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Maruti Suzuki YRA starts testing in India

Maruti Suzuki YRA starts testing in India
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Maruti’s answer to the premium hatchback space, the YRA, has started testing on Indian soil. Expected to launch in 2015, the YRA will rival the Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo and the upcoming Honda Jazz.

Powering the hatchback will be a 1.2L petrol and a 1.3L diesel motor. A 1.4L petrol motor is a possibility. Reports also suggest that the car could weigh 90 kg lesser than the Swift. That would be ridiculously light as the Swift itself is a very light hatchback. Suspension setup and driving dynamics are also expected to focus more on comfort.


  • Noticeably different from all Maruti products currently on sale, fresh design
  • Honeycomb mesh front grille extending towards the headlamps
  • Headlamps look slightly similar to those on the Swift, but have their share of differences
  • Round fog lamps in a plastic housing
  • Regular, horizontal air dams
  • Turn indicator mounted on power folding ORVM
  • Side body moulding
  • Chrome door handles
  • Gloss black B & C pillar
  • Noticeable rear quarter glass
  • 16″ rim size
  • Rear wash and wipe
  • Spoiler on the rear windscreen
  • Small tail lamp unit, doesn’t look like an LED unit
  • Reflectors on the rear bumper
  • Much bigger boot space than the Swift
  • Flat dashboard top
  • Big infotainment screen in the centre
  • Centre console in silver shade
  • Automatic climate control
  • Blue and white backlit instrument cluster
  • MID in the instrument cluster

What’s inside:

  • Steering wheel with audio and telephone controls, probably cruise control as well
  • Silver centre console
  • Automatic climate control
  • Dual din stereo head unit
  • Vertical AC vents in the centre
  • Engine start / stop button
  • 2-pot instrument cluster
  • MID in the instrument cluster
  • Leather wrapped, much better looking gear knob
  • Automatic gear stick suggests a petrol automatic variant
  • All-black interiors
  • Black and grey seat upholstery
  • Driver armrest with storage
  • Storage bin ahead of the gear stick
  • 5 adjustable neck restraints
  • No rear seat centre armrest
  • Rear defogger
  • Reverse parking camera

The YRA could be globally revealed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, in March.

Pricing is expected to be in the range of Rs. 5.5 – 8.5 lakh