Suzuki has a new budget car on the block and it’s called the S-Presso!
If there’s a brand that does budget cars very well, it’s Suzuki! The brand has scooped many awards in the #CarsAwards powered by WesBank as well as winning the coveted Brand of the Year not once, but twice!
Now, Suzuki welcomes its Renault Kwid fighter to market. Say hello to the new S-Presso!
Slotting in just below the Celerio, this quirky hatchback is powered by a 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre petrol engine with 50 kW and 90 Nm of torque and comes mated with a 5-speed manual transmission and an automated manual transmission. In true Suzuki fashion, the S-Presso claims a fuel consumption figure of 4.9 L/100km and if we take our past experiences with Suzuki products into consideration, we are quite sure we can get fairly close to that figure without trying too hard...
Also, with a ground clearance of 180 mm, the new S-Presso has a dash of SUV appeal and can do some light gravel travel too if you need it too.
A 7-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is offered while a rear-reverse camera is a nice-to-have feature in this segment.
There are 3 derivatives on offer for the S-Presso including GL, GL+ and a range-topping S-Edition.
The S-Presso GL (manual only) is equipped with front electric windows, remote central locking, rear parking sensors, 14-inch steel wheels and manual airconditioning.
The mid-spec GL+ derivative (manual and AMT) gains a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, integrated reverse camera, Bluetooth and a USB and auxiliary port.
Moving on to the range-topping S-Presso S-Edition, this derivative gains styling elements such as wheel arch cladding, side body cladding, silver upper grille garnish, front skid plate and silver trim finishes seen on the centre console and doors.
Safety specification includes 2 airbags and ABS with EBD.
We will hopefully have the new S-Presso on test soon, stay tuned!
Suzuki S-Presso - Price in South Africa
S-Presso 1.0 GL MT - R134 900
S-Presso 1.0 GL+ MT - R139 900
S-Presso 1.0 S-Edition MT - R147 900
S-Presso 1.0 GL+ AMT - R152 900
S-Presso 1.0 S-Edition AMT - R160 900
The new Suzuki S-Presso is sold with a 5-year/200 000 km warranty, 2-year/30 000 km service plan and 1-year insurance.