The all-new Maruti Suzuki S-Presso has shown its glimpse in 2018. Based on Future S concept, this product has been thoroughly inspired by an SUV. Finally, now Maruti has officially teased its upcoming micro-SUV slated to launch on September 30th,2019. The number of details has been seen in the designs revealed and that the new model is supposed to be sold through Maruti Suzuki’s Area outlets exclusively.
When the Renault Kwid made its appearance, it did have an impact on the mind of the viewers and the car fanatics which further got dominated by the Maruti Suzuki Alto. What showered blessing for the Kwid was that it was a beefy, imposing and SUV-like model just like an entry-level car could be.
Within 44 months, there were 3 lakh units of Renault models sold. The sales again tend to slower town remaining the mainstay of the company’s range. Finally, the newest small SUV-like car from the Indo-Japanese carmaker is set to put its foot on the ground. It is expected to be positioned above Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 and below the new-gen Wagon R.
The new Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is completely based on the Future S concept car. It was primarily showed as a teaser at the 2018 Auto Expo. But it doesn’t have the common factor to it. It features a squared-off front end with a high bonnet line. The headlines have been merged into the slim grille. And the light appears to be o the halogen units.
The core chrome elements in the grille mirror image of the bigger Vitara Brezza. You will be able to view that the LED DRLs are placed just below the headlights. Keeping pace with the S-Presso’s micro-SUV theme, it has got a black front and rear bumper that finishes well with the body cladding along the sides.
To delve better into the design, the S-Presso has got prominent front wheel arches, a blacked-out B-pillar and muscular haunches. You can also see the flap-type door handles, indicators are mounted on the front fenders and something catchy to the eye is the full covers for steer wheels. Going through the side profiles is mainly plain, but it seems that this car model is a high-riding vehicle having 180mm of ground clearance.
Coming to the design specification, S-Presso has not been breaking pathways. It has rather boxy proportions which are meant to be traditional. It could be one of the reasons for being safe in the market. As it is, it has always worked for the previous models like that of Alto and WagonR. And it could even hit the market if the brand is targeting the audience who will be enthused with S-Presso.
One of the main elements that limelights S-Presso is that it is based on Suzuki’s Heartect platform. This mainly has got rigidity benefits at the same time make up ways for car lights. The base of S-Presse is pretty lighters that the entry-level of Alto 800, through the weight of the new model is 726 kg. Though it is not as light as the of Kwid, S-Presso could be one of the cars in the list of lightest cars in India post-launch.
In comparison to Alto K10, the new S-Presso is longer and wider by 120 mm and 5 mm respectively. Also, it is longer than AltoK10 by 89mm and has a longer wheelbase of 20 mm. Stating that, S-Presso is pretty spacious than that of Alto K10 as well as Kwid, acquiring good headroom for passengers.
We have not been able to visualize the interior. But there are certain things which we can bring to your notice. It has got a dark grey theme in the interior. There is a formulation of a colour-coordinated element like that of Future S concept. The dashboard design is the same as showcased, having a Mini-style circular enclosure. The 7.0 SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system comes handy with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.
There are 10 versions of S-Presso – Std, Std(O), LXi, LXi(O), VXi, VXi(O) and the range-topping VXi+. The standard ranges include ABS, driver-side airbag, rear parking sensors, seat-belt reminders, a digital speedometer and a speed alert system. Apart from the same, there is an Std Variant. There is (O) trim that marks as an addition to the passenger side airbag.
With LXi, there is an addition of air conditioning and power steering. On the other hand, VXi acquires essentials like keyless entry through central locking, presence of front power windows, body-coloured bumpers and wheel covers. Not only this, there is a presence of Maruti’s SmartPlay Dock audio system with Bluetooth connectivity.
The front passenger airbag is going to be standard on VXi+. The SmartPlay Studio infotainment system with voice recognition, steering-mounted controls, rear parcel tray, body-coloured ORVMs and door handles. Along with the same it has got 12V accessory socket. There is going to be no alloy wheel on any variant, so there might be factors of the prices being low.
Also, to bring to your notice that S-Presso is going to be the very first recipient of Maruti’s upgrade edition. Having BS6 complaint, it has got a 1.0-litre K10B petrol engine. It will b having 3 cylinder engine continuing to produce 68hp and 90Nm of torque.
Speaking of the other BS6 compliant engines, there might be a notable drop in the K10B’s fuel efficiency. As for BS4, it has been rated at 23.95kpl. In addition to the same, there has been a 5-speed manual gearbox, Maruti Suzuki is also going to offer you with the AMT options on the tip 3 variants which is going to be VXi, VXi(O) and VXi+.
S-Presso is going to replace any of Maruti Suzuki’s models. It will be sold alongside the other popular models through its Arena dealerships. Launching on September 30th, the prices will be ranging from Rs. 3.3 to 4.5 lakh ex-showroom. While it remains to be seen if the entry-level car buyers in India will drool over the taste of this S-Presso shot. Maruti Suzuki is presenting with the latest offering which has been designed to several of the SUV-desiring fanatics. It could be a runaway hit and come to the carmakers to buck up and smell the coffee.
It comes with a driver-side airbag and has got front passenger airbag which is optional. There has a specification of ABS, has got rear parking sensors along with seal-belt reminder system.
You will fetch through the speed alert specification and presence of Manual ORVMs with engine immobiliser. Coming to the wheels, it has 145/80 R13 tyres. It has got a digital speedometer.
In this, there is an optional front passenger airbag. The AC has also the specification of the heater and also has the presence of power steering.
A front passenger airbag is an option. You get to find the keyless entry with central locking.
In this specification, there is SmartPlay Dock audio system with Bluetooth, USB and Aux connectivity.
Presence of Front power windows and Body-coloured bumpers. Coming to the wheels, it has 165/70 R14 tyres with wheel covers
Does have Front passenger airbag.
7.0-inch SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
There is also specification of Steering-mounted controls, Rear parcel tray as well as Body-coloured ORVMs and door handles. It comes with 12V accessory socket.
Final Words –
So, it is time to wait till 30th September to know more about the specifications, the first ride and its interior look and feel.
Utsha Roy is an aspiring writer who has been gaining knowledge on various genres. Delving into the different cars and gadget news, she has also engaged herself into showcasing latest vehicles and gadgets news and reviews over Autonmobiles.com
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