Maruti S-Presso has shown off its ability to hit top speed of 148 kmph in the real world conditions. The SUV-styled entry-level hatchback has gone on sale in India and rivals the likes of Renault Kwid and Datsun redi-GO.
On September 30, 2019, the Maruti S-Presso officially went on sale in India at a starting price of Rs 3.69 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The S-Presso goes up against the likes of Renault Kwid and Datsun redi-GO thanks to its crossover-ish appearance, convincing performance and high fuel mileage. Powering the S-Presso is the same 1.0-litre K10B petrol engine as found on the Maruti Alto K10, Celerio or WagonR but upgraded to the BSVI compliance.
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During the test drives of the Maruti S-Presso in Jodhpur recently, the entry-level car has shown off its ability to hit the top speed of up to 148 kmph in the real world conditions, which is, apparently, nothing but a phenomenal achievement for a budget-friendly offering. In fact, the S-Presso’s engine is extremely peppy and we are totally impressed by how the car reaches the triple-digit speed with ease.
Maruti S-Presso is the company's newest entry-level hatchback with an SUV-ish styling appearance.
On the traffic-free stretch of roads, you can easily push the S-Presso to the speed of around 140 kmph without much effort but things turn out to be slower once you cross the 140 kmph speed mark. However, having the 148 kmph on the speedometer was not so difficult, one that is highly commendable for an entry-level offering.
With a peppy engine, the S-Presso can reach the peak speed of 148 kmph in an easy way.
As stated earlier, the Maruti S-Presso is powered by a BSVI-ready 1.0-litre three-cylinder naturally-aspirated K10B platform that churns out 68 PS of max power at 5,500 rpm and 90 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm. Transmission choices include a 5-speed MT along with a 5-speed AMT as an option.
The icing on the cake here is that the Maruti S-Presso is based on the fifth-generation Heartect-K platform and uses as much as 40 per cent high-tensile steel, which have, in effect, given the car a stronger body structure with a lightweight. The new Maruti S-Presso is a budget-end car and it comes cheap on the running cost and all. The car can deliver an ARAI-certified fuel mileage of 21.7 kmpl for the VXi/ VXi+ variants and 21.4 kmpl for the Std/LXi models.