The Maruti S-Presso will be built around the Suzuki’s new HEARTECT platform, which also underpins the new Wagon R and the Ignis.
Maruti Suzuki is testing an all-new mini SUV, which is based on the Concept Future S. As a reminder, the company had showcased the Concept Future S at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The small SUV is expected to be launched during festive season, before Diwali. Likely to be called the Maruti S-Presso, the micro SUV based on the Concept Future S will take on the likes of the Renault Kwid, Mahindra KUV100 and the upcoming Tata H2X.
The Maruti S-Presso will be built around the Suzuki’s new HEARTECT platform, which also underpins the new Wagon R and the Ignis. The compact SUV will be sold through Maruti Suzuki’s ARENA dealership network. In terms of styling, the S-Presso will have SUV-like imposing stance, flat overhangs, black plastic cladding, slighting sloping roofline and a thick C-pillar. The cabin pictures are yet to be revealed, but it is expected to receive the Suzuki’s SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, auto AC, multi-functional steering wheel, etc. The Maruti S-Presso is expected to be offered in 2 engine options – a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder petrol or a 1.2-litre K-Series petrol. Both manual and AMT versions are likely to be on offer.
Maruti S-Presso Launch Date
Maruti Suzuki is yet to make an official announcement on the launch of the S-Press mini SUV. Media reports claim that the small SUV could be launched during festive season, around Diwali this year. We will update you as soon as Maruti reveals anything on the same.
Maruti S-Presso Price in India
|Base (Expected)||Rs 4 lakh|
|Top (Expected)||Rs 6 lakh|
To be positioned against the likes of the Mahindra KUV100 and Renault Kwid, the S-Presso is expected to be priced between Rs 4 lakh and Rs 6 lakh.
Maruti S-Presso Specifications
The exact engine details of the Future S based compact SUV is yet to be released. Though, it is likely to receive the 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine that produces 82bhp of power and 113Nm of torque. The company could also opt for the 1.0-litre 3-cylinder engine that powers the Maruti Suzuki Celerio and the Wagon R. This engine produces 67bhp of power and 91Nm of torque. Transmission options are likely to include a 5-speed manual and an AMT unit.
Maruti S-Presso Mileage
With BS6 compliant engines, Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is likely to offer the segment-leading fuel efficiency. We expect a mileage figure of over 22kmpl for the mini SUV.
Maruti S-Presso Design
The small SUV was first previewed as the Concept Future S at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Maruti claimed that the concept represents the brand’s all-new design language with aggressive and upright stance. This model is completely designed and developed in-house by Maruti Suzuki India. It features newly designed LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights, which merges nicely with the thin chrome grille. The vehicle will have bigger dual-tone bumper with faux skid plate lower on the bumper and flared wheel arches. The slightly sloping-type roofline gives sporty profile.
The concept was claimed to have commanding higher seating and ground clearance, and the horizontal hood for aggressive stance. Side profile will remain simple with more traditional design elements. It will have black plastic cladding all around the lower part of the body. The S-Presso will be designed on Suzuki’s lightweight “HEARTECT” platform that will make it lightweight, stiffer, safer and fuel efficient. Also See – Maruti S-Presso small SUV – what we know so far
Maruti S-Presso Interior
The Interior pictures of the small SUV are yet to be released, but it is expected to share the cabin with the new Wagon R and the Swift twins. The small SUV is likely to receive the new SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. Adding to it, the S-Presso will have sportier looking multi-functional steering wheel. Other features are likely to include automatic AC, height adjustable driver’s seat, electrically adjustable ORVMs, new instrument console, etc. Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, rear parking sensors, seat belt reminder and speed alert will come as standard.