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All You Need to Know About the Miniature Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

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The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is a miniature car that is set to revolutionize the Indian car market. This tiny but powerful car comes packed with features and is perfect for city dwellers who are looking for a compact yet stylish ride. In this blog post, we will take a look at what makes the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso so special.

Maruti S-Presso is a 5 seater Hatchback available in a price range of Rs. 4.26 – 6.12 Lakh. It is available in 8 variants, a 998 cc, BS6 and 2 transmission options: Manual & Automatic. Other key specifications of the S-Presso include a curb weight of 831-854 and a boot space of Liters. The S-Presso is available in 7 colors.

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Price: S-Presso is priced between Rs 4.26 lakh and Rs 6.12 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Variants: Customers can buy it in four broad variants: Std, LXi, VXi(O) and VXi+(O). The LXi and VXi trims get the option of a CNG kit.

Colours: The S-Presso is offered in six colour options: Solid Sizzle Orange, Solid Fire Red, Metallic Granite Grey, Metallic Silky Silver, Pearl Sterry Blue and Solid White.

Engine and Transmission: With a 1-liter engine (68PS/90Nm) paired with a 5-speed manual transmission or optional AMT, these are powerplants for gas variants of the Punto. Gas CNG variants (56.69PS/82Nm) only offer a 5-speed manual transmission. These are the mileage figures claimed.

  • Petrol MT – 24.12kmpl (Std, LXi)
  • Petrol MT – 24.76kmpl (VXi and VXi+)
  • Petrol AMT – 25.30kmpl [VXi(O) and VXi+(O)]
  • CNG – 32.73km/kg

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Price

The base price of a Maruti S-Presso is Rs. 4.26 lakh and it can cost up to Rs. 6.12 Lakh Rupees. Maruti S-Presso is available in 8 variants. The base model is Standard, and the top model is Maruti S-Presso VXI CNG.

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Review

India has a pretty good time with most other countries, so this car company chose to name a new small car after a caffeinated drink most people have trouble getting used to. That drink is an espresso – a short, bitter coffee drink that only many coffee drinkers can stomach. Moreover, we aren’t used to a Maruti Suzuki anyway, and the formula isn’t too much different either. In the past, Renault has done something like this with the Kwid and now Maruti wants to replicate that with its future offering.

Exterior

According to Maruti Suzuki, the S-Presso is a micro-SUV, which we don’t agree with entirely. This may not be obvious to most people, but it has the same ground clearance as an Alto and a stance much taller than that of a Brezza.
If you’re looking to make your S-Presso stand out, there are several accessories to choose from. Among these are daytime running lamps (priced at Rs 10,000), side cladding, and alloy wheels. With all these accessories, the Suzuki looks a lot more attractive at an expense of nearly Rs 40,000. Nevertheless, it puts the overall price dangerously close to cars from a higher segment.
Compared to the Alto, the S-Presso has a bigger body, while its height is higher by 74mm over the Kwid. It’s the Kwid that wins in every other department.

Interior

Once in, you’ll agree that Maruti Suzuki has managed to eke out some serious space from a car this small. And that’s a surprise! The first part of the surprise is the cabin width. Despite the new Kwid having 60mm less interior room than the S-Presso, the two share very similar head- and shoulder room dimensions. At the front, you’ll notice the power window switches on the center console. That saves some vital real estate on the door pad. Then, the door pads themselves are super narrow — giving you those crucial extra millimeters of width. Headroom at the front shouldn’t be a problem unless you’re way above 6ft tall. Surprisingly, Alto offers more here.

Safety

A passenger airbag is an optional extra for every other variant of Maruti’s ‘micro-SUV’, while ABS with EBD and reverse parking sensors are standard across all variants except the top-spec VXi+. Please do not buy a variant without a passenger airbag.
The S-Presso has not yet been crash tested by an independent body such as the NCAP, but it complies with Indian crash test standards.

Performance

While power output and torque remain the same at 68PS and 90Nm, the motor now complies with BS6 standards, which is good news for the new S-Presso. Once you turn the engine on, you hear the familiar three-cylinder whistle. While the vibrations are quite good, they still won’t bother you unless you’re driving slowly in high gear.
Thankfully, the stricter emission standards haven’t negatively impacted the engine’s performance at all. It is still as spirited and fun to drive as always. Traveling within the city is very relaxed. It’s pretty easy to go just under the speed limit and the engine doesn’t complain. This car does well with speed bumps because it speeds right up them in no time at all, even in the same gear.
On the highway, this engine is comfortable when driving between 80-100kmph. But overtaking on fifth gear is prohibited. To accelerate properly, you must first shift down. But if you are cruising in the third or fourth gear at 60-70kmph, you can just put on the accelerator and go.

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