Maruti Suzuki S-Presso re-imagined as a true-blue SUV

With the S-Presso, Maruti Suzuki has strengthened its supremacy in the entry-level hatchback category, which happens to be the core of the sales of the company in India. Even with the quirky and subjective styling, the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is a consistent seller for Maruti Suzuki and is performing decently as per the company’s expectations from it.

Some people are not impressed with the polarizing SUV-ish stance and styling of the S-Presso. An independent design house called “Bimble Designs” has come up with a rather interesting take on the little hatchback. As per the design house’s rendering, the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso has been re-imagined as a rugged and bigger SUV.

By its looks and stance, this design rendering of the S-Presso makes it look like a proper go-anywhere SUV. Here, the original design of the S-Presso hasn’t been tampered much with, as it gets the same toothed front grille, curved headlamps, muscular looking front bumper and side profile as the stock S-Presso. However, some noteworthy changes make it look like an altogether different vehicle.

S-Presso gets new wheels

Firstly, the stance of the S-Presso here looks massively impressive due to the chunky off-road spec tyres wrapped over multi-spoke black alloy wheels.

These tyres alone give the S-Presso the much-needed heightened stance, thus making the vehicle look bulky. If you look closely, you will realize that the body of the S-Presso too has been made bigger to accommodate the bigger tyres. As a result, the hood and boot are elongated and the wheel arches have grown in size, with the car looking a bit wider.

Other aesthetic changes introduced in the rendering of the S-Presso are two-tone matte grey and orange paint scheme, slim roof rails, slimmer rearview mirrors, silver-themed side step, LED headlamps with funky-looking daytime running LEDs, additional LED strips on the front bumper, chunky looking side body cladding and door visors.

All these changes make the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso look extremely cool and in the league of the Future-S concept, which was previewed at the 2018 Auto Expo and formed the base of the production version of the S-Presso.

The production version of the S-Presso was brought in as a replacement to the Alto K10 and currently sits in between Alto and WagonR in Maruti Suzuki’s portfolio in India. Designed and developed by Maruti Suzuki’s R&D unit in Rohtak, Haryana, the S-Presso is available with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder K10B petrol engine, which produces 67 bhp of power and 90 Nm of torque. The S-Presso is available with the gearbox options of a 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT.

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