Suzuki is all set to introduce the S-Presso crossover inspired hatchback in the Philippines in March 2020. The S-Presso was launched in India by Maruti in September 2019 with a base price of INR 3.69 lac. Within a month of its launch, the S-Presso went on to be listed among the top-10 bestselling cars in Indian market.
Marketed as a micro SUV due to its rugged styling and high ground clearance, the S-Presso is built on Suzuki’s latest lightweight ‘Heartect’ platform and slots above the Alto and WagonR in Indian market. In Philippines however, it will be Suzuki’s entry-level offering.
The car is powered by a 1.0 liter three cylinder engine K10B petrol engine that delivers 68 hp and 90 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to either a 5-speed manual or an optional AGS (Auto Gear Shift). According to Suzuki, the S-Presso delivers up to 21.7 km in a liter making it a very fuel efficient vehicle.
The Suzuki S-Presso measures 3,665 mm in length, 1,520 mm in width and 1,549 mm (with 13-inch wheels)/1,564 mm (with 14-inch wheels) in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,380 mm and a gross weight of 1,170 kg. To add to the practicality, the turning radius is just 4.5m whereas the ground clearance is a generous 180mm.
Standard features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, seat belts with pre-tensioners and force limiters, driver/co-driver seat belt reminder, rear parking assist system, high-speed warning alert and reverse parking sensors, in addition to multifunction steering wheel having audio and voice controls, 7-inch SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and digital speedometer.
Currently only being manufactures at Maruti’s Manesar facility in Haryana, the S-Presso will be exported to various other countries and regions such as South Africa, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia and Latin America.
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