The Maruti S-Presso will be launched on 30 September 2019. Majority of the information such as its variant breakup, specifications and dimensions have already been revealed in the previous set of stories. In a new development, a report says that it will ride on the Heartect platform.
Suzuki's Heartect platform currently underpins a slew of Maruti Suzuki models, namely the Wagon R, Ignis, Baleno, Swift, Dzire and Ertiga. It will allow the S-Presso, the smallest and most economical platform to be based on it, to meet the upcoming BNSVAP crash test norms.
The Maruti S-Presso is even lighter than the entry-level Alto 800, and weighs just 726 kg. At this weight, it is a good 43 kg lighter than the Alto K10. However, it is 27 kg heavier than the Renault Kwid which weighs 699 kg in its base STD variant. Its top-end VXi+ variant weighs 763 kg, 21 kg less than the Alto K10's VXi variant.
The Maruti S-Presso measures 3,565 mm in length, 1,520 mm in width and 1,564 mm in height. This makes it 114 mm shorter, 59 mm narrower and 86 mm taller in comparison to the Renault Kwid. It has a 42 mm shorter wheelbase which measures 2,380 mm. It uses 14-inch steel wheels wrapped with 165/70-section rubbers.
The Maruti S-Presso will be sold in a total of four variants including Std, LXi, VXi and VXi+. The top-spec VXi+ variant is said to feature 7.0-inch SmartPlay Studio infotainment system with voice recognition, steering-mounted audio controls, rear parcel tray, body-coloured ORVMs and door handles and a 12V-volt accessory socket. Its safety kit will include ABS, driver-side airbag, rear parking sensors, seat belt reminders and a speed alert system as standard.
Expect the Maruti S-Presso to be priced somewhere in the range of INR 3.5 to 5.5 lakh (ex-showroom).
[Source: Autocar India]