Exterior of Maruti YRA has Swift-styled front fascia and an estate-styled side-rear profile (oddly reminding us of Fiat Palio), hinting at its spaciousness and utility quotient. The hatchback is pieced together with Swift inspired headlamps, bonnet, bumpers, and grille that is reminiscent of Nissan Sunny.
Side profile of Maruti YRA bears wing mirrors sprouting from the waste line, rather than its usual place on A-pillar. Steepened Day Light Opening (DLO) looks small for the size of car, but with blacked out door pillars, gives a casual appeal. Conforming to contemporary trend, higher end variants will wear chrome door handles and trims, while lower models will get those painted in body colour. Alloy wheels are of five-spoke structure, elevating the sportiness.
Rear facade gets large bumpers, protuberant tail lights and sloping hatch door with integrated lip spoiler in all variants. Boot space of this sub-4 metre looks expansive, hinting at possibility to win best in class award for the factor.
Interior of Maruti YRA comes with black dashboard, just like the Swift, with vertical AC vents and new In Car Entertainment system with touchscreen control buried in the centre console. Instrument cluster is jazzed up with scintillating white and blue lights, illuminating the twin dials and LCD multi-function display in between.
Powertrain options for Maruti Suzuki YRA will include 1.2 litre petrol and 1.3 litre diesel engines currently doing duty in Maruti Swift. For global market, chiefly in Europe, Suzuki YRA will get 1.4 litre petrol motor. Transmission options may include 4 speed automatic seen in Maruti Dzire, apart from expected 5-speed manual.
Suzuki YRA (codename) will be publicly unveiled in a global auto show next year. India launch can be expected to take place by end of 2015 fiscal year.
Via – MotorOctane