Maruti S-Cross Facelift will not get 1.6L diesel engine – Report

Maruti S-Cross Facelift will not get 1.6L diesel engine - Report - Automotive ManufacturersThe upcoming Maruti S-Cross facelift or 2017 Maruti S-Cross will not get the 1.6-litre diesel engine in the Indian market, according to the escalating reports. As per your familiarity, the current Maruti S-Cross is offered with the two diesel engines, 1.3-litre diesel and 1.6-litre diesel.

The reports indicated that the Indian passenger car company, Maruti Suzuki has already stopped the production of the S-Cross 1.6-litre diesel units. Moreover, the Maruti Dealers have stopped the booking orders for 1.6-litre diesel units. Some of the outlets have stock for the interested people.

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Maruti will offer the petrol options for the S-Cross as Suzuki has already introduced Indonesian-specific S-Cross (SX4) with the M15A 1.5-litre petrol engine and two gearbox options. The engine is rated at 109 PS of power and 138Nm of torque. No confirmation about the petrol engines for the Indian market.

Maruti S-Cross Facelift will not get 1.6L diesel engine - Report - AMPL

As we know, Baleno with the Boosterjet petrol engine has a good market. It would be the great advantage to increase compact SUV sales if the S-Cross will offer with that same engine.

The new facelift will identical to European-specific Maruti S-Cross 2017, which was introduced in the last year. As per the information, the front part of the car will get changes for a new look. The pre bookings for 2017 S-Cross will be started from September 1st at dealerships. Besides, the launch will be scheduled for this festive season.

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Maruti S-Cross is the opening product from NEXA network and established cumulative sales in the starting months. Expecting that the facelift will have the same response from the local customers.

The 2017 Maruti S-Cross Price, Specifications and other details will update you soon.



Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Petrol


Diesel version of the Vitara Brezza has the successful market in the Indian automotive industry. To increase the brand popularity, The Indian carmaker planning to launch the petrol version of the existing Vitara Brezza.  A few of best automotive sources indicated that the petrol versions will expect to be revealed by 2017 end or 2018 Auto Expo, which will open its doors on February 9.

The complete info about the new Brezza petrol, including variants, price details and specifications are available. As per the automotive sources, the Vitara petrol will be offered in four versions and cheaper than the existing diesel versions. Around Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 40,000 price difference between petrol and diesel versions.

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Vitara Brezza petrol versions & Estimated Ex-showroom Price:

  • Maruti Vitara Brezza LXi – Rs. 6.80 lakhs
  • Maruti Vitara Brezza VXi – Rs. 7.20 lakhs
  • Maruti Vitara Brezza ZXi – Rs. 8.20 lakhs
  • Maruti Vitara Brezza ZXi+ – Rs. 9.00 lakhs

Speaking about the specifications, the compact SUV will come with the 1.0-litre Boosterjet, 1.4-litre K14B and 1.5-litre M15A. The Boosterjet engine, which also used in Baleno RS, will be rated at 75kW of power, 150Nm of torque and 20-21kmpl.

The list of features and look of the exterior similar to the Vitara Brezza diesel. The car integrated with the projector headlamp with LED pilot lamps (Bullhorn), single slat chrome grille, dual tone colors, black body cladding, single slat chrome grille, multi-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels, as well.

Coming to the interior features, the Brezza petrol comes with the reverse parking camera and sensors, rear wiper and washer, Apple carPlay and Smartplay touchscreen.

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The Vitara Brezza offered in dual tone and single tone colors are below:

Dual tone Vitara Brezza:

  • Cerulean Blue with Pearl Arctic White
  • Blazing Red with Midnight Black
  • Fiery Yellow with Pearl Arctic White

Single tone Vitara Brezza:

  • Fiery Yellow
  • Blazing Red
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Pearl Arctic White
  • Granite Grey
  • Premium Silver


According to specifications, features, performance, as well, Brezza petrol will compete the Tata Xenon, Honda WR-V and Ford Ecosport.

Related: Maruti Suzuki has 2,000+ dealerships in India

The Vitara Brezza Diesel launched in the last year (March 2016) and reported 50,000 units of sales in the last year. The model has registered high sales of 12,375units in May 2017 and the cumulative sales up to July 2017 stood at 1.45lakhs of units.

With the launch of petrol versions, the company will expect higher growth in sales in the passenger or compact SUV market.

Maruti Suzuki overtakes Mahindra, becomes the largest UV maker in India in May

Maruti Suzuki overtakes Mahindra, becomes the largest UV maker in India in May

Maruti Suzuki has overtaken Mahindra & Mahindra in the largest UV segment in India in the last two months, April and May 2017. This was the great success from the biggest player of small cars. Maruti has planning to expand its position and scope in the different passenger vehicle segments in the Indian market. In this part, just months back, it has introduced the hybrid and utility vehicles in the competitive domestic market to target the respective competitors. Now, the day comes and Maruti Suzuki has overtaken the India’s utility vehicle leader, Mahindra in the UV segment.

