The Maruti S-Presso is reportedly going to be launched on 30 September 2019. Following its exterior and variants, its variant-wise feature distribution has been unofficially revealed.
The Maruti S-Presso is based on the Future-S concept seen at the 2018 Auto Expo. The odd-looking micro-SUV will be made available in a total of four variants: Std, LXi, VXi and VXi+. In terms of safety, it will come with ABS, driver-side airbag, rear parking sensors, seat belt reminders, a digital speedometer and a speed alert system will be standard.
The std variant will be bare basic, and air conditioner and power steering will be included in only the LXi and higher variants. The VXi variant will get essentials such as keyless entry with central locking, SmartPlay Dock audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, front power windows, body-coloured bumpers and wheel covers. The top-spec VXi+ variant will get front passenger airbag as standard, while the same safety feature will be offered as an option across other variants.
Furthermore, 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 will be standard only on the top-spec VXi+ variant and optional in others. Interestingly, alloy wheels will not be included in the S-Presso, not even as an option.
When compared to its arch-rival Renault Kwid, the Maruti S-Presso will be at par in terms of features save for one difference - the unavailability of a reverse camera.
Under the hood, the S-Presso will be first to have the upgraded, BS-VI compliant 1.0-litre K10B petrol engine. Like the BS-IV version, it will deliver 68 PS of maximum power and 90 Nm of peak torque. 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual will be the transmission choices.
The Maruti S-Presso is expected to be priced from around INR 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom).
[Source: Autocar India]