Maruti has recently launched the S-Presso in South Africa. The automaker is offering the hatchback in three different trim levels.
India’s biggest carmaker Maruti Suzuki launched S-Presso late last year. The hatchback sits below the WagonR in the carmaker’s stable. During its launch, the automaker said that they’ll also launch the entry-level hatchback in foreign markets like Latin America, South Africa, Philippines and Sri Lanka over the next 6 months and it seems like that the automaker is sticking to its promise. The introduction of the new made-in-India S-Presso recently took place in South Africa. Moreover, Maruti S-Presso for South Africa will be manufactured at the company’s Manesar facility. The hatchback has now become the most affordable car in South Africa.
For the South African Market, the Maruti S-Presso will be manufactured at Maruti's Manesar facility
The car is priced at R134,900 (Rs. 5.89 lakh) for the 1.0-litre GL MT trim. Last month, Maruti S-Presso was the 6th most sold car in India. In South Africa, the entry-level hatchback sits below the Celerio in the company’s line-up and underpins the same fifth-gen lightweight Heartect platform. The car was first showcased as Concept Future S at the 2018 Auto Expo. The micro SUV is propelled by a 1.0-litre three-pot gasoline engine, which churns out 67bhp of peak power and 90 Nm of twisting force. Transmission duties are done by a 5-speed MT or an AMT. Inside, it comes loaded with features like a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, steering mounted control, reverse parking sensors, front power windows and so on.
In South Africa, the hatchback is being offered in three different trim levels namely- GL, GL+ and top-spec S-Edition. The GL+ MT is priced at R1,39,000 (Rs 6.11 lakh), 1.0-litre S-Edition MT at R147,900 (Rs. 6.46 lakh), 1.0 GL+ AMT at R152,900 (Rs. 6.68 lakh) and 1.0 S-Edition AMT at R160,900 (Rs. 7.03 lakh). In our market, the entry-level hatchback rubs shoulders with the likes of Renault Kwid and 2020 Datsun Redi-GO and is priced between Rs 3.71 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) to Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).