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Maruti Suzuki YRA caught testing, ready for early launch?

Maruti Suzuki YRA premium hatchback spyshots

Spy shots of the codename YRA testing have been leaked online. It will be launched in India under the Maruti Suzuki brand and is expected to launch next year. The company has tried very hard to keep the car a secret and under wraps, but spy pictures of the car testing has been snapped and leaked online. The codenamed YRA is slated to be positioned in between the Ciaz and Swift in Marutis portfolio. Its main competition will be the soon to be upgraded Honda Jazz and Hyundai Elite i20.

From pictures leaked online, a few key facts can be noted.

Maruti suzuki YRA spyshots

Styling

The YRA will be a long bulky hatch, which can be clearly seen from the long wheelbase and big rear bumpers. The car looks like a typical Maruti product. The headlight of the car has taken a cue from the swift, as they look very similar. The side profile is good with chrome accents on the handles and windows. The front grill has been extended and forms a V-shape. The back bumpers take up most of the space at the rear and the taillights are small, but well designed. The only drawback is the small back windows.

Maruti Suzuki YRA premium hatchback spyshots (2)

Engines

The Maruti Suzuki YRA will be powered by the 1.3 litre multi-jet diesel engine and the 1.2L/1.4L K-series petrol engine. Since the car is less than 4m of in length, it may only get the 1.2 litre petrol engine to enjoy tax benefits. The diesel engine will be tuned to offer more power output than the swift while the petrol engine`s performance is said to be the same. Rumour has it, a new 1 litre turbo petrol engine will also be launched, but we don`t know how true this is.

Technical upgrades.

No new technical upgrade to be offered. Most of the comfort and safety features are going to be borrowed from the Ciaz. Climate control, reversing camera, electronically adjustable side-mirrors, keyless entry, push button start/stop, ABS and EBD to be offered only on the high-end variants.

Conclusion

Maruti is known for its reliability and amazing after-sales service. The YRA should be decently priced, Maruti after all is known for its value for money products. In its portfolio, Maruti will place the YRA above the Swift, which means it will be more expensive than the swift. Expected to be launched in 2015, the car’s main competition would be the Volkswagen Polo, Hyundai Elite i20 and the refreshed Honda Jazz.

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