New 2022 Suzuki S-presso

Arguably one of biggest reasons for Suzuki’s success story in 2022, the entry-level Suzuki S-Presso has now received a few upgrades and gives consumers even more value for money.

Who wants a boring car anyway…

When the initial S-Presso model was launched in 2020, shortly before COVID-19 made its appearance, the economic climate already made it fairly difficult to own a reputable new car under R200k. Forward to 2022 and the economic situation is even more eye-watering. Yet, Suzuki SA has managed to re-launch their S-Presso with several upgrades, with the most expensive S-Presso model at R199 900.

Suzuki states that the S-Presso has no target market. It is a car to be enjoyed by all ages and all types of individuals.

Let’s cut to the chase. The previous S-Presso model housed a 1-litre fuel-injected engine, with a claimed fuel consumption of 4.9L / 100km. Thanks to a 27L fuel tank and a 750kg weight, it was capable of a 551km range.

The new S-Presso model in turn, houses Suzuki’s new 1.0 litre Dualjet engine, fitted with two injectors per cylinder. We first experienced this engine in the new Celerio model and were astonished by its real-world fuel efficiency of 5.1 litres / 100km. Suzuki claim that this engine, within the S-Presso, will deliver a consumption of 4.6 litres per 100km. The Automated Manual Transmission models is capable of an even better figure of 4.4 litres / 100km.

With this, the new S-Presso models also include a Stop / Start system, which results in the engine saving more fuel during standstill.

Is it safe?

With fuel-efficiency giving the S-Presso one out of three marks thus far, Suzuki also ramped up its safety features to add another tick.

The new S-Presso features Electronic Stability Control (ESP), ABS, childproof rear door locks, rear park sensors, two airbags, and Hill Hold Control for the AMT models. Similar to other Suzuki models, the new S-Presso also uses the HEARTECT platform, which combines lighter yet stronger materials to strengthen the cabin.

All S-Presso’s are also fitted with ISOFIX points.

Is it capable?

Well, yes. The new S-Presso might have the same 49kW (at 5500 rpm) and 89Nm (at 3500 rpm) as before, but the new S-Presso certainly has more abilities with a ground clearance of 181mm, as well as new 14-inch alloy wheels (on the GL+ and S-Editions).

Each model also comes with a full-sized spare, which is rare in this vehicle category.

Apart from the exterior, the new S-Presso (GL+ Edition) also boasts with a 7” infotainment touchscreen system (with the latest app connections). The S-edition in turn features a larger 9” infotainment system, with a high-resolution screen and reverse camera.

The complete S-Presso range offers Bluetooth, a multi-purpose steering wheel, central locking, electric (front) windows, air conditioning and power steering.

And the price?

The S-Presso range consists of five different models, each sold with a 2 year / 30 000km service plan, and a 5 year / 200 000km promotional mechanical warranty.

  • 1.0L GL 5 Manual        R162 900
  • 1.0 GL 5 AMT               R176 900
  • 1.0 GL+ 5 Manual        R169 000
  • 1.0GL+ 5AMT               R183 900
  • 1.0 S-Edition 5MT       R185 900
  • 1.0 S-Edition 5 AMT   R199 900

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