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Upcoming Maruti Suzuki compact SUV gets spied for the first time

Maruti compact SUV

When launched the Maruti YBA compact SUV will compete with the Ford Ecosport.

India`s largest car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki has launched its new car attack to further reinstate its leading position and to grab more market share. The Indo-Japanese car major certainly had a good time in the current year after a long market slump. This year, Maruti launched two entirely new car models in India in the form of the Celerio compact hatchback and the Ciaz mid-sized sedan. Both these global models from Maruti Suzuki have been instant runaway successes. Going forward Maruti is all ready to launch a slew of more new cars in the domestic Indian market.

We already know of some of these new upcoming Maruti cars including the latest buzz, the codenamed YRA premium hatchback that is going to precede the segment leader Swift. However, the most exciting of all is probably the upcoming compact SUV from Maruti which is going to have a head-on fight with the massively popular Ford EcoSport. Similar to the Ciaz, the upcoming compact SUV is also an extremely important launch for Maruti, as the car maker does not have a good foothold in the segment. While the Ciaz has given a superb start for Maruti in the premium C-segment of India, the company is now aiming to make its own mark in the increasingly popular compact SUV segment. After a lot of speculations, Maruti Suzuki’s sub-4 meter baby SUV has finally come into light and it is codenamed as the YBA SUV. The new Maruti Suzuki YBA compact SUV has got spied for the very first time and it seemed to be almost production ready.

The entirely new Maruti Suzuki baby SUV will be sub-4 metres in length, and will come with an aggressive exterior design. It is expected to get a spare wheel attached to its tailgate, though the spied prototype model does not flaunt an exterior spare wheel. The upcoming Maruti Suzuki YBA seems to have been heavily inspired by the Suzuki iV-4 SUV concept. While the stunning iV-4 concept has already given birth to the new much larger Suzuki Vitara premium SUV in the European market, the YBA will a compact urban SUV. The new SUV model gets the same large gaping lower air dam, tapered window line and angular tail lights of the iV-4 concept. The YBA, albeit comes with many changes and toned down features such as a simpler grille with horizontal slats. The YBA’s styling can be termed as a nice fusion of rugged and sporty which should make it a great urban SUV that can give a tough fight to the Ford EcoSport. The Maruti Suzuki YBA compact SUV will be equipped with the company’s existing engine line. And similar to the Ciaz and the upcoming YRA premium hatchback, the YBA is also expected to be loaded with all the bells and whistles. According to the sources, Maruti Suzuki could introduce the production version of the YBA compact SUV at the 2016 Auto Expo, and the vehicle might be christened as the Maruti iV-4.

Source – Autocar