Maruti Suzuki's Kwid rival, the S Presso, will be a bold new entry-level crossover hatchback that will come powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine.
Come September 30, 2019, Maruti Suzuki will be launching an all-new car in the Indian market. Billed as the S-Presso, the latest product from the country’s largest carmaker will an entry-level crossover that will compete against the likes of the Renault Kwid and Datsun Redigo.
The S-Presso is expected to take design inspiration from the Future S concept that was showcased at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. This, of course, means that it’ll have a butch and SUV-ish stance. Among other exterior highlights, the S-Presso will have a boxy and upright profile along with squared-off wheel arches. Since it’s an entry-level product, Maruti is likely to equip it with steel wheels, and alloy wheels won’t be offered even in top-end trims.
The S-Presso will be underpinned by Maruti’s Heartect platform, which also forms the base for the likes of the WagonR, Swift, Ignis, Baleno, et al. There will only be a single powertrain choice here though – a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol. The engine is expected to churn out around 70bhp, and it’s expected to be BS-VI compliant. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT.
Features and equipment wise, expect the top-end variants are expected to come with the same SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system that’s offered with the new Wagon R. Safety net should include dual-airbags and ABS.
The S-Presso is expected to be priced between Rs 4 lakh and Rs 5 lakh (ex-showroom) upon its launch in India.