Alto 800 is one on the most successful car of Maruti Suzuki in India. So to get more out of it company has launched the S-Presso micro SUV in India. S-presso got some inspiration from Alto 800 and so it replicates the success of Alto 800 too. In just 11 days the booking of S-Presso has crossed 10,000 mark. Which clearly indicates that Maruti Suzuki has a new champion in it’s hand. Maruti Suzuki has launched this mini cross hatchback at a very attractive price tag of Rs 3.69 lakh to 4.91 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The S-Presso is only BS6 compliant car in it’s segment. It mainly compete with newly launched Renault Kwid, which was launched just after a day of S-Presso. But what makes S-Presso so successful?
The S-Presso is first of it’s kind car that Maruti Suzuki has launched in Indian market at a very affordable price tag. Despite being a small car, the S-Presso offers upright stance along with some SUV like styling. The S-Presso is based on HEARTECT platform which is used by all new generation Maruti cars like Baleno and current gen Swift. Due to this platform Maruti Suzuki has managed to keep the weight of S-Presso low. The S-Presso (726 kg) weight is even less than the Alto 800 (730 kg). So the economy figures of S-Presso are very impressive which stands at 21.7 kmpl.
The interiors of S-Presso gets a smart looking dashboard. The big highlight here is the round centre console, which is inspired by the Mini Cooper. It houses the digital instrument cluster along with Maruti’s SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system, which will have smartphone connectivity in it. Safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, high-speed alert as well as driver and co-driver seat belt warning.
The S-Presso is available with 1 litre petrol engine that churns out 68PS of power and 91NM of torque. transmission option include 5 speed manual as well as AMT. Primary rivals of S-Presso include the newly launched Renault Kwid, Datsun Redi-Go & Hyundai Santro.