×

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Details Leaked; Launch Soon


As expected, the S-Presso will be powered by Maruti’s BS6-compliant K10B 1.0-litre petrol engine

Watch Video Review

  • The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso will be offered in a total of four trims.
  • The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is taller than its rivals, the Renault Kwid and Datsun redi-GO.
  • It will be powered by the brand’s 1.0-litre K10B petrol engine that develops 68PS and 90Nm.
  • It’s likely to feature a touchscreen infotainment system, digital instrument display and projector headlamps.
  • The S-Presso is slated to launch on September 30 with an expected starting price of Rs 4 lakh.

Maruti Suzuki’s S-Presso is aiming to shake things up in the mini cross-hatch segment that’s currently dominated by the Renault Kwid. Thanks to various spy shots, we can confirm that the S-Presso will borrow many design cues from the Future-S concept that was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. And now, thanks to a leaked document, we have the dimensions and engine specifications of the S-Presso in hand. 

The S-Presso will be offered in a total of four trim levels with six variants - Std(O), LXi, LXi (O), VXi, VXi (O), VXi +. The AMT variants is limited to all the top-spec VXi variants taking the variant count to nine.

In terms of size, the S-Presso is a tad smaller than the Kwid. It measures 3665mm in length, 1520mm in width and has a wheelbase of 2380mm. This makes it 14mm shorter and 59mm narrower than the Kwid. The Renault also trumps the Maruti in terms of wheelbase by 42mm. That said, the S-Presso is taller than the Kwid and betters the redi-GO in all aspects barring width. Have a look at the dimensions below to see how the S-Presso compares against its direct rivals.

 

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

Renault Kwid

Datsun redi-GO

Length (mm)

3665

3679

3429

Width (mm)

1520

1579

1560

Height (mm)

1549^/1564~

1513*

1541

Wheelbase (mm)

2380

2422

2348

*With roof rails.

^With 13-inch wheels.

~With 14-inch wheels.

The leaked document also states that the S-Presso will be powered by a BS6-compliant 1.0-litre engine that develops 68PS and 90Nm, figures that are similar to the Renault and Datsun. Just like the competition, we expect Maruti to offer the S-Presso with the choice of a 5-speed manual as well as an AMT. The carmaker could also bring a CNG variant of S-Presso at a later stage. 

Previous spy shots suggest that the S-Presso features an upright stance. That said, there’s no getting around the fact that the S-Presso looks more like an Alto on stilts. However, the Maruti gets chunky 14-inch wheels instead of the Renault’s 13-inch units.

Inside, the S-Presso’s dashboard gets a circular theme just like the Mini Cooper.  The speedometer and infotainment system are likely to be housed within a circular pod at the centre of the dashboard, while the air con controls could sit below it. It is likely to feature Maruti’s SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as a digital instrument display, power windows, keyless entry with push button start and projector headlamps. 

Slated to hit showrooms on September 30, the S-Presso is expected to be priced from Rs 4 lakh (ex-showroom India). It’s worth noting that Renault, too, is gearing up to launch the Kwid facelift by the end of September as well. So stay tuned for a detailed comparison report between these entry-level hatchbacks. 

 

Source - TeamBHP.com

 

Add Your Comments

Add your comment here
Submit
  • ranganathan | 4 weeks ago The question is what quality compromises are they making at this price point. Being an owner of the alto K10, I can very easily see where the compromises have been made. I am afraid it will be more so ...Read More 2 Reply
    Technical | 4 weeks ago Waiting for this future car 2 Reply

Maruti S-Presso Alternatives