Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Export Begins (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso was launched in India in September last year. Now, the automaker has started exporting the S-Presso from India in the parts of Asia, Latin America and some of the African regions. Maruti Suzuki has so far sold over 35,000 models of the S-Presso. Due to the tremendous customer demand, Maruti Suzuki S-Presso had made it to the top 10 selling cars list in the Indian market. In the Indian market, Maruti Suzuki S-Presso competes against the likes of Renault Kwid, Datsun Redi-Go, Maruti Suzuki WagonR 1.0, and Hyundai Santro.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited Managing Director & CEO Kenichi Ayukawa said, "S-Presso is a true symbol of Make in India. The car stands testament to our commitment to offer best in design, technology and safety to our customers both locally and globally. S-Presso is widely appreciated by customers in India and we are confident of its acceptance in international markets. With S-Presso we are looking to make in-roads in many new markets."
The S-Presso is 3,665 mm in length. Its width and height are 1,520 mm and 1,564 mm, respectively. The wheelbase measures 2,380 mm. The car has a strong visual connection with the form, design and detailing of the Vitara Brezza. The S-Presso mini SUV has a tall stance and a boxy shape and does manage to stand out of the crowd in the hatchback space. At the rear, the S-Presso gets a big boot lid and square-like tail lamps.
The S-Presso is built on Maruti Suzuki's Heartect platform, which also underpins the WagonR, Swift and Baleno. On the inside, the S-Presso gets all-black interior and the dashboard gets body-coloured inserts, in the top trims. The highlight of the S-Presso’s interior has the round centre console, which is inspired by the Mini Cooper. The mini-SUV has smartphone connectivity in the form of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The steering wheel gets control for audio and Bluetooth. The centre console also houses controls for the AC and power windows along with having a USB port and a 12 V socket. Whereas, the top trims of the S-Presso come equipped with safety features such as dual-airbags, rear-parking sensors and speed sensing door locking. However, a driver-side airbag will be offered as standard on the base models with the option of getting a passenger airbag.
Maruti S-Presso comes equipped with a BS6-compliant 1.0-litre three-cylinder K-Series petrol engine that will produce 67 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 90 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox along with an AMT option as well.
The S-Presso is offered in four key variants including Standard, LXI, VXI, and VXI+. The four variants further have 10 options based on trims and transmission choices. The variants are Standard, Standard (O), LXI, LXI (O), VXI, VXI (O), VXI+, VXI AGS, VXI (O) AGS, and VXI+ AGS. The car is available with 2 wheel sizes, 13-inch and 14-inch. Therefore, it comes with two height options i.e. 1,549 mm and 1,564 mm respectively.
The price of the recently-launched S-Presso in India starts at Rs 3.69 lakh (ex-showroom India) and goes up to Rs 4.91 lakh (ex-showroom India).