Maruti Suzuki YRA spied with minimal camouflage
Maruti Suzuki`s next product to be launched in India after the S-Cross would be the YRA premium hatchback. The YRA has been spotted testing recently sans camouflage, revealing it`s exteriors. Except for black tapes on the headlights, taillamps and badges the car is devoid of any disguise.
From the images it is evident that the Maruti Suzuki YRA is quite a long car. In fact the YRA will be the longest, wisest and lightest hatchback in its segment. It is based on Suzuki`s next generation platform which has helped in the car shedding considerable weight. The YRA`s styling is quite contemporary and stylish. Its free flowing design has a European touch with a tapering roofline at the rear end. The car`s design strikes a fine balance between a hatchback and a station wagon. The swept back front headlights and trough shaped grille with chrome detailing give it an upmarket look. Maruti could have done a better job with the grille by adding chrome slats to make the front more appealing.
The YRA production prototype features DRLs integrated with the projector headlights. Stylish 16 inch alloy wheels adorn the test mule which also points to the fact that this could be a top spec variant.
The interiors of the vehicle are still a mystery as Maruti has closely guarded the interiors from the prying eyes of photographers. It is expected to be very spacious with class leading features. The top variants of the YRA hatchback will be equipped with keyless entry, start-stop button, climate control, reverse parking camera, Bluetooth, steering mounted controls, airbags, ABS and EBD.
Powering the Maruti YRA will be a 1.0 litre, 3-cylinder, BoosterJet turbocharged petrol motor. The motor features the latest technology and is a modified version of the KB10 petrol motor found in Maruti`s small cars. Diesel power comes from the tried and tested 1.3 litre DDiS mill which churns out 90 PS of power. Both the engines will be tweaked for fuel efficiency and this will be one of the USP`s of the YRA.
With a Maruti badge, fuel efficient engines, spacious cabin and good looks the YRA could give its competition sleepless nights. Expected to be launched by the end of 2015 or early 2016 it`s most important rival would be the Elite i20 which is the current segment leader.
Images Credit – Gaadiwaadi