Maruti Suzuki’s upcoming premium hatchback, internally called YRA, has been spotted undergoing altitude testing in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. One of test mules seemed to be an entry-level version of the hatchback, as it sported basic black steel wheels instead of alloy wheels.
Though the test mules were enveloped in heavy camouflage, previous spy shots have shown that the YRA’s design draws inspiration from the Suzuki iK-2 Concept, which makes it look like an offspring of the old Kizashi and the S-Cross. The front gets a V-shaped chrome-lined grille with a honeycomb design. The petrol variants of the YRA will be available with either a 1.2-litre or a 1.4-litre K-series petrol engine, while the diesel variants will be offered with the 1.3-litre MultiJet unit. Power will be sent to the front wheels through a five-speed manual transmission, though we can safely expect Maruti Suzuki to offer an AMT gearbox in some variants.
We can expect the YRA to undercut its competition – the Volkswagen Polo, Honda Jazz and the Hyundai Elite i20, in terms of pricing. After the S-Cross crossover, the YRA will be the second Maruti Suzuki product to be sold exclusively through the company’s NEXA outlets.