Maruti’s upcoming B-segment hatchback – which we’ve been referring to as the YRA Global Small Car so far – has been sighted in unknown location by folks at Team-BHP and have now managed to get a clear shot of the interior.
Codenamed YRA, this is a premium hatchback to compete against the Hyundai Elite i20 and upcoming Honda Jazz. It was showcased in concept avatar as Suzuki iK-2 Concept at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 this-year and will be positioned above Swift offers more space and equipment compared to its smaller sibling. Being a premium hatch, the YRA will be sold exclusively through Maruti’s upcoming premium brand, Nexa dealerships.
The export-spec Left-Hand-Drive version snapped here gets sweptback headlamps with a V-shaped honeycomb grille with a chrome strip running resemblance to the ones on the Swift, while the mildly aggressive front bumper with a wide air-intake inlet, gets round fog lamps at both ends. Note the absence of the vertical Daytime-Running Lamps (DRLs).
The side profile gives the impression of German luxury hatchback with the sloping roof downwards towards the rear. At the rear, there is a roof-mounted spoiler and an antenna on the roof. There is a wiper for the rear windscreen and the rear bumper houses the reverse camera on the chrome lining. The YRA also gets multi-spoke alloy wheels, chrome window lining and chrome door handles.
We’ve already shown you a first view of the cabin earlier, but this time we have much clearer photos. This seems to be a different car from the one snapped earlier because it was the Right-Hand-Drive variant. Its all-black dashboard houses a silver accented centre console with touchscreen infotainment system, an upright instrumental binnacle and a multifunction steering borrowed from Swift. The gear knob mount also features silver accents.
The YRA seen here gets 5-speed manual transmission. Engine options are likely to get Fiat-source 1.3-litre diesel engine that is used in other Maruti vehicles. As far as petrol engines are concerned, the YRA will get a 1.0-litre, turbocharged petrol unit and a 1.2-litre petrol engine. As said earlier, Maruti has postpone the 1.5-litre diesel engine’s launch for 2018, thus, this engine could be used to power the YRA at a later date.
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