Here's what you can expect from Maruti Suzuki's all-new compact product, the S-Presso hatchback.
After introducing a slew of BS-VI compliant models and, more importantly, the XL6 premium MPV, Maruti Suzuki is all set to attack the budget-end of the Indian automotive spectrum with its upcoming A-segment hatchback, the S-Presso. As we informed our readers earlier, Maruti Suzuki will launch the S-Presso on 30th September, which will lock horns with the likes of the Datsun Redigo and the Renault Kwid.
The S-Presso is most likely to get the same 1.0-litre K10B petrol motor as the Alto K10. Incidentally, this motor is still due to be unveiled in its BS-VI compatible form. And, we expect this to happen with the launch of the S-Presso. To offer better value, the S-Presso may come with an AMT option as well on its top-spec trim. Further, the S-Presso won't skimp on safety features, as the list of standard equipment will include ABS, dual airbags, speed alert, and a reverse parking camera.
The S-Presso is based on the Future S Concept (shown in the lead image), which first broke cover at the 2018 Auto Expo. So, expect the production-spec model to feature an SUV-inspired stance brought about by squared-off wheel arches, and rather chunky front and rear bumpers. However, as the S-Presso will be an entry-level model, expect the exterior to be more functional and utilitarian. But, Maruti Suzuki is likely to equip the interior with as many modern features and aids as possible. Therefore, expect features like a touchscreen infotainment system and rear parking camera to be present on the S-Presso.
Since the S-Presso is clearly aimed at buyers who are looking for a product that goes beyond the reach of the Alto, it’s likely to be sold alongside the Alto but at a higher price. Hopefully, it’ll be competitively priced with respect to its rivals.