A recent report in the automotive industry claims that Maruti S-Presso is the name that production-spec Suzuki Future S concept will use for the Nepalese market. The concept is slightly larger in size when compared to the current-gen Maruti Alto and moreover, the car will definitely be safer due to the upcoming safety norms that will standardize the basic safety features on all cars in Nepal.
The Future S concept is a direct rival to Renault Kwid and other SUV-inspired hatchbacks of Nepal. The compact size will keep the costs under check while high bonnet and masculine stance will attract more first-time car buyers than ever.
Maruti Suzuki is facing downfall from a long time as the last few months were a clear departure from their policy of adding more buyers to the family. The fall in sales number is also visible in most other brands, with some posting positive numbers to show that their products are more capable in tough times.
Maruti S-Presso nameplate will also relate to the popular S-Cross and thus, buyers can expect properties like improved interiors, better ground clearance, and premium appeal from the upcoming Micro SUV. The concept of Maruti Suzuki was seen with huge tires but in reality, the car may feature just 14-inch wheels with decent tires to keep the budget realistic. On the engine front, the highest-possible chances are for the three-cylinder, 1.0L petrol engine with BS6-compliant emissions.
A recent report also hints that the Maruti S-Presso Micro SUV can enter the Nepalese market right before the festive season (around Deepawali), bringing not just impressive sales for the brand, but also taking into account the effect of this step on other entry-level cars. S-Presso will rival Hyundai Santro, Tata Tiago and other entry-level options in the country.