2022 Suzuki S-Presso

Suzuki launched its updated S-Presso budget car in South Africa. Image: Motorpress

Suzuki launches updated S-Presso for enticing R162 900 with new engine and more safety kit

Suzuki’s popular S-Presso entry-level hatchback has received a new engine and safety features including ESP.

2022 Suzuki S-Presso

Suzuki launched its updated S-Presso budget car in South Africa. Image: Motorpress

Suzuki launched its updated version of the S-Presso entry-level hatchback. First launched in 2020, the popular S-Presso model now features tweaked styling, and more importantly a Electronic Stability Programme and ISOFIX top and lower child restraint anchors.

Along with the newer version of the S-Presso comes the flagship S-Edition. The styling tweaks are contained to the front and rear bumpers of the S-Edition with silver-coloured bumper inserts and new silver detailing on the front bumper.

According to Motorpress, Suzuki has given the diminutive model more pep thanks to the addition of the 1.0-litre Dualjet from the Celerio. The power figures are a claimed 49kW and 89Nm and Suzuki claims five-speed manual version sips just 4.6-litres per 100km and the Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) version 4.4-litres per 100km.

To reduce fuel consumption Stop-Start technology is available as standard, the system switches off the engine when stationary and restarts it in less than a second when needed engaging the clutch in the manual version and releasing the brake in the automated manual model.

The interior of the S-Presso remains uncluttered with a centrally-mounted instrument cluster and infotainment system. Image: Motorpress

Step inside the compact that boasts 180mm of ground clearance and there are comfortable cloth-covered pews. The flagship S-Edition features a larger, 22cm infotainment system housed in a high-resolution screen. For the first time Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality is available. Another boon is the new reverse camera that is standard on the S-Edition.

Standard across the range is Bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted controls, central locking, front electric windows, air conditioning and power steering. The carmaker made a big fuss of the fact that its safety equipment has been upgraded with ESP, twin airbags standard on all models and Hill Hold Control added to AMT models.

Suzuki knows that with great power (and great fuel consumption) comes great responsibility and so it has fitted Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) to the entire range.

With a competitive starting price, we expect the S-Presso to continue performing well in the vehicle sales chart.

Pricing for the upgraded S-Presso 10 model range is as follows:

1.0 GL 5MT – R162 900
1.0 GL 5AMT – R176 900
1.0 GL+ 5MT – R169 900
1.5 GL+ 5AMT – R183 900
1.5 S-Edition 5MT – R185 900
1.5 S-Edition 5AMT – R199 900