Showcased at 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March this year as a concept, Maruti YRA has been spotted on the streets of Manchester, UK. This is the first time that the car has been spied outside of India.
Set for launch in Europe later this year, the new Suzuki iK-2 (the name of the concept at Geneva Show), will be manufactured in India. Here, Maruti Suzuki, a subsidiary of Suzuki will take care of manufacturing the new premium hatchback. For the first year, the aim is to produce 80,000 cars, of that 5,000 will be exported to Japan, 43,000 units to Europe and South East Asian countries, while 32,000 will be allotted for India.
Maruti Suzuki YRA will receive a range of petrol and diesel engine options. But, only one option for now has been officially confirmed, and this one is their new 1.0 liter three cylinder direct injection turbocharged BoosterJet engine. This new Suzuki engine delivers enhanced fuel efficiency and more power than a four cylinder. Apart from this, YRA is also expected to get a 1.2 liter K12B petrol and 1.3 liter DDis diesel engine.
Suzuki YRA (Suzuki iK-2) concept was seen sporting dimensions of 4,023 mm length, 1,920 mm width, 1,450 mm height while it sits on a wheelbase of 2,520 mm. This means that it will not be able to benefit from the under 4 meter subsidy on offer by Indian government.
Features on offer include cruise control, keyless entry, push button start, power folding mirrors and 2 airbags along with ABS and EBD. Infotainment was offered via a 2DIN audio system on the base model and touchscreen display on the top end model.
Once launched, the new Maruti YRA will rival the likes of Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo and Hyundai i20 in India as well as international markets.