A couple of days back, a few rendering images made it to the internet which very convincingly claimed that the upcoming YRA could be a hatchback derived from the Ciaz sedan. But that does not seem to be the case. New spyshots have now emerged which reveal that the upcoming premium hatchback from Maruti Suzuki sports an all-new design and does not look like the Ciaz at all.
At the front, you have a small honeycomb mesh grille section with the Suzuki logo and a chrome strip running across below the grille up to the headlamps. Air dams are conventional looking horizontal slats. Round fog lamps are recessed into the front bumpers. The car also sports a LED DRL section between the fog lamp and the air dam, which none of the Maruti products currently on sale have. Headlamps however have an uncanny resemblance to those on the Swift.
The car has subtle crease lines on the bonnet and also on the side profile on both the doors. ORVMs are now mounted on the doors and not on the A-pillar. From this picture, we can assume that the car seen is not a top end version since it lacks alloy wheels, turn indicators on ORVMs, body mouldings etc. The overall profile looks longer than the Swift and the car will surely slot in a notch above. This will then lead into a price competition between the Dzire and the YRA; as to which car offers more value.
The Swift, compared to the Volkswagen Polo or the Hyundai Elite i20 lacked heavily on the glam quotient; but Maruti will cater to this with the YRA. Expect the car to be loaded with all the bells and whistles and as has been the case with Maruti cars off late, best in class fuel efficiency as well.
Engines expected are 1.2L and 1.4L petrol, and a 1.3L diesel motor.
Source – ACI