2022 Maruti Suzuki S-Presso 1.0 VXi (O) BS6 - Metallic Granite Grey


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Maruti Suzuki S-Presso 1.0
Variant - VXi (O)
Colour - Metallic Granite Grey
DoD - July 2022

Prologue

EcoSport was doing its role well while a second car was inevitable since my sister and husband were working in opposite extremes from their house with my nieces studying in different schools away in the other two directions. I suggested going for a used car and Nano XTA was my pick. In-laws pursued going for new ones as they were not confident with pre-owned cars. Entrusted me to look for available cars with max budget of 5L. Options were limited.
1. Alto 800.
2. S-Presso.
3. Kwid/Redi-Go.
4. Santro.

Striking off from bottom, right in time, Hyundai pulled off the plug of Santro. Myself and BIL didn't like Hyundai much due to our own personal experiences. Renault-Nissan, too many reported problems and have to live under the mercy of ASCs, whom already had very bad reputation. Back to square-one, Maruti. We call them a tin can, but end of the day, we trust them. Alto would fall under 5L for top model. S-Presso had automatic transmission, so zeroed on that, but ended ditching that for manual as it went out of budget.

Booking to Delivery Experience

- First time, I was on my own for buying a car. Walked in during their closing hours to get an invoice to check for loan eligibility, but ended up booking the car, walking out in 5 minutes, didn't even do test drive [lol] . Booking amount was just ₹2,000.
-Thought they would treat like just another token advance to be cancelled later, but from next morning started getting messages and feedback calls, even the lady over phone was sad that I didn't test driver the car.
- Booked on June 1st. Like with EcoSport, there was huge delay in approval of the loan, even after being employed in the same nationalized bank/branch.
- Loan got approved in exactly a month, by which time, June (April) offers ended and there was slight bump in insurance, adding additional ₹16,xxx.
- Sales guy followed up every week, no nuisance.
- Delayed by 4-5 additional days as I accidentally suggested about getting the same number as the EcoSport and the Polo. Auction happens during Saturdays and approves on Monday and number plate will take a day, so the delivery was promised on Tuesday, but we were all busy, taking delivery on Thursday.
- Took delivery on July 7, 2022. Whole process took approximately an hour and a half from welcoming to leaving with the car including paperwork and explanation and installation of freebies.
- Dealer was Popular Vehicles, Killipalam. Forcing the extended warranty and referral program were the sore part in the entire process.

Bill Details

Ex-Showroom Price - ₹469,000.00
B2B Insurance - ₹16,684.00 (National Insurance, 3-year TP + 1-year B2B).
Road Tax - ₹42,210.00
Temporary Registration - ₹1015.00
FASTag - ₹500.00 (IDFC First Bank)
Royal Platinum Extended Warranty - ₹8071.00 (5 years or 1,00,000 km and CCP-Plus add-on which covers engine damage due to water and bad fuel, valid for one month from third month after date of purchase)
Maruti Suzuki Referral Program - ₹885.00 (Asked to cancel this, but messed up).

Discounts and Freebies
Corporate Offer - ₹3000.00
Additional Discount - ₹3000.00
PVC Floor Mat - 75901M62SA0 - ₹1471.00
Mudflap Set - 990J0M62S00-010 - ₹390.00
Premium PU Steering Grip - 990J0M56RC1-040 - ₹510.00

Effective On-Road Price - ₹5,29,994.00
(Spent an additional ₹3000.00 plus agent fees for number booking).

First glimpse of the car.

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Technical explanation. Told the sales guy, we know/will learn from manual the operations, but the explanation guy wasn't leaving us and was too much boasting about the features like inbuilt reverse parking sensor and ABS.

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After explanation and photoshoot, we escape without lemon and ribbon [gun]

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With garage mates, the EcoSport, the GT and the hiding Suzuki Letz.

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Let me be the first for the congratulations!!
Your family members will love it in the narrow city lanes.
That's a very nice colour you got. This colour gels best with the bumper design. Wishing your family many memorable miles with this car.
 
