Rumour: Maruti S-Cross to get 1.5L Smart Hybrid petrol engine

According to a media report, Maruti Suzuki is likely to introduce the 1.5-litre petrol engine with mild-hybrid technology in the S-Cross.

The S-Cross is expected to be offered with the same K15B petrol engine that powers the Ciaz and Ertiga. The 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder unit produces 103 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm @ 4,400 rpm. It comes with Maruti's mild hybrid technology called Smart Hybrid and a dual battery setup. It is likely to be paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox and could also get a 4-speed automatic as an option.

At present, the S-Cross is only available with a 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine with mild hybrid technology. It produces 89 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque @ 1,750 rpm. It uses a 5-speed manual transmission that drives the front wheels.

Source: Autocar India

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