Launched in September 2019, The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso initially was considered to be the best package across the segment and also in the price bracket but now with the growing market this is not the case. S-Presso comes under the segment of mini-hatchback actually but the manufacturer calls it the mini-SUV which is not the case at all.
On the Point
The dimensions of the vehicle will actually remind you of the WagonR as the width is smaller than the height of the vehicle. Technically, S-Presso features a 1.0L K10B series engine having a displacement of 998cc with the max power output of about 50kW@5500rpm and a torque of 90Nm@3500rpm.
The S-Presso is actually Renault’s Kwid competitor and is launched with almost the same price tag. But it misses many features as compared to its market which are as follows:
- Body roll: Well, this same problem with is also with the WagonR as both the vehicles are more in height than their width. This dimension usually is good for city driving and for the comfort for tall passengers but offers great body roll at sharp turns.
- Rear compartment: S-Presso’s rear compartment contains many problems including the fixed headrests, no headrest for the middle passenger, no rear AC vents, no charging sockets, no armrest etc. Moreover, the rear compartment does not feature any rear door pockets and power windows are not available in the optional accessory too.
- Engine insulation: For cost cuttings, Maruti has removed the insulation cover from the hood of the S-Presso. Moreover, the all over engine insulation is not that great and the noise and vibrations can be felt not only outside of the vehicle but also inside the cabin while driving.
- Fuel Tank capacity: S-Presso only features 27L of fuel carrying capacity which is also the case with the Datsun Redi-Go. This thing is not a problem for city driving but on highways especially in the areas where there are not much petrol pumps Suzuki’s S-Presso can get you in trouble.
- Others: Some other failures which S-Presso features are lot of exposed metals for cost cutting, LED DRL’s are just like any other lights, no side design at all just the boxy design, centrally mounted instrument cluster etc.
Well, the whole motive of this blog is just to remind you that you’ve got better options than Maruti Suzuki S-Presso in the same price tag.
Even Maruti’s own Alto K10 can be the better option as compared to S-Presso. Comment me if I had missed some point!
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