The Maruti S-Presso, Maruti Suzuki's first economy car in seven years, has been slated for 30 September 2019 launch. The micro-SUV has been spied in its base STD variant for the first time. As opposed to previous speculations, this model won't replace Maruti Alto K10.
The Maruti S-Presso is expected to be priced from around INR 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom). It is clear from the new spy image that the STD variant of the S-Presso features steel wheels without covers, basic black coloured bumpers, body-coloured B-pillar, black ORVMs and black door handles. While on the inside, it has been reported that the STD variant will miss out on an air conditioner and power steering. There will be three higher variants, namely LXi, VXi and VXi+.
The range-topping VXi+ variant will be equipped with standard features like 7.0-inch SmartPlay Studio infotainment system with voice recognition, steering-mounted controls, rear parcel tray, body-coloured ORVMs and door handles, and a 12V-volt accessory socket. This variant will receive front passenger airbag as standard, a safety feature that will be optional in the lower variants. Unlike on in its competitor Renault Kwid, a reverse camera won't be available.
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Based on the Heartect platform, the Maruti S-Presso will make use of a BS-VI 1.0-litre K10B petrol engine which generates 68 PS of maximum power and 90 Nm of peak torque in its BS-IV version. 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual are expected to be the transmission choices.
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