Maruti launched their lightest car, the S-Presso today. Priced from Rs 3.69 lakhs for base variant, S-Presso is bigger in size than Maruti Alto 800. But, it is still lighter than Alto 800, which weighs 730 kgs. Maruti S Presso weighs 726 kgs, in spite of getting a bigger 1 liter BS6 engine.
The reason behind the lightweight, is the usage of the Heartect platform. Just like other Maruti cars, which are crash compliant and meet all safety norms of India, S-Presso too is safe and crash compliant, claims Maruti Suzuki India.
Maruti has offered a total of 10 safety features with the S-Presso mini SUV. All variants are crash compliant and safe. Top variant gets dual airbags, while other variants only get driver airbag. ABS is standard on all variants. Below are the detailed safety features.
Maruti S-Presso Prices
STD – Rs 3.69 lakhs
LXi – Rs 4.05 lakhs
VXi – Rs 4.24 lakhs
VXi AMT – Rs 4.67 lakhs
VXi+ – Rs 4.48 lakhs
VXi+ AMT – Rs 4.91 lakhs
All prices ex-sh, Delhi.
Maruti S-Presso is the production version of Concept Future –S showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. It is offered in a total of four trim levels with six variants of Std(O), LXi, LXi (O), VXi, VXi (O), VXi +. It sports a mini SUV silhouette with a flat bonnet, square shaped headlamps, an upright windshield, chunky bumper design and high hood lip. It also gets a new front grille design, black plastic cladding, blacked out bumpers and silver coloured wheel covers. It sports body coloured ORVMs and door handles with blacked out B Pillars.
Where dimensions are concerned, the new Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is larger than the Alto K-10. It measures 3,565mm in length and 1,520mm in width. This makes it 120mm longer and 5mm wider than the Alto K10. Ground clearance is at 180mm while fuel tank capacity is at 27 liters.
The base variants sit on 13” steel wheels and the higher trims get larger 14” wheels wrapped in 165/70-section tyres with wheel covers offering height of 1,549mm and 1,564mm respectively. This makes the S-Presso taller than the Alto K10 by 89mm. With a 2,380mm long wheelbase, the S-Presso is also 20mm longer as compared to the Alto K-10.
It gets a turning radius of 4.5 meters while kerb weight ranges from 726 kgs to 767 kgs depending on variant. Colour options include Solid Fire Red, Pearl Starry Blue, Solid Sizzle Orange, Metallic Granite Grey, Metallic Silky Silver and Superior White.
Targeting young professionals and college students along with first time buyers in the country, the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso gets bold interiors. It is seen with an all black interior colour scheme with orange inserts on its dashboard and side AC vents for a more sporty and rugged appeal.
As was also seen on the Future-S concept, the interiors of the production spec model get a rounded Dynamic central console and first in class steering mounted controls with Audio and Voice controls. The top part sports a digital speedometer while the Suzuki SmartPlay Studio is housed in the center with a floating type 7” instrument cluster with AHA Radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with MirrorLink.
The entire cabin is done up in quality material with red pattern stitching on seats which also gets non adjustable headrests at the front and rear. Steering mounted controls, USB and a 12 volt switch, centrally mounted cup holders, door storage pockets, high roof and foldable rear seats are also among its interior features.
Engine specifications on the S-Presso include the same 1 liter engine as seen powering the Alto K10. This 988cc, 3 cylinder, petrol engine offers 67 bhp power at 5,500 rpm and 90 Nm torque at 3,500 rpm mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. It also receives Maruti’s AGS (Auto Gear Shift) Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) unit.
Maruti S-Presso mileage is pegged at 21.4 to 21.7 kmpl depending on variant. It gets ventilated disc in the front and drum brakes at the rear while suspension is via MacPherson strut with coil spring in the front and Torsion beam with coil spring at the rear. The engine complies with the new BS VI emission standards coming into effect from 1st April 2020.
With the launch of the new S-Presso, Maruti Suzuki is pinning its hopes on seeing better sales this festive season. The S-Presso which is seen as a direct rival to the Renault Kwid and Datsun Red-Go.