Maruti to drive in mini SUV S-Presso on September 30

Maruti to drive in mini SUV S-Presso on September 30
The Future S Concept

New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Saturday said it will launch mini SUV S-Presso later this month, coinciding with the start of the festive season.

It is based on the Future-S concept displayed at the New Delhi Auto Expo in February 2018.

The company said the indigenously conceived, designed and developed vehicle is made for India as well as the world.

Featuring a wheelbase similar to that of Ignis, the S-Presso will be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine only. Besides, it could get at least 180 mm of ground clearance and a high seating position.

The company is scheduled to introduce the new product on September 30.

The price is expected to begin from less than Rs 5 lakh.

"Our internal research suggests that the criteria of buying a car for the youth, apart from affordability, acquisition cost and maintenance, now also include design and aesthetics," MSI Executive Director (Marketing & Sales) Shashank Srivastava said in a statement.

With S-Presso, the company will offer a premium, feature-rich car that will disrupt the entry car segment in the country, he added.

MSI Senior Executive Director (Engineering) C V Raman said the company has always developed new segments and cars to match the changing needs, tastes and lifestyles of customers.

"Designed in-house by Maruti Suzuki, S-Presso marks a big shift in the way compact cars are created and crafted in India. Its design language is inspired from our line-up of SUVs and the modern user's lifestyle," he added.

(With inputs from PTI)