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Maruti drives in mini SUV S-Presso
Price ranges between Rs 3.69 lakh and Rs 4.91 lakh
New Delhi: The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Monday launched a mini SUV S-PRESSO priced between Rs 3.69 lakh and Rs 4.91 lakh (ex-showroom).
The new model, which is based on the company's fifth generation HearTect platform, comes with a BS-VI compliant one-litre petrol engine with a claimed fuel efficiency of 21.7 km per litre.
S-Presso comes equipped with both manual and auto gear shift (AGS) transmission options. "Today, compact is the natural choice of India's car customers.
At the same time, today is the age of disruptions. We realised that entry level compact segment needs a fresh design language," MSI Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kenichi Ayukawa told reporters here.
The company's engineers and designers have created this new mini SUV which is aggressive on the outside and comes with bold and dynamic interiors, he added.
"Nothing like this has ever been attempted before, on a vehicle in this segment. It connects with today's aspirational and passionate youth," Ayukawa said. The model will define the next generation of design for compact vehicles in the country, he added.
The S-Presso has been designed, developed and validated using Suzuki's global development processes and will be sold countrywide through the company's ARENA retail network, Ayukawa said.
"While working with their counterparts in SMC, Japan, engineers from Maruti Suzuki worked on this car. They worked on it here in India, at our world-class R&D Center at Rohtak," he added.