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Suzuki S-Presso - First impression

Suzuki S-Presso - First impression
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Practical and affordable, the Suzuki S-Presso may just well be the crossover we deserve. This five-door, five-seater subcompact crossover radiates excitement and enthusiasm and is geared towards Filipino families and young professionals who are looking for a reasonably priced vehicle that’s optimized for comfort and performance. The Suzuki S-Presso is the Japanese car maker’s entry to the subcompact crossover segment and is geared to compete against the likes of Nissan JukeFord EcoSport, and Subaru XV. And while it’s Suzuki’s first attempt to tread the subcompact crossover territory, the Suzuki S-Presso offers promising features making it a value-laden addition to the growing ranks of the country’s subcompact crossover landscape.

With specs, features, and a price to beat; the up-and-coming Suzuki S-Presso looks to sweep the competition and take the market by storm. Here’s our first look at the Suzuki S-Presso.

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Suzuki S-Presso Exterior

From the outside, the Suzuki S-Presso boasts bold styling with its strong character lines that define the overall dimension of the vehicle. It gives the Suzuki S-Presso a sporty profile that endows the subcompact crossover with improved road presence. The side panels appear to have been pushed to the upper extremities providing a heightened visual center of mass that’s paired which squared wheel arches giving the S-Presso's exterior a robust and rugged feel – closely resembling the 2020 Jeep Renegade.

Suzuki S-Presso side profile

Take a look at its dimensions

Length

3,565 mm

Width

1,520 mm

Height

1,565 mm

Wheelbase

2,380 mm

Ground Clearance

180 mm

Exterior highlights include multi-reflector halogen headlamps, Suzuki’s C-shaped rear lamps, and 14-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers.

Suzuki S-Presso cabin

Suzuki S-Presso Interior

Suzuki claims that you’ll easily fall for the Suzuki S-Presso's unique center console the moment you step inside. They weren’t wrong, but it definitely isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. The center console houses seven-inch touch screen panel for audio with AM/FM, Bluetooth connectivity, and USB ports for saved audio files. Oddly enough, the speedometer is located above the S-Presso's touch screen panel which may take a bit of getting used to. Those who have been at the back of the steering wheel long enough will know that seconds spent switching eye focus matters. Nevertheless, power window controls, as well as hazard signals, can also be found in the central console panel. Sitting further below is the manual air conditioner control and an additional USB and a 12V accessory port.

Suzuki S-Presso interior

Needless to say, all the controls are located at the central console which makes operating through the various functionalities of the S-Presso cohesive if not seamless.

Suzuki S-Presso boot

You’ll also find a bunch of passable interior pockets to place gadgets in like the glove box, the open tray, front console cupholders, a front console pocket, a rear console pocket, and a full suite of door pockets. You’ll also find decent luggage space that can accommodate a week’s worth of laundry or a bag full of groceries.

Suzuki S-Presso Engine

The Suzuki S-Presso is outfitted with a modest K10B engine married to a 5-speed manual tranny. While it will show signs of stress when hauling heavy cargo, Suzuki’s K10B engine will breeze through the streets of the Metro even with five full seats.

Suzuki S-Presso engine

Here’s the Suzuki S-Presso's engine specs

Engine

K10B

Displacement

998 cc

Maximum Power

67 hp / 5,500 rpm

Maximum Torque

90 Nm / 3,500 rpm

Transmission

5-speed MT

Fuel Type

Gasoline

Suzuki S-Presso Safety

The Suzuki S-Presso specs sheet offers decent safety features that will protect you and your passengers in the event of a crash. The S-Presso is built on Suzuki’s latest-generation HEARTECT platform offering lightness and rigidity and can efficiently disperse impact energy in case of collision. Centered around Suzuki’s TECT concept, the S-Presso employs high-tensile steel to protect driver and passenger in various road conditions.

Suzuki S-Presso safety

You’ll also find a full suite of airbags, as well as pre-tensioner and force limiter seatbelt functionalities, a rear parking assist system, and a decent turning radius for impeccable road maneuverability.

Suzuki S-Presso Price

ALL-NEW S-PRESSO GL - M/T

 Php 518,000

Verdict

For its price, the Suzuki S-Presso is arguably the most affordable vehicle in the segment. However, if you’ve been in one of any of its competitors, you’d see where and how Suzuki managed to bring the price down. Nevertheless, it did not compromise the overall safety and driving experience.

Suzuki S-Presso rear

That being said, we the Suzuki S-Presso as a great option for anyone looking for a first car or a daily driver that won’t break the bank and while you won’t see top-spec subcompact crossover features you’re used to, the S-Presso proves it’s not the average cup of Joe.

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