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    Maruti SPresso Strengths & Weaknesses

     

    Strengths Weaknesses
    Spacious interiors (for the price) Pricier than its immediate rival (Renault Kwid)
    Automatic transmission available Not as feature-rich as the Renault Kwid
    A good set of features At Rs. 43,000 the AMT automatic is quite expensive
    SUV styling and high ground clearance The narrow rear seat is suitable for only two adults
    A proven, refined and reliable 1.0-litre petrol engine Not available with an 800cc engine like the Kwid
    Good bottom-end torque for city driving -
    Maruti’s wide sale and service network -


    Maruti SPresso Launch 

     

    Maruti Suzuki launched the SPresso on September 30, 2019.

     

    Maruti SPresso Price Range

     

    Maruti SPresso prices range from Rs. 3.69 lakh to Rs. 4.91 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

     

    MARUTI SUZUKI S-PRESSO  | VARIANT-WISE PRICES

    VARIANT

    STD

    LXI

    VXI / VXI AMT

    VXI+

    MANUAL

    Rs 3.69 lakh

    Rs 4.05 lakh

    Rs 4.24 lakh

    Rs 4.48 lakh

    AMT

    --

    --

    Rs 4.67 lakh

    Rs 4.91 lakh

     

    Maruti SPresso Engine and Transmission

     

    The SPresso has a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder BS6 petrol engine. This engine makes 68PS of power at 5500RPM and 91Nm of torque at 3500RPM.

    The car is available with a 5-speed manual transmission in all four variants. The VXI and VXI Plus variants are also available with a 5-speed AMT automatic transmission. There are also additional optional safety features available on the lower 3 variants. It includes a passenger-side airbag and front seatbelt pre-tensioners and force limiters. These are standard on the top variant.

     

    Maruti SPresso Features - Hits

     

    The biggest draw in favour of the SPresso has to be its design. From a distance, it looks like it belongs to the Brezza’s family. From a practicality standpoint, its spacious interiors and high ground clearance are also hard to ignore.

    Once inside, you’ll notice the neatly-layed out dash and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The steering wheel feels like it belongs in a car from a segment above and the steering-mounted controls also come in handy.

    The inclusion of AMT automatic makes it a good option to consider if you need a car for city driving.

    Thanks to the stiffer safety norms in place, you get safety features in all variants of the car like rear parking sensors, ABS and driver airbag. Features, we’d not have called ‘basic’ even in 2018.

     

    rd features

    Functional features

    Safety features

    Cosmetic features

    1-litre bottle holders in front doors

    Driver airbag

    Seatbelt reminder

    Immobilizer

    Side body cladding

    Reverse parking sensors

    ABS with EBD

    Speed alert system

    Child-proof rear door lock

    Digital instrument cluster

    Optional features

    Sun visor (Dr + Pr)

    Passenger airbag

    Seatbelt pre-tensioner & force limiter (Dr + Pr)

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    Maruti SPresso Features - Misses

     

    The daytime running lights significantly improve the style. But they are only available as an accessory - that too at an exorbitant price of Rs. 10,000.

    The SPresso should’ve had the rear power windows but it doesn’t. Not even as an accessory. A rear-seat armrest would be stretching the wishlist too far, but the Renault Kwid gets it in the Climber variant. So, why not?

     

    Who should buy the Maruti SPresso?

     

    In the entry-level hatchback space, the Alto 800 and Alto K10 remain strong options. But for a marginal increase in price over the Alto K10, you can get significantly better space, features, styling and ground clearance, which makes it worth considering if it’s going to be your first car if your budget allows.

    If you like the high seating position and ground clearance of an SUV but don’t like the large dimensions that come with a larger car, then you can consider the SPresso as a second car in the garage for shorter trips. Its compact dimensions will make it easy to drive and park in the city traffic. Its entry-level price point means that it won’t hurt (emotionally and financially) even if you get a few scratches on the car.

    First-time car buyers and those considering adding a second car to their garage for city driving should both take the SPresso seriously when making the decision.

     

    Maruti SPresso Background

     

    Maruti has remained unchallenged in the entry-level hatchback segment. The Hyundai Eon went as far as becoming a distant second while the Alto (800 and K10) stayed on the top spot.

    There is a drastic increase in the demand for SUVs and crossovers (or anything that looks like it). The Renault Kwid addresses these demands at a price point comparable with the Alto twins. Renault Kwid was the first car that made the Alto uncomfortable and buyers bought it in good numbers; crossing 10000 units in a month on multiple occasions.

    Maruti needed a challenger to compete in this newly-created entry-level micro-SUV sub-segment. So, the carmaker first showcased the Future-S concept at the 2018 Auto Expo. About a year and a half later, that car went on sale as the S-Presso.

    Maruti may be late to the game of micro-SUVs but they do their homework well. The Brezza was also quite late in the sub-4m SUVs but it still became the bestseller. We expect the SPresso to be no different. Maruti’s wide sale and service network make them the only logical brand worth considering for a lot of buyers.

     

    Maruti SPresso Competition

     

    If you’re buying the SPresso, then you can also consider the Renault Kwid and Datsun Redi-Go, both of which offer high ground clearance and tall bodies for a micro-SUV/crossover appearance.

    If you’re on a tight budget, you can also consider other entry-level cars like the Alto 800 and Alto K10.

    S-Presso -Car Variant

    S-Presso StdRs. 3.69 Lakh

    Fuel Type - Petrol
    Engine (cc) - 998
    Transmission - Manual
    Power - 67bhp
    Torque - 90Nm
    Claimed Mileage - 21.4 kmpl

    S-Presso LxiRs. 4.05 Lakh

    Fuel Type - Petrol
    Engine (cc) - 998
    Transmission - Manual
    Power - 67bhp
    Torque - 90Nm
    Claimed Mileage - 21.4 kmpl

    S-Presso VxiRs. 4.24 Lakh

    Fuel Type - Petrol
    Engine (cc) - 998
    Transmission - Manual
    Power - 67bhp
    Torque - 90Nm
    Claimed Mileage - 21.7 kmpl

    S-Presso Vxi+Rs. 4.48 Lakh

    Fuel Type - Petrol
    Engine (cc) - 998
    Transmission - Manual
    Power - 67bhp
    Torque - 90Nm
    Claimed Mileage - 21.7 kmpl

    S-Presso Vxi AMTRs. 4.67 Lakh

    Fuel Type - Petrol
    Engine (cc) - 998
    Transmission - Automatic
    Power - 67bhp
    Torque - 90Nm
    Claimed Mileage - 21.7 kmpl

    S-Presso Vxi+ AMTRs. 4.91 Lakh

    Fuel Type - Petrol
    Engine (cc) - 998
    Transmission - Automatic
    Power - 67bhp
    Torque - 90Nm
    Claimed Mileage - 21.7 kmpl
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