Maruti's global hatchback (Codenamed YRA), is the trending topic of town for the last couple of months, and it seems like shutterbugs are utilizing the every possible moment to reveal the details of the premium hatch every now and then. While we are reporting about every spy images emerging of the hatchback, including some clear uncamouflaged shots few days back. But now, YRA is back again with fresh shots of the exteriors, but this time more clear and undisguised.
In previous news we reported that the spy shots were of a left-hand-drive car which seems to be imported from Europe for R&D purposes, and now the fresh shots are from an Airport yard, where the car is waiting to be loaded or being unloaded. Since the images are more clear this time, the looks of the car can be understood now.
On the design front, the YRA will borrow most of the elements from the Swift, such as the swept back headlamps, V-shaped honeycomb front grille, front bumper with large air dampers and conventional fog lamps. The most noticeable change though, is a large chrome strip, running with the perimeter of the grille and vertical daytime running lights. On the side profile, the rear view mirror's (ORVMs) are now placed on the doors instead of the A-pillar and will don chrome door handles; but surprisingly. The rear reminds of the current Volkswagen Polo and will have a chrome strip running beneath the glass.
Inside the cabin, the YRA hatchback boasts an all black dashboard with silver accents. The instrument cluster of the hatchback comprises of two dials and a multi-information display. The centre console has an updated infotainment system which is flanked by vertical A/C vents on the sides. The A/C and infotainment controls show a fresh design language.
The YRA hatchback will come with both petrol and diesel fuel trims. It is widely speculated that it may borrow its engines in both fuel trims from the Ciaz sedan, hence in-housing a 1.4L petrol motor and 1.3L diesel motor. The transmission will be manual with no future possibility of an automatic, since Maruti is sticking the automatics to small cars only.
Maruti YRA hatchback would be placed in the B+ segment of cars in India and it will directly take on the likes of Hyundai Elite i20 and upcoming Honda Jazz.
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