Maruti S-Presso will launch on September 30 and will be sold alongside the Alto K10 to rival crossover-style hatchbacks like Renault Kwid and Datsun redi-GO
The launch of the Maruti S-Presso inches closer to us with every passing day. The all-new entry-level model from Maruti Suzuki will officially enter the market on September 30 and is likely to cost a bit more than the Alto K10. The first batch of the new model has already started reaching the dealerships and deliveries are likely to begin with a few hours of the price announcement.
Recently, we spotted what seems to be the base variant of the Maruti S-Presso. The spied model carried a silver paint shade and the latest spy images display the rear-end of the vehicle from various angles.
As you can see in the pics, the unit of the Maruti S-Presso that has been spied misses out on body-coloured bumpers, body-coloured door handles and ORVMs and roof-antennae, thereby confirming that the pics show an entry-level version of the vehicle.
The Maruti S-Presso is underpinned by the company’s lightweight HEARTECT platform, which made its local debut on the Baleno and currently even underpins the Swift, Dzire, Ertiga, XL6 and Wagon R. The light but stiff architecture not only helps the car maximise fuel efficiency but even aids performance and handling.
Powering the Maruti S-Presso will be the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder K-series engine that powers the Alto K10. For the S-Presso, the motor will be BS6-compliant and will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. An AMT will be optional on the higher variants.
The Maruti S-Presso measures 3,565 mm in length, 1,520 mm in width and 1,564 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,380 mm and weighs 726 kg (kerb weight). This makes the S-Presso the lightest model in its company’s model lineup. The Maruti S-Presso will be available with 13-inch wheels on the lower variants and 14-inch rims with wheel caps on the higher trims.