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@ deville_56
Congratulations on your Maruti Suzuki S-PRESSO car. Really fun to drive in the city.
IGNIS’s sister [;)] and a beautiful color.
The S-Presso is a mass market small car which will now be sold in global markets which include Latin America, Asia and Africa. I understand, the first batch of S-Presso for exports has already been shipped out.
Have a wonderful time with your cute, little car.[drive]
 
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Let me be the first for the congratulations!!
Your family members will love it in the narrow city lanes.
That's a very nice colour you got. This colour gels best with the bumper design. Wishing your family many memorable miles with this car.
Congratulations and wish you could have extended budget to have that ease in driving during peak traffic.
@ deville_56
Congratulations on your Maruti Suzuki S-PRESSO car. Really fun to drive in the city.
IGNIS’s sister and a beautiful color.
The S-Presso is a mass market small car which will now be sold in global markets which include Latin America, Asia and Africa. I understand, the first batch of S-Presso for exports has already been shipped out.
Have a wonderful time with your cute, little car.
Congrats on the car.
Congrats bro for the new ride.
Thanks All.

wish you could have extended budget to have that ease in driving during peak traffic.
Already stretched budget, so had to settle with manual.


Your family members will love it in the narrow city lanes.
Really fun to drive in the city.
Indeed very nimble.

That's a very nice colour you got. This colour gels best with the bumper design.
@ deville_56
Congratulations on your Maruti Suzuki S-PRESSO car. Really fun to drive in the city.
IGNIS’s sister and a beautiful color.
There was confusion between red, silver and grey. BIL is an architect and want something that gels with their house. Sister wanted red. Silver really looked good. Grey was my favourite colour. Finally settled for grey.

The S-Presso is a mass market small car which will now be sold in global markets which include Latin America, Asia and Africa. I understand, the first batch of S-Presso for exports has already been shipped out.
Exported since 2020. Seen posts in FB group from Tunisia, Egypt, Phillipines, etc.
 
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Going in detail. Two shades of grey, two more at home.

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Exterior design, more in line with a Kei car. The hate-it-and-hate-it looks that slowly grow on us (not everybody).

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Rear. No demister or wash and wipe in any variant.

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Reverse parking sensor comes mandatory. Came with only two sensors, but surprisingly covered the whole rear. It beeps even when the corner is near an obstruction. Pseudo-skid plate design. Silver cover was available in accessories. We chose not to pick any accessory.

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Fixed tow hook in rear.

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Exhaust. No chance of bottoming the rear.

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Plastic running board trim, another surprise.

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Wheels were 14 inch, another medical miracle. LXi gets 13 inch. Wheel caps also look good, no plan in throwing them away.

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MRF ZVTV ecotred

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165/70R14. Car is comfy on bad stretches.

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Old-school flap door handles retained. Carried over from first Alto. Separate key slot, present only on driver side.

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No internal adjustable mirror. Available only on VXi+. Bad move. They could've provided in the entire VXi range. Would replace these once breaks.

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Another oldie part, since Altos.

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Front end.

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When grill is not actually the grille. Chrome/coloured bits available as add-ons.

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MS call them double barrel headlamp for sake of adding to feature list.

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Tail lamp. They didn't call it triple barrel tail lamp [lol]

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No reverse light bulb on RH side (nor option for rear fog lamp). Could've left provision for that, like in Indica.

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LH/RH. Gets bumper reflectors.

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The original grill is in the bottle part of the bumper. Bumper is two part. Grill and bottom black part is a single bit and body-coloured bit fits on top of it.

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Toe-hook location. Removable toe hook.

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Pseudo fog lamp pod.

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No removable cover for installing fog lamp. Indeed, not optional in any variant. After-market fog lamp available on Amazon, but need to cut the bumper. DRL available in MGA that fits the lined surface that costs 10k.

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Wipers. Need to level them as OE position looks odd to me.

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Single three-jet windscreen washer nozzle, first seen in original breadbox Wagon R.

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Antenna. Rod removable.

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Corrugated roof and a pseudo spoiler.

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The key. Typical Maruti Nippon two-button remote. Second key is normal without remote.

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Gets black fabric seats. No plans for cover as of now. Started liking fabric seats lately. Fixed head rests, not a fan of.

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Rear seats. Ingress and egress easy, especially for mom.

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Seat fabric material pattern.

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Rear and sides get vinyl. Pesky kids already made them dirty.

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Seat gets carpet covering instead of plastic.

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Jack sits under the driver seat.

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Front door pad. Dealer used some el cheapo shiner, probably coolant, which vanished in a day creating patchy look, interiors and matt exterior bits.

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Arm rest with recessed pad. Handle location felt a bit odd, a bit difficult closing holding that. Better position would have been near the lock.

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Speaker grill. Only front speakers and they sound great.

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Door pocket.

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Bottle holder can hold a litre.

