Maruti Concept S was an exciting car to look at the last Auto Expo. Maruti has been really secretive about this project till now but according to one publication, the car will be called the 2019 Maruti S-Presso and it is planned for the upcoming festive season. The market leader targets to re-define compact car design language with S-Presso. A few design cues from the Future S concept reveal an upright stance, commanding higher seating and ground clearance, horizontal hood giving it a unique aggressive stance and posture.
So what do we think about the price? What should it be? A mini SUV with a price under 10 lakhs is the new segment we think Maruti wants to create. But what about the engine and other specs? The car has been spotted testing in Delhi last by us. Check it out below and to know more about this car scroll down to read the full story.
2019 Maruti S-Presso Price in India
There are speculations that this new tallboy hatchback/mini-SUV should be priced somewhere close to the Alto. We reckon this new vehicle will be priced somewhere close to Kwid. So, in the range of Rs 3 lakhs to Rs 6 lakhs (Ex-showroom). Maruti will be offering this hatchback with a lot of features. The engines are likely to be 800cc and 1.0-litre offerings. There could be a possibility of Maruti shoehorning the 1.2-litre petrol in there which will increase the price a bit more. In terms of features, it will be offering a little more than the Kwid in the Indian market.
|Maruti S-Presso||Price (ex-showroom)|
|Base||Rs 3 lakhs|
|Top||Rs 6 lakhs – Rs 6. 8 lakhs|
2019 Maruti S-Presso Launch
While there is speculation that the car will come next year in 2019, we can rest assured that at that time there are more important launches that Maruti needs to handle. The Maruti S-Presso will come only in or after the year 2020. So there is quite a while to wait.
|Maruti S-Presso||Launching in 2019|
Also Read: 2020 Alto will still be a better bet
2019 Maruti Concept S-Presso – What is it?
The 2019 Maruti S-Presso was explained by Mr. CV Raman, Senior Executive Director (Engineering), Maruti Suzuki India Limited when he talked about the Future S Concept – “The increasing preference for UVs and their bold architecture inspired our design team to study a new character for compact cars that could mark a distinctive shift in how compact cars are shaped and designed in India in the future.”
Maruti Suzuki design team feels that the upcoming S-Presso epitomizes the next level of design evolution in terms of design proportions. Then the body sculpting and stimulating fusion of bold patterns and superior accent colors. It is a big step-up in design language. The above car spotted testing shows the same. The urban SUV image is put together by the bold and upright front, with a Unique A-pillar treatment, that gives a strong yet dynamic appeal. Maruti will want to take on the Kwid which is an SUV inspired hatch with such a design.
2019 Maruti S-Presso Concept Platform
From what we understand, this should make it into production by late 2019 or mid-2019. This will be a hatchback that will have an SUV-like stance along with some rugged styling. So what will it be based on? The mini SUV, Maruti S-Presso will use the Heateck platform from Maruti. The Maruti Wagon R version of the platform will be used for the Maruti S-Presso. This will make the car lighter, safer and roomier.
Maruti is making sure that the Heartect platform is used in everything in its line-up. The car will use a slightly modified version of the platform that is seen on the new Wagon R.
2019 Maruti S-Presso Design
If the Y1K concepts design language is anything to go by, this car will have a tall and wide stance. It will also opt for more curvy and flowing lines than a box look of the Brezza. The car will have certain touches that will pay homage to the Zen hatchback. Nimbleness and practicality will wrap together to give us a very smart package. The boot space will be adequate. Expect a high bonnet and good overall visibility. A maximum of 16-inch tyres should go on these.
The Maruti S-Presso could be offered through the Nexa range of dealerships. Maruti had confirmed a year ago if its interest in the Kwid kind of vehicle and this is what it should be. The new-gen S-Presso design. This could be implemented into a more sober-looking vehicle when it is launched. But the new S-Presso will be an extremely stylish looking vehicle that will offer SUV like looks. This will offer bells and whistles to counter the Kwid. So, it will offer a touchscreen system with Bluetooth and navigation too. When this vehicle will be launched it shall come with dual airbags and ABS as a standard feature. The Kwid also by then will be equipped with these features.
2019 Maruti S-Presso Features
By the time Maruti S-Presso hits showrroms, it will have to have features like 2 airbags and rear parking sensors, rear camera as standard. We can expect cruise control, Android Auto, Apple Car Play, Mirror Link and a 5 –inch touch screen standard too. The car will have leather seats, a lot of cubby holes and smart storage. The Maruti S-Presso’ interior will have better materials and plastics used in it compared to present cars.
2019 Maruti S-Presso Engines
From what it appears, this will be a Kwid competition. Hence, this S-Presso production model will be coming with the same set of engines like the Alto. So, there will be an 800cc engine three-cylinder engine that will churn close to 48bhp of power. Even 1.0-litre petrol too with about 65bhp of power on tap. Both these engines will come mated to a five-speed manual transmission and the bigger engine will even have an AMT also. Also, Maruti might opt to put the 1.2-litre petrol engine from the Wagon R here. The car will be BS6 compliant.
One more thing about the S-Presso will be its higher ground clearance and rugged SUV like look to make it a lot more stylish and appealing.
2019 Maruti S-Presso Competition
It will be interesting to see how this car comes about as there will also be cars from Hyundai, Renault, Datsun and Tata that will come and make this category interesting. Tata has the H2X which will be a serious competitor for this car.