Suzuki Philippines, Inc. (SPH) aims to capture the attention of car buyers with the much-anticipated arrival of the new Suzuki S-Presso AGS.
Ever since its initial debut in 2020, the S-Presso quickly became a fan favorite, solidifying its position as one of SPH’s top-selling models. Garnering an impressive 1,930 units sold in its first year alone, it undoubtedly struck a chord with Filipino car buyers. However, there was one persistent demand that echoed throughout the market: an automatic transmission option for the S-Presso.
Now, stepping into the year 2023, SPH has responded to the clamor of Filipino car buyers by introducing the Suzuki S-Presso AGS. But that’s not all—SPH has also incorporated exciting new technologies and exclusive features that will surely make the hatchback even more enticing. In fact, the S-Presso AGS boasts an amenity that is not available in its larger sibling, the Celerio.
Starting with the exterior, the updated S-Presso retains its distinctive and eye-catching design. The GL MT and GL AGS variants share several exterior elements, such as halogen headlamps, a black front lower bumper, body-colored door handles, and rear combination lamps. The hatchback’s stylish appearance is further accentuated by the 14-inch alloys and a sleek black front grille. Available in four vibrant colors—Fire Red, Sizzle Orange, White, and Metallic Granite Gray—the S-Presso exudes an aura of modernity and fun.
Inside the cabin, the S-Presso maintains its comfortable and functional layout. Although there are no significant revisions, the combination of vinyl and fabric seats, along with the intuitive control placement, provides a pleasant driving experience.
However, one notable enhancement is the updated head unit, which now supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This technological upgrade ensures seamless connectivity and allows drivers to effortlessly integrate their smartphones for navigation, music, and other applications.
Moreover, the S-Presso AGS variant stands out with its electronic power-adjustable side mirrors, offering convenience and precise control for optimal visibility. The hatchback also impresses with its ample cargo space of 239 liters, which can be further expanded by folding down the rear seats to accommodate larger items.
When it comes to technology and safety, the 2023 S-Presso takes a leap forward. The inclusion of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto brings enhanced connectivity options, enabling drivers to stay connected and access their favorite apps while on the move. Additionally, the S-Presso AGS variant boasts an exclusive feature—an innovative hill hold control system. This advanced technology prevents the vehicle from rolling back on a downhill slope after coming to a stop, providing peace of mind for drivers navigating challenging terrains.
Safety is a paramount consideration, and the S-Presso does not disappoint. Both variants come equipped with SRS front dual airbags, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), rear parking sensors, and a new Electronic Stability Program (ESP). These features combine to ensure the utmost safety and stability on the road.
Under the hood, the S-Presso is powered by the new 1.0-liter K10C gasoline engine, delivering an impressive 67 horsepower and 90 Nm of torque. Thanks to the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) system and Engine Automatic Start-Stop (EASS) technology, this engine offers improved fuel efficiency, aligning with the growing demand for eco-friendly vehicles.
Notably, the flagship S-Presso AGS variant introduces the Intelligent Shift Control Actuator, a groundbreaking feature that replaces the traditional torque converter found in most automatic transmissions. This Intelligent Shift Control Actuator optimizes the shifting and clutch operations, further enhancing the vehicle’s fuel efficiency and performance.
In terms of pricing, the 2023 Suzuki S-Presso GLS is offered at Php 660,000, making it Php 40,000 more than its manual counterpart. This competitive pricing ensures that the S-Presso AGS remains an attractive option for car buyers, considering the array of features and advanced technologies it brings to the table.
As the new Suzuki S-Presso AGS graces the Philippine market, it brings with it a wave of excitement and anticipation. With its refreshed exterior, upgraded interior, cutting-edge technology, and enhanced safety features, the S-Presso AGS is set to captivate the hearts of Filipino car buyers.