Maruti Suzuki Launches New Mini-SUV

Economy

New Delhi, Sept. 30 (Jiji Press)--Maruti Suzuki, an Indian subsidiary of Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp. <7269>, launched the S-Presso new mini-SUV on Monday.

Maruti Suzuki hopes the S-Presso will spur demand from young people, Chief Executive Officer Kenichi Ayukawa told a press conference in New Delhi.

The new model sets the driver's seat relatively high for better visibility and enhances strength against collisions. It also has a unique meter display inspired by sports watches.

The S-Presso starts at 369,000 rupees, making it highly competitive, a senior Maruti Suzuki official said.

The company plans to start shipping the new model to Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia in the next five to six months.

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