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Rear door pad. No rear power window in any variant. Have to cut door pad to mount rear door speaker. Mounting location is there inside on the metal part. No wiring too though the HU supports four speakers. May be they plan in future update. No door pocket.

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Arm rest and recess similar to front. Multiple textures.

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Child lock, as usual.

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Glass rolls down all the way down. Hard to find feature nowadays. [;)]

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The original grill is in the bottle part of the bumper. Bumper is two part. Grill and bottom black part is a single bit and body-coloured bit fits on top of it.

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I don't know its the photo angle or what, but in this pic, it looks like the car has 2 bumpers. One bumper is sitting over another bumper, both of same size and design.
I wont call it bad, but definitely it looks different from others.
 
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Interiors

Dashboard. VXi+ gets touchscreen HU with Android auto and silver coloured surrounding trim. Orange-coloured S-Presso gets orange inserts.

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MGA PU cover. Cover quality is good. Need to redo stitch in proper way. MGA guys did a quick typical-dealer-fitment-kinda stitch. VXi+ gets steering mounted controls.

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Airbag comes standard. (O) variants were the ones with optional airbags. Now with normal variants discontinued, (O) variants would become regular variants.

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Passenger side airbag. Slot below is deep enough for a cell phone and nice thought.

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Center mounted speedo. Symmetry maintained for export version. HU sounds surprisingly decent with good bass and treble without jarring.

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ABC pedals. Drive-by-wire throttle.

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Lots of empty slots for future expansion. Small cubbyhole under that. OE DRL gets switch here.

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Fully closable AC vents. Silver/Orange in VXI+. Might go for silver trims later.

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Commanding position and corners are visible like in the Sumo/Amby/800.

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The inner set of vents were weirdly designed. Won't blow straight, hindered by the steering wheel. Didn't test the passenger side. Works better when pointed away. It hits the bump and reflects properly. [roll]

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No vanity mirror.

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Dome light and IRVM. No dimming and size feels a tad smaller.

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Large glove box. Full-size tissue box and document folder fits well.

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Centrally mounted power window switches. Still search in their usual location.

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Combination switches. Shared with newer Maruti/NEXA models.

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12V Socket with cover. VXI+ gets USB and aux ports in the second slot.

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Cubbyholes. Phone won't fit in the squarish space.

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Rear gets a cubbyhole as well, good for leaving a phone on the move, but doubt whether a bottle fit in.

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Gear and handbrake.

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Bonnet release.

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Slot for LHD market.

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Headlight level adjuster. Cable operated. No electronics, no motors.

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Fusebox inside glovebox, but no fuse chart.

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Slot for cabin filter.

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But, no cabin filter. Can be installed with MGP.

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Slot for parking rear seat belt when folding the seat. Eliminates rattle.

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Boot and fuel lid release.

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Tyre pressure, 32 PSI. 5J rims.

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Typical Maruti grab handle.

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Mirror trim. VXI+ gets stalk for adjustment.

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The key. Typical Maruti Nippon two-button remote. Second key is normal without remote.

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Why are your fingers so wrinkled ?
Have you just washed a car or something?
Or played with a bucket of water for long. Just asking? Pardon me for being too observant .




Glass rolls down all the way down. Hard to find feature nowadays. [;)]
Yes ,that a cool thing. Ask me as my Figo rear glass opens only 55-60 %.
 
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Under the hood, K10B engine. Rumoured to be replaced with DualJet K10C soon.

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ABS actuator.

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Green coolant. Not LLC. Two-year replacement interval.

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Puny horn. High time OEMs standardize dual horns. Search revealed it to be middle pitched. Thought it was low-pitched and adding a high-pitched unit and making it a pair would solve the problem. Better idea would be to replace with Windtone.

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Amaron 34B19LMF - 32Ah battery. Model name suggests maintenance free.

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Rusted from factory. No rust prevention. Dealer didn't bother to clean or apply some jelly.

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ECU.

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Fuse box.

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Fuse puller is there. Vanished in all of our cars.

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Fuse/relay chart. Also got details of the one inside glove box.

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Found a connector inside the bonnet. Should be for the DRL.

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Cable for the headlight level adjuster.

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Why are your fingers so wrinkled ?
Have you just washed a car or something?
Or played with a bucket of water for long. Just asking? Pardon me for being too observant .
I think I was removing the just delivered and dealer stickers just before that.

Yes ,that a cool thing. Ask me as my Figo rear glass opens only 55-60 %.
Same here as well. Gotta compare every car.
 

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