority of India, the S-Cross name was having issues because similar names have already been registered by other companies. Other similar names that have been registered before are CrossTrack, CrossBow, CrossWind, Cross Contact, Cross EXX and Crosslink. This was the main reason why Maruti Suzuki applied for the Across and Crossa names in India. But in the meantime, Maruti has been working hard to get the S-Cross moniker into the market because the vehicle is known globally as the S-Cross only and the upcoming crossover is an important product for the company.
The main hurdle for the S-Cross nameplate was the TM registered name Cross EXX registered by Chopra Engineers in 1999. But fortunately for Maruti Suzuki, the registration was only valid till 2009 and the upcoming crossover from the company will finally be getting the S-Cross name. We are all aware of the fact that future premium products from the company will not carry the Maruti name. This holds true for the S-Cross as well, as it will just carry a Suzuki logo on the front grille, rear tailgate and all four wheels.
The vehicle will most likely come in 6 colours, namely Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic, Arctic White Pearl, Bison Brown Pearl Metallic, Galactic Grey Metallic, Boost Blue Pearl Metallic and Silky Silver Metallic (which is still doubtful at the moment). It will come with an option of two diesel engines, the 1.3-litre Multijet engine which outputs 90 BHP and the 1.6-litre Multijet which is sourced from Fiat, producing around 120 BHP of power and a huge 320 Nm of torque. A petrol engine is not expected to be offered at the time of launch, but the same 1.4-litre K-Series engine found on the Ciaz will find its way to the S-Cross as well.
Maruti Suzuki is expected to price the vehicle very competitively to make it a very sought after product in the compact SUV segment. The car is expected to launch in July 2015 but the S-Cross will make its production debut at the IIFA awards on 7th June 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Source – GaadiWaadi.com