Nowadays, everybody wants an SUV even if their budget is below 5 lac! Not to worry, we have options. We have the segment best-seller Renault Kwid and now, Maruti Suzuki’s latest Mini SUV against the Kwid, the S-Presso – which might become the segment breaker is launched.
Design & Platform
Built on Suzuki’s latest-gen Heartect platform, this is the all-new S-Presso! Is this really a mini SUV? I think so! First things first, S-Presso has a ground clearance of 180mm which means it can tackle bad roads without scratching the under belly! Heavy front end with chunky cladding on the lower portion of the bumper and a toothy grille along with angular twin chamber headlights. Chrome embellishments on the grille of the car & LED daytime-running lights are paid accessories. We also get optional wheel arch, machined alloy wheels and side cladding. The 14-inch wheels looks a bit small, but fits the purpose. You even get roof spoilers and skid plates as additional paid accessory.
Behind, we get 239L of boot space which actually looks bigger in real. Dimensions: 3,565mm long(Kwid 3679mm), 1,520mm wide (Kwid 1579mm) and 1,549mm tall (taller than Kwid 1513mm) – With compact dimensions, the S-Presso is very easy to drive around the city. Turning radius is just 4.5m. With all this, the S-Presso ticks all the boxes to be called as a Mini SUV.
On the inside, it is a spacious and airy cabin with lots of utility spaces at the front. Body coloured embellishments around centre console on top end variants and on the whole, the interior is inspired from sporty Mini Cooper. On top spec, S-Presso comes with 7 inch touchscreen with android auto and apple carplay and segment first steering mounted controls. The seats are taller and offer commanding view, though we don’t get seat height adjustment option. Rear seat comfort is good. Ample headroom for taller people.
Engine & Performance
Only one engine on offer – a BS6 version of the 1.0-litre K10B Petrol Engine (3Cyl) with option of manual and AMT auto gearboxes. The engine comes with max power output of 68bhp and max torque 90Nm. The engine is peppy to drive. The suspension is a bit stiffer, which in turn helps keep the car planted on the road at higher speeds. Power feels adequate most of times, but while climbing an uphill, you will keep wanting for more power. Also, the car feels lack of power when the car is completely loaded.
Variants & Features
Available variants: STD, STD(O), LXI, LXI(O), VXI, VXI(O), VXI+ (AGS variants available in VXI & VXI+) Impressive is that features like Driver side airbag, ABS with EBD, Seat Belt Reminder, Reverse Parking Sensors are available from base variant! Unfortunately, AC and Power Steering is missing!
Claimed mileage 21.7kmpl
|Variants||Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Standard||Rs 3.69 lakh|
|LXi||Rs 4.05 lakh|
|VXi||Rs 4.25 lakh|
|VXi+||Rs 4.48 lakh|
|VXi AMT||Rs 4.68 lakh|
|VXi+ AMT||Rs 4.91 lakh|
Kerb Weight: 760KG