Maruti Suzuki to sell S-Presso in four equipment lines - Report

03/09/2019 - 14:09 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Scheduled to reach showrooms on the 30th of this month, the Maruti S-Presso will be among the biggest launches in the auto industry this year. Just weeks before the launch, new details about the upcoming model have surfaced online.

Maruti Future S Concept front three quarters left side
The Maruti S-Presso will be available only with a petrol engine at launch.

At launch, the Maruti S-Presso will be available in four equipment lines, and in all likeliness, it will be a petrol-only model. Under the hood, there will be an upgraded, BS-VI compliant version of the K10B 1.0-litre naturally aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 50 kW (67.98 PS) of maximum power at 5,500 rpm and 90 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm in the BS-IV version. A CNG variant should follow a few months later.

Typical for A-segment Maruti Suzuki models, transmission choices will include 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual. The AMT option will be available in only the higher-end grades. Unlike what most reports have claimed so far, the Maruti S-Presso won’t be launched as the successor to the Maruti Alto K10. The old 1.0-litre hatchback will continue being sold and it will be offered as a cheaper alternative.

Maruti Future S Concept rear three quarters
The Maruti S-Presso will be production version of the Maruti Concept Future-S that was introduced at Auto Expo 2018.

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The Maruti S-Presso will compete with the Renault Kwid, which was the first SUV-styled A-segment hatchback in India when launched in 2015. The French city car will reportedly get its mid-life facelift later this month, to look refreshed and brace for impact from Maruti Suzuki’s challenger. Expect the latter to be priced from over INR 3.25 lakh (ex-showroom). While the current Renault Kwid is priced from INR 2.76 lakh (ex-showroom), the facelifted Renault Kwid is likely to cost close to INR 3 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards.


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