Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Honda WR-V vs Renault Duster: Differences in Price, Specifications and performance | – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Maruti Suzuki S-Cross petrol launched on Wednesday is the last car in company’s fleet to get a BS6-compliant engine.
The new BS6 S-Cross is equipped with the next generation Smart Hybrid system with a lithium-ion dual battery system.
The BS6 compliant Maruti Suzuki S-Cross will be competing with the likes of Honda WR-V and Renault Duster. The new model is expected to sport the same looks as hosted by the outgoing model. We have compared the S-Cross to its nearest rivals on the basis of output figures and price to get a better picture.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross ushers into the BS6 era with a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 105 PS of power and offers a peak torque of 138 Nm. The new engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed AGS transmission. Only three out of the four variants on offers will have an automatic gearbox.
The debut of Maruti Suzuki’s 1.5 litre K-Series engine is one to watch out for in the new S-Cross. Maruti Suzuki S-Cross will be offered as a petrol model only and the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine has been discontinued as the engine couldn’t meet the BS6 transition.

Honda WR-V facelift, which was launched on July 2 sports a BS6-compliant, 1.2 litre petrol engine or a BS6-compliant 1.5 litre diesel engine.
The petrol engine churns 90PS of power and 110Nm of torque while the diesel motor puts out 100PS of power and 200Nm of torque. The petrol WR-V is offered with a 5-speed manual while the diesel engine comes with a 6-speed manual.

Renault had launched Duster in petrol-only variant on March 17, giving only the petrol variant a BS6 update. Power figures remain unchanged for the 1.5-litre petrol despite the BS6 upgrade at 106PS of power and 142Nm of torque. The Duster is now a front-wheel-drive SUV, paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross will be playing strong on the trust of 1.25 lakh customers till date.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross BS6 starts at Rs 8.39 lakh (ex-showroom) and the range-topping variant costs Rs 12.39 lakh (ex-showroom). The new S-Cross will be offered in four trims-Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha.
The base model, Sigma starts at 8.39 lakh (ex-showroom), followed by Delta which costs Rs 9.60 lakh (ex-showroom) in manual gearbox option, the automatic option costs Rs 10.83 lakh (ex-showroom).
Zeta version costs Rs 9.95 lakh (ex-showroom) for manual and Rs 11.18 lakh (ex-showroom) for AT. The top model, Alpha, costs Rs 11.15 lakh (ex-showroom) and the automatic variant costs Rs 12.39 lakh (ex-showroom).
Honda has streamlined the variants of the WR-V. The base-spec S MT and mid-spec diesel-only V MT have been axed. In its place comes a new entry-level SV variant. The most affordable variant, the SV petrol, comes at a cost of Rs 8.50 lakh (ex-showroom) and top model VX costs Rs 9.70 lakh (ex-showroom). On the other hand, diesel is priced between Rs 9.8 lakh and Rs 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Duster is now only available with a 1.5-litre petrol engine and three variants. Entry-level RXE variant costs Rs 8.49 lakh (ex-showroom), RXS variant costs Rs 9.29 lakh (ex-showroom), the new top-spec RXZ variant priced at Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom).

Maruti Suzuki will continue to retail the new S-Cross from its premium Nexa dealership and it will be exciting to see which one of these three perform better.
S-Cross also competes with the likes of Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. However, the latter models are priced a segment above and pack more features, engine and transmission options. The price of Hyundai Creta starts at Rs 9.99 lakh and goes up to Rs 17.2 lakh (ex-showroom). The price of Kia Seltos starts at Rs 9.89 lakh and goes up to Rs 17.34 lakh (ex-showroom).

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