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

Published On May 01, 2019 02:39 PM By Raunak for Maruti Vitara Brezza

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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 Vitara Brezza, S-Cross petrol debut at Auto Expo 2020

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.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

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.  

The Vitara Brezza, which is sold through regular Maruti Suzuki Arena dealerships, is expected to get the smaller 1.2-litre Dual Jet Dual VVT petrol engine (90PS/ 113Nm) with mild hybrid technology, that just made its debut on the Baleno. Since it is a sub-4m SUV and a petrol engine with a displacement of less than 1200cc will qualify for lower taxes applicable for sub-4m cars.

Besides this, the Brezza could also get the 1.5-litre same as the S-Cross or the Baleno RS’ 1.0-litre turbocharged engine (102PS/150Nm). While the 1.5-litre will not be beneficial when it comes to taxes, popular rivals like the EcoSport offers a similar displacement petrol mill. All the expected engines are at par or more powerful than the Brezza’s current 1.3-litre diesel. Read in detail about what we expect from the Brezza petrol here.  

With the onset of petrol option in the S-Cross and the Vitara Brezza, they are expected to get a lower retail price compared to the current diesel-only scenario. An automatic option is most likely to be offered with both the vehicles. Depending on the engine, automatic transmission or the mild hybrid tech they will get, the petrol-powered Vitara Brezza and S-Cross are expected to be priced at par or lower than the current diesel-only model. Below are the price range of the two models

Diesel BS 4

Vitara Brezza


Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 7.67 lakh to Rs 10.42 lakh

Rs 8.86 lakh to Rs 11.49 lakh

Does the idea of a petrol-powered S-Cross and Vitara Brezza excite you and would you buy one? Let us know in the comments below.

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dramit udawat
May 28, 2019 3:50:59 AM

Waiting for Vitara Breeza Petrol 1.2 litre with BS6 features.

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May 28, 2019 12:19:19 PM

We are waiting too.

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    ganapathi ps
    May 21, 2019 11:07:57 AM

    S-Cross, 1.5/1.6 ltr petrol engine with CVT , is welcome. No AMT.

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      amit ghosh
      May 2, 2019 5:45:56 PM

      I would certainly like to go for Vitara Brezza 1.2 lit turbo-charged petrol version Dual Jet Dual VVT or the 1.0-litre Boosterjet (turbo).of BS-6 regulation compliant. - Amit K. Ghosh, 9811307482

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