Maruti Suzuki’s upcoming micro-SUV, S-Presso, has been once again spotted testing in India. Team Express Drives has snapped a test mule of the said vehicle in Delhi which is draped under heavy camouflage and reveals some interesting details about this upcoming product. Up-front, the car comes with a flat bonnet and is likely to get aggressive styling in order to accentuate its SUV stance. The test mule seems to be riding on blacked-out 14-inch steel wheels. Though we cannot confirm if the prototype was of a top-spec trim or not, there is a possibility that Maruti might not provide the S-Presso with a set of alloy wheels in order to keep its prices aggressive. Also, the vehicle seen in the images does not even get ORVM mounted turn indicators.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso will be positioned above the Alto K10 and alongside the WagonR in automaker’s portfolio. On the inside, the S-Presso is going to come with a decent equipment list. It is likely to get features such as steering mounted audio control, a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, electrically operated ORVMs, power windows to name a few.
Under the hood, the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is going to get the same 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine which is currently available on the Alto K10. It is capable of churning out 67 hp of power along with 90 Nm of peak torque. Maruti is going to upgrade this engine to meet the upcoming BS-6 emission regulations. Transmission options are likely to include a 5-speed manual gearbox in addition to a 5-speed AMT unit.
In terms of safety, the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso’s body structure will be compliant with the upcoming safety regulations. In addition to this, it will get dual-airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, driver and passenger seat belt warning along with high-speed alert system as standard. Maruti Suzuki is going to launch the S-Presso in India either by late September or early October this year. We estimate its prices to fall in-between Rs 4.5 lakh to Rs 6.5 lakh (ex-showroom).
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