Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Review

The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is aimed at first-time car buyers looking for a budget-friendly hatchback that is easy to maintain and drive. The S-Presso is powered by the 1-liter K10B petrol engine that produces 50 kW power and 90 Nm torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or an automatic gear shift (AGS). 

If you consider buying Maruti S-Presso, please read this blog post till the end.

Maruti Suzuki S Presso VXi

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is inspired by Vitara Brezza

The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso has a stylish headlamp and a front grille inspired by Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. The rear looks like a proper hatch with a well-designed tail lamp.

Once you get into the S-Presso, the quality of the interiors will impress you.

The S-Presso has a funky interior

S Presso Interiors

The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso has funky interiors. The dashboard has many cuts and curves, with the speedometer placed at the center. So is the infotainment system enabled with Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

The S-Presso has an elevated seating position. The driver and the co-passenger get a commanding view of the road giving an SUV-like feel.

There is no seat adjustment option, which may be an issue for the tall drivers. However, the seats are comfortable, and the cabin is spacious.

The power window switch is placed just below the center console, which gives the driver more knee room. The AC vents are placed high up for effective cooling of the cabin.

The rear cabin is roomy

S Presso Back Seat

The rear cabin is roomy, and there is a lot of legroom. The front seats are placed high allowing the rear passengers to enjoy generous space. They can stretch their legs comfortably.

The floorboard is flat, so there is enough space for the third passenger.

Having said that, including a third passenger in Maruti S-Presso might be a tight squeeze width-wise. But there is enough legroom, though.

The S-Presso has a large window with a high roof providing excellent visibility. There is a good boot space for a car of its size.

S-Presso Safety Features

The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is based on the Heartech Platform, which is said to meet the safety norms.

The car has additional safety features such as dual airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors, front seatbelt reminder, speed alert warning, and speed-sensing auto door locks.

There is a reverse parking sensor available on all the variants of the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso. But there is no reverse camera. You can consider buying an aftermarket reverse camera module that can be easily integrated.

Best for city traffic

The S-Presso is agile while cruising through the city traffic. On the highway, it is stable and inspires confidence to get to triple-digit speed and move comfortably.

Grab the front seat, and you will experience a commanding view of the road. The whole bonnet is visible to the driver making it easy to judge the extremities in the stop-and-go traffic.

This SUV-inspired car has a responsive steering, smooth gear, and a light clutch that makes the S-Presso a city-friendly vehicle.

S-Presso AGS requires a burst of power

The S-Presso AGS (Auto Gear Shift) is quick enough to shift gears. But if you are gentle on the throttle, it carries the gear and loses power before it shifts down.

So you got to press the accelerator hard for the sudden burst of power. Gradual acceleration will not work for a quick overtake.

Or, you can shift to manual mode to shift down the gears as required.

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso manual is peppy

The Maruti S-Presso with the manual gear is peppy at the slow speeds. On the higher gear, the S-Presso moves effortlessly when you put your foot down.

For instance, you can be on the third gear as low as 20 km an hour, and the engine pulls smoothly.

Since the S-Presso is tall and narrow, you should drive it at a moderate speed. On the low speeds, you will enjoy the ride quality. The suspension is good and absorbs the bumps without much effort.

The S-Presso’s A-Pillar is thin, so it doesn’t obstruct your view, but the rear visibility is not impressive due to the thick C-Pillar.  

S-Presso may not impress

S Presso Blue

The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso may not impress many until they take a test drive. They will love the interiors, the space, and of course, the way it drives. Despite being a small car, the S-Presso has a lot of room inside. This funky little car can zoom through the traffic without much effort.

If you can stretch your budget, you can consider the Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R or the Nissan Magnite. Recently I published an article about Nissan Magnite with three flaws that might interest you.

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