Maruti Suzuki launches mini SUV S-Presso at Rs. 3.69 lakh
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. has launched the much-awaited S-Presso in India at a starting price of Rs. 3.69 lakh. The car is offered in four variants (Standard, LXI, VXI, and VXI+) and will be sold via Maruti Suzuki Arena dealerships across the country. To recall, it was first showcased as the Maruti Future S concept model at the 2018 Auto Expo. Here's our roundup.
Touted as mini SUV, the S-Presso features a Vitara Brezza-like front grille and is built on the same HEARTECT platform that underpins company's other hatchbacks. The blacked-out front as well as muscular rear bumpers, high ground clearance, and tall hatch add to its SUV-like stance. Further, it sports body-colored ORVMs as well as door handles and is available with 13-inch or 14-inch steel wheels.
Inside, the five-seater S-Presso features a dual-tone cabin with a circular instrument console which is unconventionally mounted on the center. The mini SUV comes with fabric upholstery and houses a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Further, the standard safety features on the car include dual-front airbags (optional), ABS, rear parking sensors, speed alerts, and seat belt reminder.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is powered by a BS6-compliant 1.0-liter petrol engine which is capable of producing 67bhp of power and 90Nm of peak torque. The engine, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox or an automatic AMT, promises an ARAI-certified mileage of 21.7kmpl.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso starts at Rs. 3.69 lakh for the base-spec Standard model and goes upto Rs. 4.91 lakh for top-of-the-line VXI+AGS variant. The mini SUV will be sold in India via Maruti Suzuki Arena dealerships. At this price point, it goes up against rivals such as Renault KWID, Datsun redi-GO, and Hyundai Santro.