30th September, 2019
The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Monday introduced the small SUV 'S-Preso' in the market. The price at its showroom is between Rs 3.69 lakh and Rs 4.91 lakh. The car is built on the company's 5th generation Heartect platform. In which a liter BS-6 petrol engine has been given. The company claims that it gives a mileage of 21.7 kilometers per liter. The S-Presso comes in both manual and automatic gear shift (AGS) transmission options.
Compact Car Indian Customer Choice: Kenichi Ayukawa
Kenichi Ayukawa, managing director and CEO of Maruti Suzuki, told reporters that "Today, compact cars are the natural choice of Indian car customers. Today is the era of change-making era. We have realized that the compact level of beginner level needs new design. "
Matches the needs of the younger generation
Ayukawa said that the company's engineers and designers have developed a new mini SUV that looks louder from the outside and its interiors are more shiny. He said, "No such vehicle has been used on any vehicle in the entry-level compact category. It matches the aspirations and needs of today's younger generation. ”Sources said the S-Preso will be sold through the company's retail retail network.
Volatility short term challenge
Ayukawa said that the company believes that the ongoing economic slowdown in the market is for a short time. He said, "We believe that the current phase of volatility is a short-term challenge. We believe in long-term growth in India. "
S-Preso is equipped with these features
The S-Preso is equipped with dual airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with EBD, limiters, rear parking asset system, alerts on high speed, reverse parking sensors and other features. CV V-Raman, senior executive director (engineering) of the company said that Rs 640 crore has been invested on the development of S-Preso.