Maruti Suzuki YRA hatchback – first photo surfaces online!

Hey friends – the first photo of the all-new hatchback from Maruti Suzuki (Codename: YRA) has found its way online! The YRA will be positioned above the Swift in Suzuki’s global line-up and will compete directly with the Hyundai Elite i20 which has also moved a sub-segment higher. This new model is expected to be launched globally next-year.

From the spy picture, it is evident that YRA hatchback sports an all-new design and does not look like the Ciaz from any angle. Last-week, a few rendering pictures made-way 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.

maruti-suzuki-yra-hatchback-spy-pictureMaruti Suzuki YRA hatchback reveals front-end design.

Looking at the design it is safe to assume that Suzuki has played it safe with the YRA’s styling and has continued with the family-look first seen on the Swift. On the front, you have a headlamp cluster lifted straight from the Swift and placed at far corners, alongside the wide grille with a small honeycomb mesh grille section possessing the Suzuki logo. The front bumper gets traditional styling with a wide air-intake inlet, fog lamp inserts and vertical Daytime-Running Lamps (DRLs).

What’s to note? Well, this is for the-first-time in India Maruti Suzuki could provide standard DRLs in India. The side profile of the YRA hatchback gets rising crease lines and door mounted wing mirrors derived from the Suzuki S-Cross. While the test mules seen abroad have large alloy wheels and turn-indicators on the wing mirrors, the test mule seen here is equipped with smaller steel wheels and no indicators on the wing mirrors.

Maruti YRA is expected to be powered by the Fiat sourced 1.3-litre MultiJet 90 PS diesel engine currently seen in the Ciaz and 1.2-litre or 1.4-litre K-Series petrol engines. Also there are rumours of the YRA expensive variants getting the new 1.5-liter diesel engine, and the 1-liter turbocharged petrol engine.

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