The company Maruti Suzuki, the Indian division of Suzuki announced the start of exports of its small “piatigorski”. For model has one motor, all-wheel drive she did not put in principle.
The compact Maruti Suzuki S-Presso debuted in India last autumn there and adjusted its production. The model is created based on the Future concept-S, it is a “raised” hatchback, but its positioning as montressor. The Indians took a novelty rather warm: from September to December sold 35 254 units. For comparison, Renault Kwid, the main competitor of S-Presso, for the same period has sold 18 of 100 copies. But the SUV Maruti Suzuki is more expensive: from 369 000 rupees ($5 200), whereas Kvid costs from 283 000 rupees ($4 000).
During the premiere of the new plans to sell it in other markets are not told, but now it turned out that the S-Presso is a global model. Machine Assembly of the Indian was sent for export: the SUV will be available in Africa, Asia and Latin America where left-hand driving.
Recall that the S-Presso built on the platform of Heartect on which are based all the latest models from Suzuki. However, for cross-hatch took the simplest version – in India at the back of semi-suspension and drum brakes. The length is 3565 mm wheelbase 2380 mm ground clearance – quite crossover 180 mm.
As in the domestic market, the export version is equipped with petrol atmospheric “three” K10B 1.0, which is paired with a five-speed “mechanics” or robotic gearbox with one clutch. In India, the engine produces 68 HP, in other countries the power can vary, but not by much. Drive – only the front.
Indian option in the “base” has a single airbag, ABS+EBD, rear Parking sensors and 13-inch wheels. Top S-Presso in India put air conditioning, passenger “of airbag”, multimedia system and 14-inch wheels. About equipment export SUV in Maruti Suzuki have not yet been reported. It is possible that other countries will sell only the “rich” configuration.
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Earlier, Maruti Suzuki has announced another novelty – a conceptual cross-coupe Futuro-e. The prototype can obtain the serial continuation, in this case, the SUV is also likely to be selected outside of India.