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Old 23rd November 2019, 16:59   #751
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As promised, I'm posting my impression of the S-Presso, bought recently by my mama last month. The variant that he bought is the top end manual, with Ignis alloys.

Dimensions-wise it's clearly smaller than Wagon-R. To me it looks more like a taller Kwid. The interiors are funky & the Mini-esque central console is practical due to size, full marks to designers. The plastics are class appropriate IMO.

The ride fair as I don't expect much from a short wheelbase tall minicar. But, the engine is definitely it's strength, & I don't think it needs the bigger engine, rather it needs better tyres.

I'm of opinion that it won't overtake Wagon-R but it would definitely ward off competition... Product differentiation.

But personally I would prefer the Celerio over this or Wagon-R.
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Old 23rd November 2019, 18:38   #752
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The variant that he bought is the top end manual, with Ignis alloys.

The ride fair as I don't expect much from a short wheelbase tall minicar. But, the engine is definitely it's strength, & I don't think it needs the bigger engine, rather it needs better tyres.
Congratulations.

Can you share some snaps of the car with those alloys? Would like to see how it looks with 15" alloys. Also how is the ride? He must have changed the tyres also. Can you also share snaps of it's front and rear wheel wells, front with tyres moved to either side. That would let us see the clearance after the upsize.
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Hi @BoneCollector

I could not click pics as I was not supposed to be away from marriage venue for long & the lighting outside wasn't ideal for good pics... to be honest I was more excited to drive & forgot to click the pics.

But have got this pic from delivery day (minus the alloys):
Maruti S-Presso, the SUV'ish hatchback. EDIT : Launched at Rs. 3.69 lakhs-img20191013wa0019.jpg

That's my teenager cousin BTW.
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Wait...what?!

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Venue - Hi-Tech Awards 2019 by the Jagran group.

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I have always maintained that we should call an SUV an SUV if the manufacturer so says it. This actually makes it a simple affair in the current times of diminishing line between a hatch, a crossover and an SUV. By using this logic, I have so far considered the Hexa, BR-V and the WR-V as SUVs(the WR-V was the most difficult to digest).

However, with Maruti calling the S-Presso a mini-SUV, I am left confused now. There is no way I am calling the S-Presso an SUV. I had a similar feeling a few years back with the WR-V but I was somehow able to make peace with it.

Ignoring the merits and demerits of 'Best Hatchback' award being given to the S-Presso (as stated in the above post), I am glad that it wasn't given the 'Best SUV' award. That would have been a shame. Now, how do I classify an SUV? How do I differentiate it from an MPV or a hatch? That is perhaps for some other time(and case).

So I bumped upon this S-Presso parked near my locality. There was ample space ahead of it and I just decided to park my car in front of it and have a small comparative photo-shoot.

I was left a bit startled for a minute or two-

Maruti S-Presso, the SUV'ish hatchback. EDIT : Launched at Rs. 3.69 lakhs-20191124_180831.jpg

Maruti S-Presso, the SUV'ish hatchback. EDIT : Launched at Rs. 3.69 lakhs-20191124_180822.jpg

From the above 2 pics, most of you would have noticed that the S-Presso looks bigger not only in terms of height but also in terms of size(length). This in no way, is a distortion caused by the camera. I could observe the same with my own eyes as well as was in a fix.

This changed though as I moved to the opposite side of the road-

Maruti S-Presso, the SUV'ish hatchback. EDIT : Launched at Rs. 3.69 lakhs-20191124_180915.jpg

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Now that we have established that the S-Presso is indeed a smaller car than the Figo(as the dimensions itself suggest), there is little doubt that the road presence of these small hatchbacks is accentuated by their raised height and boxy bonnet design. Gotta give credit to Maruti.

A few snaps from the inside of the car, facing the S-Presso-

Maruti S-Presso, the SUV'ish hatchback. EDIT : Launched at Rs. 3.69 lakhs-20191124_181058.jpg

In this pic, I am holding my phone on the top of the Figo's steering-

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Maruti Suzuki's S Presso climbs up the top 10 sales chart. Now is ranked at Nr. 8 in Nov-19 dispatches.

Only question to be answered is when will it displace Alto?

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However, with Maruti calling the S-Presso a mini-SUV, I am left confused now. There is no way I am calling the S-Presso an SUV.
Well, we can call it as micro SUV Whatever, we call, S-Presso does looks very cute on road, especially in vibrant colors like.

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Only question to be answered is when will it displace Alto?
My take, by the month of March 2020, mostly due to new year purchases.
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Hi @BoneCollector

I could not click pics
Hi, please don't mind my repeat request but did you get some snaps of the car? If not, can you please get some snaps of the car with the alloys, long shots as well as close ups? Thanks.
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These two kept me company while coming to office this morning. Quite a coincidence. Since inception I have been comparing the Spresso with Celerio in any discussions/thoughts. This picture fits those!

Celerio & Spresso Together in real world -
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Maruti S-Presso, the SUV'ish hatchback. EDIT : Launched at Rs. 3.69 lakhs-celeriospresso.jpg

I did stop right behind the SPresso at a traffic junction. At the middle seat position, it seems my seat height in the Nexon was similar to that in the SPresso driver's. Maybe 1-2 cms higher in Nexon at most.

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Has anyone noticed that the car has only 1 reverse lamp on the left? Apparantly my FIL thought there was a mistake and called the dealer, who himself had no idea about it and requested to wait until he can get this verified.
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Has anyone noticed that the car has only 1 reverse lamp on the left?
Yes. The right side one is blank. There is a provision but there no hole drilled-in for the bulb to fit.
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Has anyone noticed that the car has only 1 reverse lamp on the left? Apparantly my FIL thought there was a mistake and called the dealer, who himself had no idea about it and requested to wait until he can get this verified.
Woah, nice catch. Looks like it has provision for fogs(like SX4) in RHS assembly(obviously deleted in India).

Checked pics from my old posts, reverse light is there only on LHS side.

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Yes. The right side one is blank. There is a provision but there no hole drilled-in for the bulb to fit.
I told my FIL the forum would be quicker than the dealer in responding Is this across the range or the top end models have 2 bulbs?
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Is this across the range or the top end models have 2 bulbs?
My neighbour has the AMT version (not sure of the variant) and in his car there is only one reverse bulb on the left.
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Hi, please don't mind my repeat request but did you get some snaps of the car? If not, can you please get some snaps of the car with the alloys, long shots as well as close ups? Thanks.
Hi @BoneCollector

This is what I could manage (plz note that I'm dealing with medical emergency in family & have to devote time there). Hope it helps your cause:

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