Suzuki S-Presso COTM

Ah, the Suzuki S-Presso, you’ve seen it on the road countless times, and we've featured it in numerous articles and reviews. Most of the owner’s reviews on the AutoDeal site are chock full of praise for the pint-sized hatchback. First-time owners and veteran drivers alike, something about the S-Presso draws them in and makes them love it.

At this point, you may be wondering, "Why is such a basic car so popular in the Philippines?" In this article, we'll spotlight the S-Presso and explore what makes this pint-sized hatchback so good, that people from all walks of life are raving about it.

No need to search far for our first point: the S-Presso is a simple car. It has a simple design, a simple interior, heck, it even has a simple powertrain—a three-cylinder non-turbo gasoline engine paired with either a five-speed manual or an AGS transmission.

In terms of looks, let’s not kid ourselves, the S-Presso won’t run away with the crown in a beauty contest any time soon. But, then again, it doesn’t have to. It’s a small car with cute proportions, so if you’re looking for supermodel-like curves you’re in the wrong place. 

Suzuki S-Presso Wheels

This simplicity in design and build resonates with a lot of Filipinos. The boxy S-Presso and its semi-rugged stance are qualities that give drivers the confidence to tackle the roads of Metro Manila. Furthermore, its compact dimensions make it nippy and agile in narrow streets, plus, the three-cylinder burble can provide fun when you try and wring it. It’s a spritely car that can give a dose of delight, even when you’re not going fast.

S-Presso Engine

For our next point, we turn to high fuel prices. We’re all feeling the squeeze of the constantly rising fuel prices and we’re all looking for a vehicle that can do it all, easy to park, spacious, and sips fuel. Whether you’re using the manual transmission variant or the AGS, the S-Presso returns excellent fuel efficiency figures whether you’re on the highway or in city traffic.

Most of us won’t ever need more than five seats in our day-to-day commute, so having a car that can achieve 20 km/l on the highways and 14 km/l in city traffic is a godsend with today’s fuel prices.

Not convinced by the fuel efficiency figures, maybe the S-Presso’s price tag can sway you. At the time of writing, the S-Presso MT is priced at P620,000 while the AGS variant comes in at P660,000. 

For that amount of money, you get a practical hatchback with a fuel-efficient engine that has a tall ride height. Don’t think you will also lose on tech because both variants of the S-Presso come standard with a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity. Plus, safety features include stability control, dual SRS airbags, and rear parking sensors. Making it one of the most value-packed vehicles you can get for your money right now.

This accessible price point combined with its decent amount of features and size makes the S-Presso a compelling buy. Whether you’re a driver who’s just learning the ropes of driving or a seasoned veteran who wants a smaller car, the S-Presso can match and even exceed your expectations.

If you're eager to own a new S-Presso, check out the Suzuki S-Presso Car Guide and connect with a professional Suzuki sales agent near you today on Take the first step towards owning your new car with AutoDeal.

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