Maruti Suzuki has named the Future S concept has the Maruti S – Presso. The Future S Concept was unveiled at the 2018 Auto Show. This small car was previously known as the new gen Maruti Alto and was codenamed as YK1. The country’s largest auto maker introduces the S – Presso in the small car segment for the first time in the last seven years. Maruti Suzuki India Ltd hopes to make a come back with the launch of the small car since the auto maker has faced decline in the YoY sales for the last seven out of nine months.
The all new car was spotted testing and it was reported to be the new gen Alto but the manufacturer has now christened the car as the S – Presso. As per the report of ET, the new Maruti S – Presso is going to be priced at Rs 5 lakhs. The car will arrive in the auto markets in the festive season. The car will lock horns with the Renault Kwid. Maruti has developed the small car completely in house in our country. Much details of the small car is yet unknown. However, it is expected to come with dual tone exterior color schemes and crossover – ish styling clues [as the car is the production form of the Future S Concept].
The interior of the new Maruti S – Presso will be offered with a dashboard and a touchscreen infotainment system. Besides that, in order to comply with the new stricter safety norms, the S – Presso will be offered with a host of safety features as standard. The safety features equipped on the car include dual front airbags, speed alert system, reverse parking sensor, front passenger seat belt reminder as well as ABS. Powering the S – Presso is a 1.0 litre BSVI compliant petrol engine. An Automated Manual transmission is likely to come coupled with the motor.
The Maruti S – Presso will be the successor of the Maruti Alto. The crossover small car S – Presso will be retailed through the Maruti Arena outlets. The company has not yet confirmed if they will discontinue the Alto or both S – Presso and Alto will be retailed. “With the millions of two wheelers sold in a year, what would those buyers upgrade to with their rising incomes? The need for motorisation is huge in the country and there will be a sizeable number of buyers at the entry level,” explained R C Bhargava, chairman of Maruti Suzuki.
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