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New Maruti S-Presso Crossover India Launch Likely This Festive Season

New Maruti S-Presso Crossover India Launch Likely This Festive Season

Snapshot: New Maruti Suzuki small car, S-Presso slated to launch in India around festive season this year. The Maruti S-Presso price is expected to be under Rs 5 lakh.

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  • New Maruti S-Presso entry-level crossover is aimed at the first time buyers.
  • It is based on the Future S concept revealed at the Auto Expo 2018.
  • Codenamed Y1K, it will go squarely against Renault Kwid.
  • New Maruti S-Presso specs will include a 1-litre petrol unit and an AMT gearbox.
  • The Maruti S-Press price in India is likely to be under Rs 5 lakh.

 

India’s leading car giant, Maruti Suzuki India is planning to add a new small SUV to its line-up this year to counter a slump in sales triggered by sluggish demand. In seven of the last nine months, Maruti Suzuki has witnessed a drop in sales. The new small Maruti car is expected to be priced under Rs 5 lakh. At this pricing, Maruti Suzuki S-Presso could turn out to be a game changer for the company in testing times when the entire industry is grappling on the sales front.

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The S-Presso Crossover is based on the Future S concept which was revealed at the Auto Expo 2018. It is the first small car from Maruti that has been developed at the company’s Haryana based R&D unit in Rohtak with cues from Suzuki Motor, in Japan. Akin to Vitara Brezza, the upcoming Maruti S-Presso will be sold through Maruti’s Arena outlets.

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Visually, the S-Presso gets a bold design reinforcing the cross-over like SUV looks. The ground clearance is expected to be high compared to other models in the entry-level segment. That said, the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso will squarely go against Renault Kwid in the budget space. Sources close to the development have revealed, the new small crossover is being developed under the codename Y1K.

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As for Maruti S-Presso specifications, it will derive power from a 1-litre petrol engine supported by an AMT gearbox. Standard safety features are likely to include an anti-lock braking system, driver side and co-passenger airbags. In addition to these, the crossover will also come layered with a segment-first touchscreen with rear parking sensors/camera. Besides, it could also come with dual tone exterior colour option. The new entry-level small car is aimed at the first time buyer and is expected to give a new lease of life to the small car segment that has been losing its sheen over the years. 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.

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