Double Apex attended the launch of the refreshed Suzuki S-presso earlier this week and report on the modifications to this little SUV.
Suzuki South Africa was purported to host a media experience and drive of its, then, new S-Presso mini-SUV on the very begin of 2020. Our president introduced a ban on all large-scale gatherings mere hours earlier than the occasion was purported to happen. Suzuki went forward and launched the automobile into the native market anyway.
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Gross sales Success
We’re fairly positive that the native subsidiary is happy with that call as nearly fourteen and a half thousand of the little automobiles have discovered new houses since introduction. That quantity goes an extended option to serving to Suzuki SA obtain gross sales tallies which commonly locations the corporate in third spot on the native charts, outstripping a number of established gamers available in the market within the course of.
With three years of gross sales beneath its belt the S-Presso was prepared for a little bit of a refresh. It was for that cause we met up with representatives of the model at a current occasion held within the Western Cape.
By their very own admission, the refreshed Suzuki S-Presso just isn’t simple to distinguish on the skin. The hallmarks of the ‘unique’ stay. The refreshed Suzuki S-Presso nonetheless has pert dimensions, 180 mm of floor clearance and an SUV-esque high-riding seating association.
As earlier than all variations are kitted with the next objects as customary: air-conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, distant audio controls, central locking, rear ultrasonic park sensors, dual-front airbags, entrance electrical home windows, electrically adjusted aspect mirrors and energy steering.
There are a couple of seen modifications to be aware of. Fourteen-inch alloy wheels at the moment are customary on GL+ and S-Version derivatives. Mid-spec GL+ variations have the identical seven-inch touchscreen audio system as earlier than that options Apple CarPlay, Android Auto.
Prime-spec S-Version variants acquire a bigger, nine-inch infotainment system. The excessive high-resolution touchscreen interface additionally has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto performance. As well as it additionally serves because the show for a newly fitted reverse digital camera.
Extra notable modifications have taken place beneath the pores and skin of the refreshed Suzuki S-Presso. Beneath the brief bonnet is similar 1,0-litre, three-cylinder engine as present in different Suzuki merchandise. In a turnaround in comparison with different facelift/refreshed fashions, the brand new engine really loses energy and torque. Nevertheless, 49 kW (vs 50 kW earlier than) and 89 N.m are close to as making no distinction from behind the wheel.
Extra importantly, official gasoline consumption figures have dropped. The guide model of the S-Presso makes use of solely 4,6 L/100 km whereas the automated model returns an much more spectacular 4,4. Each powertrains choices function cease/begin know-how. Most consumers may also welcome the inclusion of an digital stability programme as customary.
Refreshed Suzuki S-Presso Vary Pricing
- 1.0 GL R162 900
- 1,0 GL automated R176 900
- 1,0 GL+ R169 900
- 1,0 GL+ automated R183 900
- 1,0 S-Version R185 900
- 1,0 S-Version automated R199 900
All costs embrace a two-year/30 000 km service plan and five-year/200 000 km promotional mechanical guarantee.