Even though it was criticized a lot for the quirky styling, Maruti Suzuki’s S-Presso micro-SUV has entered the top-10 cars list. In October 2019, Maruti Suzuki dispatched 10,634 units of the S-Presso making it a popular choice for new car buyers even though there are several options at that price point, and even from Maruti Suzuki themselves. The S-Presso has managed this feat in just 1 month since its market debut, and the car rivals the likes of Renault Kwid.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso comes with a BSVI compliant petrol engine. The 1.0L, K10 series, 3-cylinder motor on the S-Presso produces 50 kW of peak power along with 90 Nm of peak torque and comes matched to a 5-speed manual / 5-speed AMT gearbox. The brand claims a fuel efficiency of over 21 kmpl for the S-Presso across variants.
What makes the S-Presso unique is the body style. The top hat mimics bigger SUVs with body cladding and wheel arches giving it a bold stance. However, although it is just another hatchback, the tall body of the car allows for very good cabin space which can easily allow four 6-feet tall passengers in it. The rear seat though is comfortable for 2, and 3 adults might feel tight in there. The touchscreen infotainment and digital speedometer cluster of the S-Presso make it a differently styled hatchback on the inside, which is probably attracting buyers. The S-Presso is sold in 6 body colour options across 4 variants.
For safety, Maruti Suzuki offers airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensors, seat belt reminder, speed alert system and more making the car compliant with the front offset crash, side impact crash and pedestrian safety.
Maruti Suzuki is the only brand with nearly all the cars in its portfolio already BSVI compliant ahead of the deadline. The brand is still contemplating on the future of diesel cars in India, and are testing multiple engines to ensure they hold on to the market share.