We got our first look at this tiny Suzuki when it launched in India back in October. We say tiny not just because of how it looks, but because under its hood is a 1.0-liter three-cylinder K10B engine that’s just enough to produce 67hp and 90Nm of torque. Transmission options include a five-speed manual or Suzuki’s Auto Gear Shift setup.
Having said that, it’s also still a small vehicle, standing 3,565mm long, 1,520mm wide, and 1,565 tall with a 2,380mm wheelbase. It has a 4.5m turning radius and 180mm of ground clearance. We know a lot of bikes bigger and more powerful than this one.
But unlike those bikes, Suzuki claims the S-Presso is pretty fuel-efficient; it can do up to 21.7km/L.
A source said that the Suzuki S-Presso will have a price tag of P510,000. If it ends up having two variants available (MT and AT variants) at launch, we can probably expect the pricing to not deviate much from this figure.
A small and fuel-efficient car is a good formula for success in India, and, theoretically speaking, here in the Philippines as well. But will it perform well along Metro Manila’s unforgiving streets? We’ll have to wait a bit more to find out. In the meantime, check out more details on the other vehicle Suzuki will launch in March, the XL7, and tell us what you think about these mini SUVs.