The new premium hatchback from India’s no 1 car maker, Maruti Suzuki India, is spied once again. But, unlike earlier times, when it was spied inside company plant, this time it has been spied on a public road.
This is the first time that the hatchback, which is codenamed YRA as of now, has been spied on a public road. Though completely covered in what looks like black paper (with wires dangling into the car’s cockpit from the engine bay), we do get a good look at the shiny new alloys which will be on offer with this premium hatch.
The alloys do look attractive and sporty, something we have not seen on a Maruti hatchback till date. As far as profile of the tyres is concerned, it should be 185/65 R14, which is a standard in this segment.
Front of the car reveals headlight cluster and fog lamps while rear reveals tail-light cluster. Considering that this the top-end variant (thanks to alloys), YRA headlight in India does not feature projector lamps or LEDs. Neither does the tail-lamp feature LEDs. The Suzuki iK-2 concept which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, had both, twin projector lamps with LEDs in front and LED tail-lamps.
To compete with segment leader, Hyundai Elite i20, these new spy shots also confirm that Maruti is benchmarking their YRA against the same.
Maruti YRA will be offered in a choice of petrol and diesel engine options. Petrol engine is expected to be the new Suzuki 3 cyl 1.0l boosterjet engine, while diesel will be the same Fiat sourced 1.3l mill, offering 90 PS power. Both variants will set benchmark in the segment, where fuel efficiency is concerned.
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