Made-In-India Maruti S-Presso Launched In South Africa

by Jatin Chhibber | 20/06/2020
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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. 


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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.

Made-In-India Maruti S-Presso Launched In South Africa

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).

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