It’s official. Suzuki Philippines has officially announced that they’ll be launching the all-new S-Presso and XL7 this month. To celebrate its impending arrival, these two vehicles with a crossover SUV-like design are offered with a discount when you pre-order one at your nearest Suzuki dealership from today until March 18, 2020.
The Suzuki XL7, called the Maruti Suzuki XL6 in India, is a more rugged version of the Suzuki Ertiga. Suzuki, however, claims that the XL7 has 200 unique components over the Ertiga, so it isn’t simply giving the Ertiga a taller ride height, adding a bit of body cladding–and then calling it a day. Some of these unique details include a revised front fascia that features a revised front bumper and a new grille with a horizontal bar running across it. Providing illumination are sharp automatic LED headlights with LED daytime running lights. The side profile largely carry unchanged, while the rear LED tail lights from the Ertiga are carried over into the XL7, though the tailgate sees some revisions, including a black treatment above the chrome garnish.
Likewise, the XL6’s interior remains fundamentally the same from the Ertiga, though Suzuki has implemented a host of material upgrades. The predominantly black interior gets trimmed with a faux carbon fiber-like design. Other changes include an automatic climate control system (which has also been added in the 2020 Ertiga) and a center armrest for the rear passengers.
Under the hood of the XL7 is the same 1.5-liter K15B inline-4 petrol engine powering the Ertiga, producing 104 hp and 138 Nm of torque. Only one variant will be sold, which is equipped with a 4-speed automatic and carries a price tag of P1,068,000 along with a P30,000 pre-order discount.
The other vehicle that Suzuki is launching is the S-Presso. Effectively replacing the Alto, the S-Presso is pegged to be the brand’s most affordable passenger car with its price tag of P518,000 along with a P15,000 pre-order discount. The Indian-built S-Presso is also not your typical entry-level small city car, having been given quite a number of rugged enhancements that effectively make the S-Presso a tiny crossover. Its tall ride height is complemented by a choice of eccentric colors, giving the S-Presso a very cheeky character.
It’s also the same story inside, as it carries quite a number of quirky design details, chief of which is its circular center stack housing the radio and instrument cluster. It’s also able to seat four people comfortably with its well-packaged interior.
The S-Presso will be powered by a 1.0-liter K10B inline-3 petrol engine, producing 68 hp and 90 Nm of torque. The only transmission option is a 5-speed manual.
Specs are not yet final as of the moment, so be sure to visit Go Flat Out to be updated with Suzuki’s latest product offerings.