As the demand for SUVs has been soaring for the past couple of years, Suzuki has pulled an ace from their deck and given people a chance to drive what may well be the first SUV for the masses. The company has finally launched the S-Presso, the much-awaited mini SUV. Suzuki S-Presso is an entry-level micro SUV that has been receiving great response in India and that will be placed above the company’s Alto car. The S-Presso offers SUV-styling and modern interiors and will rival the likes of the Renault Kwid, Datsun Redi-Go, and Suzuki’s own Alto K10.
The Suzuki S-Presso will come in four variants, the baseline STD priced at Rs 2,299,000, the mid-tier LXi priced at Rs 2,399,000, the high VXi priced at Rs 2,499,000, and the higher VXi+ priced at Rs 2,549,000. All four versions will be powered by the same BS6 compliant 1.0 engine married to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The engine has a torque of 90 Nm and Bhp of 68.
The Suzuki S-Presso looks sporty with features like twin-chamber headlamps, signature C shaped tail lamps, body-colored bumpers, ORVMs and outside door handles, and side body cladding.
The S-Presso comes equipped with a multifunction steering wheel with audio and voice controls, a 7-inch SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and digital speedometer.
The Suzuki S-Presso is based on the fifth-generation Heartect platform and has safety features like dual airbags, ABS with EBD, seat belts with pre-tensioners and force limiters, a driver/co-driver seat belt reminder, a rear parking assist system, high-speed warning alert and reverse parking sensors. The Suzuki S-Presso will be available in six colors—Superior White, Solid Fire Red, Metallic Granite Grey, Metallic Silky Silver, Solid Sizzle Orange and Pearl Starry Blue.
It will be interesting to see how the S-Presso fares in Nepal’s automotive market. Will people buy into the idea of the mini SUV, an entry-level newcomer with a different twist? Or will people see it as just another small car? We will have to wait and see. We will get our hands on the S-Presso soon and share the details with you.