Maruti Suzuki India will soon introduce its smallest SUV in the country. Called ‘Maruti Suzuki S-Presso’, the mini SUV will attract buyers who are looking for a high-riding city vehicle. To be retailed via Arena dealerships, the S-Presso will go on sale in September (just before the 2019 festive season). Here’re the 6 key features that could be offered on the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso mini SUV.
1. Stay Close To Concept
The S-Presso is the production version of the Maruti Suzuki Future S concept that was previewed at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The spy pictures hint that the mini SUV will stay close to its concept featuring boxy and upright stance. It will stand on a higher ground clearance (around 180mm) and offer a high seating position.
2. Meet New Safety Norms
The new micro SUV from the Indo-Japanese carmaker is likely to meet the stringent safety norms. All variants of the vehicle are likely to get dual airbags, seat belt reminder, rear parking sensors and ABS (anti-lock braking system) as standard safety fitments. Read – Maruti Suzuki XL6 Design Sketch Revealed
3. Celerio-Like Interior
Interior of the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso could be inspired by the Celerio hatchback. It might get dark grey theme with colour coded elements and a mini-esque dashboard layout, as we have seen on the concept. The mini SUV is likely to source a 7-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity from the Baleno hatchback.
4. Heartect Platform
Maruti Suzuki’s smallest SUV is expected to be designed on the lightweight and flexible Heartect platform that also underpins the WagonR, Swift, Dzire, Ertiga, Ignis and Baleno. It’s composed of ‘ultra & advanced high tensile steel’ and is claimed to absorb the impact and disperse the force evenly ensuring better safety. Read – Maruti Suzuki To Launch 6 Utility Vehicles In India
5. WagonR’s Engine
Powering the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso could be the WagonR’s BS6-ready 1.2L petrol engine that’s good for 81.80bhp and 113Nm. It might also get a 1.0L, 3-cylinder engine. The carmaker might also offer a CNG variant at a later stage. Transmission choices will include a manual and an AMT unit.
6. Pricing From 4 Lakh
The smallest SUV from the Indo-Japanese carmaker is likely to be priced from Rs 4 lakh for the entry-level model. Once launched, it will take on the Mahindra KUV100 and the upcoming Tata H2X.