We reported in detail when the upcoming YL1 sedan from Maruti Suzuki was recently spotted testing in Gurgaon. The YL1 sedan is essentially a Maruti SX4 replacement and would be launched in late 2014. The YL1 sedan will be based on the Ertiga’s platform and is likely to share many components with the MPV and Swift hatchback.
The exterior styling of the YL1, nay, the SX4 replacement, will be similar to that of the Suzuki Authentics concept, which was unveiled in Shanghai some months back.
Unlike what the earlier speculations suggested, the YL1 sedan won’t be a Toyota Corolla rival and would instead completely replace the SX4. This means that the car will rival the Honda City, the Hyundai Verna, the Volkswagen Vento and the likes. The car will go on sale in India with the same set of engines that power the Ertiga. However, we do expect the 1.3 DDiS diesel engine to be replaced by the upcoming Suzuki 1.4 litre diesel engine at a later stage.
It is being said that the YL1′s interiors would carry many bits from those of the SX4 and the Ertiga. We expect the car to sport a similar steering wheel, knobs and aircon vents. The equipment list of the YL1 sedan would consist of 15 inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, push button start, puddle lamps and leather seats.
In typical Maruti Suzuki fashion, the car will be launched in L, V and Z variants.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the upcoming Maruti Suzuki YL1 sedan.