The boffins at Team-BHP have made quite a discovery by successfully digging out information on the upcoming YL1 sedan from Maruti Suzuki. It is being said that this car could very well replace the not-so-popular SX4 sedan. The SX4 sedan replacement, which has been codenamed as the YL1, could be launched in late 2014.
It is being said that the YL1 will share its platform with the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga MPV, whose platform is in-turn based on the Swift’s platform. There are good chances that the Maruti Suzuki YL1’s design will borrow plenty of cues from that of the Suzuki AuthenticS concept that was unveiled in Shanghai earlier this year.
There are good chances that the YL1 sedan would also borrow the 1.4 Liter K-Series petrol motor and the 1.3 liter Multijet VGT turbo equipped oil burner from the Ertiga. All this means that, unlike what was being said earlier, the car won’t be positioned as an entry level D segment sedan and would instead continue to battle it out against the Honda City, the Hyundai Verna, the VW Vento and the likes.
There are good chances that the YL1’s interiors would be seen borrowing many bits from both the SX4 and the Ertiga and we expect the car to feature a similar steering wheel and aircon vents.
The features list of the YL1 is likely to include 15 inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, push button start, puddle lamps and leather seats.
It isn’t yet known if the YL1 would totally replace the SX4 or if it would be sold alongside the fast ageing sedan. The YL1 sedan would be slightly pricier than the YL1 but we feel that modern engines, fresh design and a longer equipment list could very well justify the higher price tag.