Maruti Suzuki has confirmed the name of the production version of their Future-S concept as ‘S-Presso’. The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso will be a new small SUV to the brand’s line-up this year. Currently, Maruti Suzuki is facing a downfall in terms of sales in the Indian market and the company is hoping to bounce back with an all-new crossover S-Presso in the country. The small car is likely to be launched in India this festive season with expected priced under Rs 5 lakh.
The Future S concept was revealed at the Auto Expo 2018 and the automaker started developing its first small crossover car at the company’s Haryana based R&D unit in Rohtak with cues from Suzuki Motor, in Japan. The new small crossover is being developed under the codename Y1K. In terms of looks and design, the S-Presso gets a bold design reinforcing the cross-over like SUV looks. While the ground clearance is expected to be high compared to other models in the entry-level segment, the upcoming Maruti S-Presso will be sold through Maruti’s Arena outlets.
In terms of specifications, the upcoming Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is likely to come powered by a 1-liter petrol engine supported by an AMT gearbox. On the features front, the small crossover by Maruti will come loaded with a segment-first touch screen with rear parking sensors/camera as well as dual tone exterior color option. The safety features to be on offer are likely to be an anti-lock-braking system, driver side, and co-passenger airbags.
Aimed at first time buyers, the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is expected to give a fresh breeze of life to the small car segment that has been losing its sheen over the years. When launched, the new Maruti Suzuki S-Presso will rival against the likes of the Renault Kwid majorly in the segment. Apart from the S-Presso, Maruti Suzuki is also working on the all-new Celerio, being developed under the codename YNC. It is expected to launch in India sometime next year. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on the upcoming vehicles by Maruti Suzuki in the country.