Maruti Suzuki's latest product, the S-Presso 'Mini-SUV', aims to mount a fresh attack on the budget-end of the Indian automotive spectrum, taking the fight to the likes of the Datsun Redi-Go, Renault Kwid, & the Hyundai Santro. The S-Presso is now on sale with prices starting from ₹ 3.69 lakh for the entry-level variant and going up to ₹ 4.91 lakh for the top-spec AMT (AGS) variant. The S-Presso is driven by the same 1.0-litre K10 series engine the one that drives the Alto, which is BS-VI compliant. While the above-mentioned points highlight the S-Presso's key facts, to ease your buying decision, here's a look at what each variant of the new car has to offer.
Standard (Base Variant):
Price: ₹ 3.69 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom)
As expected, the base variant of the S-Presso offers minimal goodies from the premium list, both in terms of utility & styling. Therefore, features & elements like air-con (with heater), power steering, body-colour exterior panels & coloured centre garnish, internally-adjustable ORVMs, an infotainment system, and wheel covers are not on offer with the Standard variant. However, thanks to the newly-enforced safety guidelines, the base variant comes fitted with all the mandatory safety gear like a driver-side airbag, passenger airbag (optional), ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, seatbelt reminder, and speed alert. The safety quotient is further enhanced by the presence of features like an engine immobiliser and rear doors with child locks.
Price: ₹ 4.05 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom)
Over the Standard variant, the LXi derivative offers some necessary bits as standard. Features like air-conditioning (with heater), power steering, and sun visors (driver & co-driver) become a part of the standard equipment list on the LXi variant. However, crucial creature comforts like an infotainment/stereo system, power windows, remote keyless entry, and central locking continue to be missing on this variant.
Price (MT): ₹ 4.24 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom)
Price (AGS): ₹ 4.67 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom)
It’s from this variant that the S-Presso's line-up starts offering a significant chunk of its feature/equipment list. The VXi variant also marks the entry of the AMT option (AGS). Over the LXi, the VXi variant offers convenience features like an accessory socket, keyless entry, front power windows, and an entry-level, 2-speaker stereo system with a SmartPlay Dock (for smartphones) Bluetooth, USB & AUX connectivity. The exterior enhancements on the VXi trim come in the form of body-coloured bumpers, a roof antenna, and wheel covers. Inside, some utility features like an auto-door lock, central door locking, and a more comprehensive digital multi-information display are also part of the standard equipment list.
Price (MT): ₹ 4.48 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom)
Price (AGS): ₹ 4.91 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom)
It goes without saying that the VXi+ variant (range-topping) offers all the bells & whistles that Maruti Suzuki has equipped the S-Presso with. Incidentally, the forthcoming list of features remains exclusive to the top-spec VXi+ trim. The standard equipment list on the top variant includes features like coloured centre garnish on the dashboard, internally-adjustable ORVMs, a rear parcel tray, body-coloured ORVMs & door handles, and blacked-out B-pillars. Another significant offering on the VXi+ variant is the SmartPlay Studio infotainment system, with a 7-inch touchscreen. The unit has been borrowed from the WagonR. The SmartPlay Studio brings along additional features like Apple CarPlay & Android Auto phone connectivity and steering-mounted audio & voice controls. Further, the VXi+ variant also gets a parking brake warning light.