Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, a tall hatchback that will be positioned between the Alto K10 and WagonR in Maruti Suzuki’s portfolio, has been spied undisguised for the first time. It will be launched in a few weeks and will be sold through Maruti Suzuki’s Arena dealerships. While spy images of the S-Presso had earlier revealed little about the new hatchback, the latest leaked image uncovers much of its exterior design.
The first thing to notice about the S-Presso is its bright orange exterior colour, which it seems to have borrowed from the Future-S -- the concept car on which it is based on. Other than the exterior colour, the upright stance is what the S-Presso has received from the Future-S.
While the S-Presso is essentially a tall hatchback, it has been referred to as a micro-SUV as well. One of the design highlights of the S-Presso that hints at the SUV character is its dual-tone front bumper, which looks particularly rugged because of how it is designed. The bumper also seems to house fog lamp housing, which looks quite slim. The front grille takes some inspiration from the Vitara Brezza as far as its design is concerned.
The black cladding at the front doesn’t move along the side. The S-Presso doesn’t feature alloy wheels as well, but there will be full wheel covers on the top model assuming that the car in the picture is the top variant only. Also, it would not feature turn indicators on ORVMs, where these are commonly placed these days. However, the S-Presso does get a blacked-out B-pillar, a cosmetic add-on that we see on modern-day cars.
The S-Presso is likely to draw power from a 1.0-litre petrol engine, which should be the same unit that powers the WagonR 1.0. It is expected to come with both manual transmission and an AMT. Expect it to be priced in the Rs 3.7 lakh to Rs 5.4 lakh bracket, competing primarily against the Renault Kwid. Maruti Suzuki is yet to officially open the bookings for the S-Presso.