Maruti YBA rendering suggests tough competition for Ford EcoSport
Upcoming Maruti YBA compact SUV will have the sole mission of taking on Ford EcoSport, upcoming Tata Nexon, Mahindra S101, Volkswagen Taigun, Hyundai ix25 and the like, apart from posing as affordable and practicable urban product in sub-4 metre length.
Taking design cues from Suzuki iv-4 concept crossover put on show at 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and Maruti XA Alpha showcased at 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, Maruti Suzuki YBA was expected to turn up to be a looker, but certainly that wouldn’t be the case judging from recent spy shots and this rendering. This car resembles 2015 Suzuki Vitara compact crossover, set to go on sale in European markets in the current year quarter, but doesn’t look all that sophisticated. Suzuki Vitara is the production version of Suzuki iv-4 concept.
Anyway, according to media reports, Maruti YBA will be based on improvised version of Swift’s platform. It would receive the same set of engines powering Maruti Swift, comprising of 1.2 litre K-Series petrol and 1.3 litre DDIS diesel engines. There is a slight chance of 1.5 litre Fiat sourced engine sitting inside the YBA instead of the aforementioned 1.3 litre.
Rendering – CarToq