Maruti Suzuki S-Presso spied ahead of September launch

31/07/2019 - 14:30 | ,  ,  ,   | Prashant Singh

The Maruti S-Presso has been spied on test yet again. The new A-segment model will be Maruti Suzuki's firecracker this festive season and go against the Renault Kwid.

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The Maruti S-Presso will make use of the K10B 1.0-litre engine which is rated to churn out 68 PS at 6,000 rpm and 90 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm.

The Maruti S-Presso is apparently the production version of the Maruti Future-S Concept that debuted at Auto Expo 2018. It is expected to arrive as a direct replacement for the Alto range. It will sport an SUV-inspired design like the Renault Kwid which has gathered much appreciation for its looks. The S-Presso will be Maruti Suzuki's first new budget offering after almost a period of seven years. It will be sold through the Arena outlets.

The Maruti S-Presso will come with a flattish bonnet and a higher ground clearance in comparison to the Alto. It has been engineered and design by Maruti Suzuki's R&D unit with assistance from Suzuki, and has been developed specifically as per the Indian market's needs. It is the second product after Vitara Brezza to be developed in-house by Maruti Suzuki's R&D team.

The new entry-level crossover is most likely to be underpinned by a flexible and lightweight Heartect platform and make use of the BS-VI version of the K10B 1.0-litre engine which is rated to churn out 68 PS at 6,000 rpm and 90 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm in its current, BS-IV avatar. 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual would be the transmission choices.

Maruti S Presso Spied
The Maruti S-Presso will likely be underpinned by the flexible and lightweight Heartect platform.

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Maruti Suzuki may also introduce a CNG-powered version of the S-Presso at a later stage. Before this model, it will launch the Ertiga-based XL6, on 21 August. The new MPV will retail through the NEXA premium outlets.

[Source: Cartoq]

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