Petrol-powered S-Cross And Vitara Brezza To Break Cover At 2020 Auto Expo

May 03 2019

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The diesel-only models in Maruti’s lineup will receive a petrol engine at the Indian Auto Expo next year

  • Come April 2020, Maruti will not sell any diesel cars in India.
  • S-Cross and Vitara Brezza have been diesel-only models since their introduction.
  • Both are currently offered with a Fiat-borrowed 1.3-litre diesel engine.  
  • Both are expected to get Maruti’s new 1.5-litre petrol engine, while the Brezza could also get the 1.2-litre Dual Jet Dual VVT or the 1.0-litre Boosterjet (turbo).
  • An automatic option is expected with both the cars. 
  • Both could be priced at par or below their diesel counterparts.

Maruti will stop selling diesel cars by April 2020 onwards, as that is when the upcoming BS 6 emission norms will come into play. However, the Indian carmaker has a couple of popular models that are currently sold with a diesel engine only, namely the S-Cross and Vitara Brezza.

The carmaker, of course, has no plans of putting these models to rest, and will instead offer them with a petrol engine. Petrol-powered versions of the S-Cross and Vitara Brezza will be unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo, which will be held in February next year.

The Nexa offering that is the S-Cross is expected to get Maruti’s 1.5-litre petrol engine which is also present in the Ciaz and Ertiga. It is rated at 105PS and 138Nm and is expected to be offered in the same state of tune in the S-Cross. While this engine currently adheres to BS 4 norms, it should soon be upgraded to meet BS 6 regulations. This engine is slightly more powerful than the S-Cross’ 1.3-litre diesel, which is rated at 90PS and 200Nm. Read in detail about the S-Cross petrol here.  

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