Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Long Term Report: January 2020

By Jared Solomon | on January 26, 2020

Say hello to my new companion – the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso. This new hatchback from Maruti has been grabbing the headlines for quite a while, albeit for all the wrong reasons. Now, I agree its design isn’t its strongest virtue, and on top of that, it does appear to be trying too hard to look cool in this bright orange colour. But I’ve to say that it grabs attention wherever I go. That said, once you look beyond its controversial exterior, it’s not a bad city car. First of all, I think it’s quite spacious for a budget car. The ride quality is also very good, and this is evident when you drive it on Mumbai’s pothole-ridden roads. The engine is refined and, truth be told, it doesn’t feel underpowered if you’re driving in the city – the low-and mid-range grunt is quite strong. Couple this to its lightweight body, and the S-Presso is, dare I say, a fun car to drive in traffic. All told though, I am still not a fan of the AMT transmission. The gearbox is quite jerky and takes time getting used to. As a result, I prefer driving it in manual mode and that makes life simpler as well as smoother.   


When it came: December 2019

Current Odo reading: 4,448kms

Mileage this month: 974kms

Fuel efficiency: 17km/l

Faults: None

What’s good: Ride quality, refinement

What’s not: Jerky AMT

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