Whether you accept Maruti Suzuki S-Presso as an SUV or not, there is no denying that it is the extremely practical car. It rides higher than regular hatchbacks and it is a lot roomier with higher and more comfy seating position. Prices start at Rs. 3. 69 lacs and go all the way up to rupees 4.91 lakh.
S-Presso comes in 10 variants, all powered by the same 1 litre K10B engine. The engine produces 68 BHP and 90 NM of torque and deliver 21.7 kmpl as per ARAI. Seven of the 10 variants come with 5-speed manual while the AMT is available on the top 3 variants. Here is a full list of variants and prices:
|Standard||Rs. 3.69 lakh|
|Standard (O)||Rs. 3.75 lakh|
|Lxi||Rs. 4.05 lakh|
|Lxi (O)||Rs. 4.11 lakh|
|VXI||Rs. 4.25 lakh|
|VXi (O)||Rs. 4.31 lakh|
|VXi+||Rs. 4.48 lakh|
|Vxi AMT||Rs. 4.68 lakh|
|VXI (O) AMT||Rs. 4.74 lakh|
|Vxi+ AMT||Rs. 4.91 lakh|
All variants get driver airbag, ABS, rear parking sensors, front seat belt reminders and a speed alert system as standard.
Best Budget Buys
The basic standard variant is two basic and therefore we suggest you skip it. As is the case with all Marutis, it’s the VXi trim that offers the best mix of price and value. The VXI trim costs 4.25 lacs and adds air conditioning, power steering, sun visor, remote central locking, speed sensitive door locks, 2DIN audio system with bluetooth connectivity, a 12-volt accessory socket, front power windows, body coloured bumpers and wheel covers for the larger 14-inch steel wheels.
Spend other another Rs. 24,000 on the VXI+ variants and you get front passenger airbags, body coloured wing mirrors and door handles, internally adjustable wing mirrors, steering mounting audio controls and the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that includes Android auto and Apple Carplay compatibility.
The VXI and VXI plus are our variants of choice for those on a budget.
If you can spend a little more, say another Rs. 20,000, you could get yourself the VXI AMT automatic which makes city driving a breeze. There are two other AMT variants that have few more features but we think the VXI MT would be adequate for most people.