Exclusive: Maruti Suzuki S-Presso spied testing before festive season launch in India

Maruti will soon launch the XL6 premium MUV, which will be positioned above the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga in the Indian market. Later this year, India’s leading manufacturer will also launch the all-new S-Presso hatchback. The entry-level hatchback will be the production version of the Future-S Concept, which was showcased by Maruti Suzuki at the 2018 Auto Expo. The production version of the vehicle has been spotted on test several times on the public roads. The latest set of pictures come from Vidit Jain, who spotted the vehicle testing again on the roads.

Exclusive: Maruti Suzuki S-Presso spied testing before festive season launch in India

The all-new S-Presso will be launched in the Festive season in India. It will have SUV-inspired design and will take on the likes of Renault Kwid and Mahindra KUV100NXT in the Indian market. The S-Presso will be sold through the regular Arena dealership of the brand and in the model line-up, it will be positioned just above the WagonR in the market. This is the second vehicle that has been developed by the Indian arm of Suzuki. This will ensure that the vehicle takes care of the Indian needs. The vehicle will offer a high ground clearance and brutish look and will be aimed at the youngsters. It should be noted that the first vehicle developed by the Indian arm of Suzuki was the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

The test vehicle caught on test is heavily camouflaged. The all-new S-Presso will get a modern design and the front-end of the vehicle is expected to get some modern bits with LED DRLs. At the rear, the LED tail lamps ensure that the S-Presso follows all the modern design bits.

The interior of the all-new S-Presso has not been revealed yet. However, it will get features like a touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, multi-functional steering wheel and more. Safety-wise, the S-Presso will come loaded with front airbags, ABS+EBD, rear parking sensors, speed alerts and more.

Maruti Suzuki will only use petrol engine to power the upcoming S-Presso. It is likely to get the 1.2-litre engine that powers various vehicles of Maruti Suzuki including the all-new WagonR. Since it will be launched closer to the implementation of the BS6 norms, Maruti Suzuki is likely to offer only the BS6 engine option from the start. Also, the engine will get both manual and automatic transmission options. The automatic variants will get the Automated Manual Transmission system (AMT).

Exclusive: Maruti Suzuki S-Presso spied testing before festive season launch in India

The all-new Maruti Suzuki S-Presso will utilise the new HEARTECT platform, which will ensure a lightweight body. This, in turn, will ensure good fuel efficiency and better pick-up too. Maruti is also planning to bring in new vehicle models like the Vitara in the Indian market next year.