A driver side airbag is standard right from the base variant

Safety and After Sales Service – The Maruti S-Presso gets ABS, EBD and a driver airbag as standard. As one goes up the price list, the company offers a passenger airbag as well. The car is backed up by Maruti’s reliable after-sales service and that’s another +1.

The S-Presso makes for a good city commuter

Verdict – Maruti has been quoted saying that with S-Presso they are birthing an entirely new segment; mini-SUVs. In my opinion, it’s a fun, quirky, extremely fun to drive small car with SUV-inspired looks. A high ground clearance of 180 mm helps its cause, but the square-arched wheel arches could use some body-cladding. The price is worthy of an applaud and will attract first-time buyers. Slap on some accessories and you’re good to go.

The K-Series engine powers the Alto K10, Wagon R and Celerio too

What’s Cool

* Pricing
* Fuel efficient and peppy engine
* Funky interior styling
* Ride quality

What’s Not So Cool

* Boxy looks
* No power windows at the rear

Alternatives: – Renault Kwid, Datsun redi-GO, Maruti Alto K10, Datsun GO

The 5-speed AMT is a boon in city traffic

Maruti S-Presso Specifications

* Engine: 998cc, 3-Cyl, Petrol
* Power: 68 PS @ 5500 RPM
* Torque: 90 Nm @ 3500 RPM
* Transmission: 5-Speed MT, 5-Speed AMT
* Fuel Consumption: 15-17 km/l
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Tyre Size: 165/70/14 (Front & Rear)
* Suspension: McPherson Strut (Front), Torsion Beam (Rear)
* Brakes: Disc (Front), Drum (Rear)
* Safety: 2 Airbags, ABS with EBD

Maruti S-Presso Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 3565 mm X 1520 mm X 1549 mm
* Wheelbase: 2380 mm
* Ground Clearance: 180 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 27-litres
* Boot Space: 270-litres
* Kerb Weight: 726 – 767 kgs

The impressive introductory price might attract a lot of first-time buyers

Further Reading

Maruti S-Presso Video Review

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