The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso mini SUV has finally been launched in India. Prices of the vehicle start from Rs 3.69 lakh (for the entry-level Std trim) and go up to Rs 4.91 lakh (for the VXi AGS trim). All are introductory ex-showroom prices.
The Maruti S-Presso carline is spread across four trims – Std, LXi, VXi and VXi+. There are four manual variants and two AMT (automated manual transmission) models.
Powering the S-Presso mini SUV is a BS6-ready 1.0L petrol engine pushing out 67bhp at 5500rpm and 90Nm at 3500rpm. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual and an AMT.
The new mini SUV from Indo-Japanese carmaker has been made available in 6 colour schemes – Solid Fire Red, Pearl Starry Blue, Solid Sizzle Orange, Metallic Granite Grey, Metallic Silky Silver and Superior White.
Safety features such as driver side airbag, ABS with EBD, seat belt reminder, reverse parking sensors, speed alert system, predestrian protection, immobiliser and child proof rear door lock are standard across the carline.
The dual airbags are restricted to the top-end VXi+ trim. The mini SUV also gets speed sensitive auto door lock, central door locking and parking brake warning. The low fuel warning and door ajar warning display in SmarPlay Studio infotainment system.
The Maruti S-Presso measures 3,665mm in length, 1,520mm in width and 1549/1564mm in height. It has a 2,380mm long wheelbase and a turning radius of 4.5m. The mini SUV is available with two different size of wheels – 13-inch and 14-inch.
Similar to the WagonR, Baleno, Swift and a few other Maruti Suzuki models, the S-Presso underpins the Heartect platform that makes it the company’s lightest vehicle.
The new mini SUV from Maruti Suzuki has all-black interior with Mini Cooper-inspired centre console and dashboard with body-coloured inserts.
The top-of-the-line model gets Maruti’s SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity (both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto).
The steering wheel seems borrowed from the Maruti Suzuki WagonR. It has mounted audio and Bluetooth controls. The AC and power windows controls are integrated on the centre console. It also gets a USB port and a 12 V socket.
The Maruti S-Presso is the production version of the Maruti Future S concept that made debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. It has tall, upright stance with SUV-ish design elements.
Some of its styling bits include a chrome laden grille, square-ish headlamps, muscular bumper, side body cladding, roof antenna, blacked out C-pillar, a big boot lid and signature C-shaped tail lamps.