The upcoming 2015 Maruti YRA premium hatchback has been rendered, and gives a fair idea how the car will actually end up looking. To be positioned above the Swift in the Maruti food chain, the new YRA premium will lock horns with the newly launched Hyundai Elite i20.
The car gets completely new styling all around, with the front getting an unique U-shaped grille unlike any other Maruti we’ve ever seen. The head-lamps bear a striking resemblance to the ones on the Swift though, while the mildly aggressive front bumper packs a couple of vertically placed, awkwardly shaped DRL strips. The rest of the car looks very grown-up and European- as it has to impress the boys from across the sea as well. The waistline is high-set, while the rear windscreen is quite raked and swooping, and the whole posterior of the YRA somehow reminds one of the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback (refer gallery below). Apart from that, the top-end YRA will come with LED infused tail lights, 15 inch, multi-spoke alloy wheels, chromed door handles, chrome trimmings below the windows and the rear windscreen, while the basic versions seem to skip these aforementioned exterior embellishments.
Feature-wise, the top-end variants will 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. The Maruti Suzuki YRA should finish under 4 meters and get the same 1.2-liter petrol and 1.3-liter diesel engines from the Swift, apart from a new 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine (speculative). The European versions should get a 1.4 liter petrol motor.
The European showcase of the YRA will take place in less than two months from now at the Geneva Motor Show. However, an Indian launch is expected in the second half of this year.
Rendering courtesy: alvolante
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