Suzuki Auto South Africa has (perhaps unwittingly) revealed the starting price for its new S-Presso range, a fresh-faced budget car set to do battle with Renault’s updated Kwid.
CARmag.co.za stumbled across a half-built S-Presso page on Suzuki Auto SA’s website, which includes an image (embedded below) bearing the words “starting from R134 900”. For the record, that’s some R10 000 less expensive than the entry-level Kwid (and the Suzuki Celerio) and a full R27 400 cheaper than the base Datsun Go, and makes the S-Presso the cheapest new car in the country.
While the “specs and pricing” section of the page has yet to be made live, the text indicates the line-up will include high-spec GL+ and S-Edition variants boasting items such as a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as rear parking sensors and a reversing camera. Expect the base derivatives to wear either GA or GL badges.
We already know power will come from Suzuki’s familiar naturally aspirated 1,0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine, delivering 50 kW and 90 N.m to the front axle via a five-speed manual gearbox. In addition, the page suggests ABS, EBD and dual airbags will be standard across the range.
For the record, the S-Presso measures 3 565 mm long, 1 520 mm wide and 1 549 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2 380 mm. Luggage capacity is a claimed 239 litres.
We’ll bring you full pricing and specifications for the new S-Presso line-up as soon as they become available…
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