Maruti Suzuki is currently working on a replacement for the SX4 sedan. Dubbed the YL1, the car is scheduled for a launch in India next year. The exterior reveals that the car has incorporated design cues from the China specific Suzuki’s Authentic S concept with sharp creases and modern styling.
On a first glance, the car distinguishes itself from the SX4 quite evidently. The facia displays a prominent chrome grille and an extended headlamp cluster along with an all-new bumper. The side is defined by a prominent crease along the door handle flowing towards the tail lamp. The boot gets a mini lip spoiler to add a sporty touch to the otherwise conservative design.
The car will most definitely be offered with both petrol and diesel power plants, with the 1.4-litre K-Series petrol and the Fiat sourced 1.3-litre multijet Diesel being the obvious choices. The five-speed manual gearbox from the SX4 will also make it way to the new model, though an automatic top end variant is also likely to be available.
The Hyundai Verna currently dominates the C2 segment sedans in India and sells close to 10 times the units as compared to the SX4. Hence a model replacement makes logical sense considering that Maruti Suzuki’s rivals are slowly but surely making inroads into their massive share in the mass market segment.