Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Launched In India; Prices Start At Rs. 3.69 Lakh

The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso has been launched in India and prices start at ₹ 3.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Dubbed as a mini SUV, the S-Presso is based on Maruti Future S concept, which was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, with its tall, upright stance, decent ground clearance and bold design does have SUV-like characteristics. The front end, especially, takes its design cues from the Vitara Brezza with a sleek, chrome laden grille and square-ish headlamps and a muscular bumper. Viewed in profile, the S-Presso mini SUV has a tall stance and a boxy shape and does manage to stand out of the crowd in the hatchback space. At the rear, the SPresso gets a big boot lid and square-like tail lamps.

The engine is BS6 compliant and is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox along with an AMT option.

The Maruti S-Presso SUV gets the same 1.0-litre petrol engine from the Alto K10 hatchback and it makes 67 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 90 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm. The engine is BS6 compliant and is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox along with an AMT option as well. The S Presso micro SUV is built on Maruti Suzuki’s Heartect platform, which also underpins the WagonR, Swift, Baleno and few other models in its line-up.

It houses the digital instrument cluster along with Maruti’s SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system.

Inside, the S-Presso gets a smart-looking all-black interior and the dashboard gets body-coloured inserts, in the top trims. The big highlight here is the round centre console, which is inspired by the Mini Cooper. It houses the digital instrument cluster along with Maruti’s SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system, which will have smartphone connectivity in the form of Apple CarPlay & Android Auto. The steering wheel is the same as one on Maruti Suzuki WagonR and gets control for audio and Bluetooth. The centre console also houses controls for the AC and power windows along with having a USB port and a 12 V socket. The top trims of the S-Presso will have safety features such as dual-airbags, rear-parking sensors, and speed sensing door locking and so on while a driver side airbag will be offered as standard on the base models with the option of getting a passenger airbag. The upcoming S-Presso will be offered in four key variants – Standard, LXI, VXI, and VXI+, and these further have 10 options based on trims and transmission choices. The variants include – Standard, Standard (O), LXI, LXI (O), VXI, VXI (O), VXI+, VXI AGS, VXI (O) AGS, and VXI+ AGS.

It will rival the likes of the new Renault Kwid Facelift.

The new Maruti Suzuki S-Presso measures 3,665 mm in length and 1,520 mm in width and has a 2,380 mm long wheelbase. Also, the car will be available with 2 wheel sizes, 13-inch and 14-inch, and thus come with two height options as well – 1,549 mm and 1,564 mm respectively.

The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso will go up against the Renault Kwid and interestingly, the Renault Kwid facelift will be launched on October 1, 2019.

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