As the S-Presso nears its launch, we see how it sizes up against its rivals

Maruti is all set to unveil its newest offering, the S-Presso, on September 30. It will take on the likes of the Renault Kwid and the Datsun redi-GO. With the expected specifications of the S-Presso leaked, here is how it will fare against the other entry-level models:


Dimensions Maruti S-Presso Renault Kwid Datsun redi-GO
Length 3665mm 3679mm 3429mm
Width 1520mm 1579mm 1560mm
Height 1549mm-1564mm 1513mm (with roof rail) 1541mm
Wheelbase 2380mm 2422mm 2348mm
Ground Clearance 180mm 185mm

Among the three offerings of this segment, the Kwid is the longest in length and gets the longest wheelbase too. In terms of overall width, the Renault Kwid, again, ranks first and it likely offers more shoulder room at the rear as well. However, the leaked dimension figures of the S-Presso suggest it could be the tallest car of the segment.


Maruti is expected to offer a BS6-compliant 1.0-litre petrol engine with both a 5-speed manual and an AMT. The latter will only be offered on the higher-spec V, V Opt and V+ variants. Let’s see how the S-Presso fares against its rivals in terms of powertrains:

Maruti S-Presso Renault Kwid Datsun redi-GO
Engine 998cc 799cc/999cc 799cc/999cc
Power 68PS 54PS/68PS 54PS/68PS
Torque 90Nm 72Nm/91Nm 72Nm/91Nm
Transmission 5MT/5AMT 5MT/5AMT 5MT/5AMT

Both the Kwid and redi-GO offer a choice of two engine options while the S-Presso gets one. However, all the three hatchbacks produce the same amount of power from their 1.0-litre petrol engines and are almost at par in terms of their torque outputs. All three come with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT option.


Maruti S-Presso (Expected) Renault Kwid Datsun redi-GO
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi) Rs 3.90 lakh to Rs 5.40 lakh Rs 2.76 lakh to Rs 4.75 lakh Rs 2.79 lakh to Rs 4.37 lakh