Maruti Suzuki S-Presso AMT: The Best City Car


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S-Presso VXi Plus AMT

Search for a new car was started as our beloved and loyal Swift DDIs had started to show his age.
The car was meant to be a replacement for my dad who is 73yrs and wanted a bare basic car just to take him from Point A to Point B.
He had been using a Maruti car since 1985 and a loyal customer from 1st generation Maruti 800 till Swift Ddis, so it was very difficult to change the brand.

So we had to shortlist a car from the Maruti stable only. We had a tough time convincing him to buy an AMT as he was uncomfortable with the idea of driving a Gearless car.

After TD’ing Celerio AMT, Ignis AMT, and S-Presso AMT, he found the S-Presso to be comfortable as a replacement.
His criteria were clear, a small car and easy on the pocket, S-Presso fitted to the T.

Out of the 3 cars we drove, I was present with him and I also TD the above cars, Ignis AMT was very Comfortable, Spacious, and Stylish. AMT feel was the same in all the cars but Ignis felt a little more premium and comfortable on roads.

Back to S-Presso,
We took the delivery 2 days ahead of the nationwide Lockdown.

Here is my observation after spending a good amount of time with the car,

  • Feels like a Mini Compact SUV
  • Great car for City, ease of driving in the City due to its Compact Body
  • 180mm Ground Clearance helps in tackling the steepest of Speed Breakers
  • 67bhp looks low on paper but its very Swift due to its lightweight body developing a Power/Weight ratio of 87bhp/ton
  • Doors close with an assuring Thud
  • Dual Airbags available only in Vxi, Vxi+, and Vxi(O), should have been standard in all variants.
  • AMT does the work wonderfully except for occasionally confusing moments like on Inclines
  • 27 ltrs Fuel Tank is not small by any means as the car gives exceptional mileage in City as well as Highways
  • VXi+ variant is sufficiently loaded with features (Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, Remote Central Locking, MID, DTE, Android Auto, Touch Screen HU, et.al)
  • Have been able to get 30kmpl mileage from the car in mixed conditions
  • Check my video to know the details S-Presso Mileage Test
Will keep updating this thread as I keep rolling the miles….
 
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