Maruti S-Presso Sales Cross 35,000 Unit Mark In Just 3 Months

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During the 13 weeks that the Maruti S-Presso has been on sale in the country, it has managed to find 35,354 buyers in the entry-level car segment

The Maruti Ignis, the company’s first-ever cross-hatch model in the country, hasn’t exactly set the sales charts on fire. While it has surely managed to outclass the Mahindra KUV100, its only arch-rival, the monthly sales figures remain far lower than those of the Maruti Swift and Baleno.

However, it definitely looks like the Maruti S-Presso, which became the company’s second cross-hatch recently, has found greater success than its B-segment sibling. The company has recently reported that sales of the S-Presso have crossed the 35,000 unit milestone in just 3 months of its launch.

Until the end of last year, the Maruti S-Presso had sold 35,554 units. The company sold 5,006 units in September (launched on 22nd September), 10,346 units in October, 11,220 units in November and 8,394 units in December.

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The Maruti S-Presso has been on sale at a starting price of Rs 3.69 lakh (ex-showroom). The S-Presso rivals cars like the Renault Kwid and the Datsun redi-GO with its SUV-inspired styling and the resultant butch looks. Another highlight of the small car is the great mix of performance and mileage it provides from the same 1.0-litre K-series engine that powers the Alto K10, Wagon R 1.0L and Celerio.

Available in a BSVI-compliant avatar, the 1.0-litre three-cylinder K10B engine offers a maximum power of 67.98PS @ 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 90Nm @ 3,500 rpm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT.

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Underpinning the Maruti S-Presso is the fifth generation HEARTECT-K platform, which is said to be derived from the Kei car architecture of the JDM-spec Alto. The latest budget-end offering from the carmaker offers an ARAI-rated mileage of 21.7 kmpl from VXI/VXI+ variants and 21.4 km/l from the Std/LXi models.