Maruti is adding another model to its growing India-line up, this time, a premium hatchback which is expected to take on the likes of the new Hyundai i20 and upcoming Honda Jazz.
This new hatchback (Codename: YRA) is a global model and has been spotted testing in Europe as well earlier. This new set of spy photos show the car in its production guise and reveals more details on its rear styling. The Maruti YRA, unlike the usual hatchbacks we’ve seen from Maruti, breaks the norm of the upright C-pillar look. Its rear slopes down and ends in a steeply raked windscreen. The YRA's side reveals pronounced haunches and a window line that rises towards the rear. One can easily make out the YRA will be much wider than the Swift and longer too. The overall look of the YRA is surely fresh for a Maruti but does look a bit unexciting.
Up front, the headlamps are placed at far corners and the wide grille is expected to get Suzuki’s honeycomb treatment. New here for Suzuki is the V-shape chrome-surround at the bottom. The front bumper gets conservative styling with a wide air-intake inlet, fog lamp inserts and vertical daytime-running lamps. What’s to note is that Maruti, for the first time in India, could provide standard daytime-running lamps. Also to note are large alloy wheels which lend the car an upmarket look.
The Maruti YRA is expected to be powered by a 1.2 and 1.4-litre petrol and the 1.3-litre diesel motors.
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