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Maruti sold around 5,500 more utility vehicles than Mahindra in the first two months of this fiscal year. Mahindra listed 18,363 units and 19,331 units in April and May, whereas Maruti has listed 20,638 units and 22,608 units of sales in April and May 2017. The company’s cumulative sales stood at 43,246 units, against 37,694 units of Mahindra in the previous two months. In the last fiscal year, M&M has crossed Maruti by 20,000 units.

More demand of Maruti Ertiga and new Vitara Brezza, Maruti Suzuki has received 45% growth in UV segment, whereas the UV market leader, Mahindra has enumerated a decline of 6%. The company’s officials said that the Vitara Brezza has to register 10,000 units of sales in a month and towards to place its company in new heights. On the other side, Mahindra’s new four sub-4metre SUVs, including Bolero Plus, Nuvo Sport, KUV 100 and TUV 300, not helped the company to register more volumes.

Related: Maruti Suzuki reported 23.4% growth in April 2017

Moreover, due to the lack of petrol vehicles, Mahindra has reported a decline of sales in sub-4metre UV segment. Some of the external factors, including large diesel and SUVs ban in the biggest cities, influenced the company to hurt sales.

Apart from this, Mahindra has grown 3% in May 2017 with the sales of 41895 units of vehicles, compared to 40656 units in May 2016.

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Top 10 Best Selling Cars in September 2016; Baleno Reports 10,623 Units

Top 10 Best Selling Cars in September 2016; Baleno Reports 10,623 Units

The leading car company, Maruti Suzuki has continued its domination in the Indian market with the six models out of top 10 selling cars in the last month. The company’s market share is increased to 49.5 percent with the highest response received for the premium and new models. The September month sales structure is highlighted with the Maruti Suzuki’s six models, out of which the top four positions locked by the Alto, Swift Dzire (sedan), Swift and Wagon R.

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Alto is the top 1 selling model with the highest sales of 27,750 units and reported the growth of 34 percent compared to 20,658 units in September 2015. The sub-compact sedan, Swift Dzire has 4 percent decline in the last month and positioned in second place with 18,961 units.

The Swift hatchback encountered 8 percent decline in sales and occupied the third position while the Wagon R small hatchback in fourth place with the 12 percent of sales growth against the year-ago month sales.

Related: Maruti Vitara Brezza Sales Crosses 50,000 Units in India

Hyundai’s Grand i10 model has occupied the fifth position with the 12,212 units of sales in September 2016 while the company’s Elite i20 hatchback holds eight position with 10, 254 units. The fifth position occupied by the Maruti Suzuki Baleno with sales of 10,623 units in the Indian market. Being a premium hatchback, Baleno has crossed the Hyundai Elite i20, which is one of the best-selling hatchbacks in India.

The Renault Kwid smallest car is reported at 10,558 units and occupied the seventh position. The ninth and tenth places engaged by the utility vehicles, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Creta respectively. With the sales of 9,375 units in September, the Vitara Brezza has crossed the 50,000 unit’s sales mark in just less than seven months.

Model (Top 1 to 10 Cars) Units Sold in September 2016
Maruti Suzuki Alto 27,750
Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire 18,961
Maruti Suzuki Swift 16,746
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 16,645
Hyundai Grand i10 12,212
Maruti Suzuki Baleno 10,623
Renault Kwid 10,558
Hyundai Elite i20 10,254
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza 9,375
Hyundai Creta 8,835

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The Hyundai Creta has launched a year back and played a key role in the compact UV segment with the highest demand in the country. The Hyundai’s UV endured 21 percent sales growth with sales of 8,835 units. Hyundai Company has obtained 15.4 percent market share and placed in the second slot ahead of Mahindra & Mahindra.

This time, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Ciaz hybrid missed out from the list of top 10 selling cars in the month of September 2016. Even though, the list is highlighted with the Maruti Suzuki cars followed by the Hyundai cars.

Volkswagen Passat to launch in July 2017

Volkswagen Passat to launch in July 2017

Volkswagen India has confirmed that the all-new Volkswagen Passat and Tiguan models to be launched in this year in the Indian market. The Tiguan to be introduced in the coming month of May 2017, whereas the VW Passat is expected to enter the passenger vehicle market in July 2017. There is no official confirmation about the Passat launch but, it will be assembled at the company’s Chakan plant along with the Tiguan.

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Both cars, Tiguan and Passat will be received the VW group’s MQB platform for the Indian market. The VW Passat will enter the Indian market in its latest B8 avatar with the measurements of 4,767mm length, 1832mm width and 1456mm height. It comes with the wheelbase of 2,677mm and single engine that will be the four-cylinder 2.0-litre TDI turbo diesel.

The Passat GTE petrol hybrid to be featured with the combination of 115bhp electric motor and 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine rated at 154bhp of power. As per the information, the VW Passat will also get the sportier version with the 2.0-litre 177hp diesel engine for the Indian market.

Related: Volkswagen to focus on petrol hybrids

To expand the network as well as become as one of the strong players in the passenger market, Volkswagen India is introducing all-new models with different platforms. The upcoming cars will be expensive compared to the existing cars and priced Rs. 30 to 35 lakhs on the Tiguan and Rs. 32 to 34 lakhs on the Passat.