Here, we have a Maruti S-Presso, powered by a 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine and a 5-speed manual gearbox. Read ahead to know what happened.
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso was launched last year as yet another small, affordable, entry-level hatchback by India’s largest car manufacturer. To stand out from the other cars in the line-up, the car has its own USP - the SUV-inspired styling. Due to its generous dimensions, the car also has brilliant interior space, a peppy motor and a dcent high speed stability. Recently, we tested the car in another area- performance.
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso (Manual) Acceleration Test
In the video above, you can see a flame-orange S-Presso with a manual gearbox. The car was put through its pace on an empty stretch of road in order to find the acceleration performance of the little Maruti. The first run is from standstill to 60 kmph, the second to 80 kmph, and the third to 100 kmph. The unique point of this video, however, is that the car wasn’t optimised in any way by us for the performance sprint. The Air-Conditioning was left on, and there were also a total of 3 people - one driver and two passengers - sitting inside the car.
The first run, 0 to 60 kmph takes 5.21 seconds, which is quite fast. The second run, 0 to 80 kmph, takes 9.55 seconds, which although not too good, isn’t too bad either. The last run, 0 to 100 kmph, takes substantially longer, 13.40 seconds. Considering that the car had its AC running and a few passengers, the real-life performance is quite impressive for a budget car. It should be noted though, that the performance was calculated according to the car’s speedometer, and thus, there would have been a slight margin of error.
Maruti S-Presso is quite a performer considering its affordability
Maruti S-Presso is powered by a 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine. It generates a maximum power of 68 PS and a peak torque of 90 Nm. Although the figures aren’t enough for a good performance run, the engine is assisted by a lightweight body that weighs just 767 kg (kerb weight). The slick-shifting manual gearbox also helps, slotting quickly and perfectly into place. As for the price, the car costs Rs. 3.7 lakh for the base variant, going up to Rs. 4.99 lakh for the top-trim. It competes with the likes of Renault Kwid and Datson Go.