The new S-Presso will be launched by Maruti Suzuki on September 30, 2019. It will be a new addition to Maruti’s line-up and will compete in the budget-end of the market. The new model unlike the previous ones come with a decidedly SUV-inspired design and draws inspiration from the Future S Concept shown at Auto Expo 2018.It It is expected that the S-Presso will sport squared-out proportions and pseudo-SUV details much like the Renault Kwid, which it will rival. The S-Presso will also come with chunky front and rear bumpers.
The new S-Presso will be the carmaker's first upgraded and BS6-compliant 1.0-litre petrol engine. The engine will be rolled out on to other models like the Wagon R and Celerio. Before the emission norms come into effect on April 1, 2020, Maruti has already updated its 0.8-, 1.2- and 1.5-litre petrol engines to BS6-spec well. If the preceding engine upgrades are anything to go by, the BS6 version of the K10 is likely to produce the same 68hp and 90Nm of torque as the BS4 version, though there could be a drop in overall economy. For reference, the Alto K10 has an ARAI-tested fuel economy figure of 24.07kpl. The prices are expected to be in the range of Rs 3.7-4.5 lakh (ex-showroom).