The popular Suzuki S-Presso has been on sale locally for over two years and the local arm of the Japanese manufacturer has now introduced upgrades to the popular vehicle.
On the styling front, the Suzuki S-Presso now benefits from the addition of alloy wheels to both the GL+ and S-Edition derivatives. Standard fitment on these models is a set of 14-inch alloy wheels shod in 165/70 rubber. The entry level GL derivative is fitted with steel wheels with wheel covers. Noteworthy, all model derivatives are fitted with a full-sized spare wheel.
S-Edition models will also receive a new exterior upgrade kit which will boast silver-colored bumper inserts and new silver detailing on the front bumper. The entire model range also benefits from body-colored door handles and bumpers, as before.
The Suzuki S-Presso GL+ will benefit from a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and digital vehicle alerts as standard. The range-topping S-Edition derivative will boast a larger 9.0-inch infotainment system with a high-resolution screen. Smartphone mirroring is also available along with the addition of a newly fitted reverse camera which will be standard on this model.
Safety in the upgraded S-Presso is now made possible thanks to the standard fitment of ESP across the entire range, ISOFIX top and lower child restraint anchors, two airbags, hill hold control in AMT models, an immobiliser, child proof rear door locks, ABS brakes and rear parking sensors.
Noteworthy, the S-Presso is also equipped with Suzuki's HEARTECT platform which uses high tensile steel, energy dispersing impact channels and clever design in order to offer a very rigid safety cell at the lowest possible vehicle weight.
Engine and Power
Powering the upgraded Suzuki S-Presso is a new 1.0-litre Dualjet engine which is fitted with two injectors per cylinder for more efficient fuel flow to the combustion chambers. The unit delivers the same 49kW and 89Nm of torque as before however fuel consumption has reduced to 4.6L/100km in the AMT derivative and 4.4L/100km in the manual derivative.
Noteworthy, the entire range of S-Presso's has been fitted with Stop-Start technology, which essentially switches off the engine when stationary and restarts it in less than a second when needed.
The Suzuki S-Presso range is priced from R162 900 for the entry level GL model and tops out at R199 900 for the range-topping S-Edition model. Pricing includes a 2-year/ 30 000km service plan and a 5-year/ 200 000km promotional warranty.
We are keen to see what the new popular S-Presso has in store when we test it in early 2023.