The India bound Maruti YRA (codename) “premium” hatchback will be previewed by the Suzuki iK-2 Concept, that was teased last month. Now, before it’s global premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March, the iK-2 Concept has been leaked, courtesy a blurry image from @SuzukiCars Instagram page. Suzuki says the iK-2 is “an ideal compact car” with “Harmonised Force” as its central theme. The iK-2, according to Suzuki “raises compact car values to the limit”.
Observations from the same:
- Though we’ve already seen most of the YRA inside out courtesy spy images, this concept features slightly different, more aggressive bumper-work and a different, much cooler set of headlamps.
- On the production version though, the head-lamps bear a striking resemblance to the ones on the Swift, with the large, continuous air-dam from the concept having been toned down.
- The profile of the car looks very grown-up and European, with a high-set waistline and muscled arches.
- The swoopy rear reminds one of the Subaru Impreza hatchback.
- Apart from that, the top-end YRA could come with a blacked out A pillars, LED tail lamps, 15″multi spoke alloy wheels, chromed door handles, chrome trimmings below the windows and the rear windscreen, while the basic versions might skip these aforementioned exterior embellishments.
What to expect?
Suzuki iK-2 rendering
The Maruti Suzuki YRA should finish under 4 metres and benefit from a new 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine, apart from the 1.3-liter, national diesel engine. The European versions should get a 1.4 liter petrol motor. The YRA is expected to make it’s Indian debut sometime this next year, possibly ahead of it’s European debut.
The top-end variants should get automatic climate control, reverse parking sensors, ABS, ESP and dual front airbags as part of standard kit. The Smart Play infotainment system from the Ciaz could also be offered on the YRA (still to be named) premium hatchback in India.
Stay tuned for more information on the new Suzuki iK-2 Concept when it gets unveiled on March 3, at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.