With launch date of the new S-Presso planned for 30th September, Maruti Suzuki is betting big on this new model to boost sales during the upcoming festive season. This entry level car is their second product following the Vitara Brezza to be completely designed and developed in India.
The new S-Presso will be sold in a total of 9 configurations that include STD (O), LXi, LXi (O), VXi, VXi (O), VXi +, VXi AGS, VXi (O) AGS and VXi+ AGS. It will be on sale via the company’s Arena showrooms and will appeal to a younger segment of buyers in the country.
Maruti S Presso is the production version of the Maruti Concept Future-S which was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. First batch of cars have started arriving at dealerships. Here is a walkaround video of Maruti S Presso exteriors by YouTube channel PowerStroke PS.
Maruti S Presso is based on the Heartect platform. It features a rugged design with a flat bonnet, square shaped headlamps, a new front grille design and black plastic cladding along with blackout out bumpers. It also receives silver coloured wheel covers, body colored ORVMs and door handles along with blacked out B Pillars.
S-Presso badging is seen on the lower left side of the boot lid. Base variants will sit on 13” wheels while the higher spec variants will get larger 14” wheels with wheel covers. Alloys are not on offer, even as option. The S-Presso stands 3,565mm in length, 1,520mm in width and 1,564mm in height with a 2,380mm long wheelbase.
It has a kerb wt of 726 kgs, making it lighter than Maruti Alto, which weighs 730 kgs. This makes Maruti S Presso the lightest Maruti car on sale today.
Interiors will sport a 7” floating touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link while there will also be Suzuki’s SmartPlay system. In terms of safety it will receive dual front air bags, rear parking sensors, speed alert system, seat belt reminder, antilock braking system (ABS) and electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD).
Engine specifications get detailed with a BS VI compliant K10B 1.0 liter petrol engine offering 68 PS power and 90 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed manual transmission or an optional 5 speed AMT. Once launched, the company could also introduce a CNG option. Maruti Suzuki S-Presso will compete against the Renault Kwid and Datsun RediGO once launched while prices are expected to commence from Rs. 4 lakhs.