Next gen Maruti SX4 (YL1) spotted on tests again

Posted on: Oct 17, 2013 - 12:37pm IST

The Maruti YL1 sedan, the replacement to the SX4, was spotted testing in Gurgaon by Saugat Sanyal of Based on the Suzuki Authentics Concept showcased at Auto Shanghai 2013, the C-Segment sedan has notably grown in size.

Maruti YL1 bonnet
The YL1, like the next gen Alto (YL7), is a complete re-think/redo.

According to a report on Team BHP, the YL1 would offer the existing mix of engines – petrol and diesel, and manual and automatic gearbox options.

Going by previous spyshots, the interiors would be vastly better than the current car in design, fit, finish and quality. Top-end variants would have all common safety features such as dual airbags, ABS and EBD.

Maruti YL1 rear
Likely to be available on the market from the second half of next year, the YL1, in space, features and comfort, would be competitive to the Hyundai Verna, VW Vento and the Nissan Sunny.

The YL1 sedan would retain the high ground clearance of the current model. The rear legroom would rival the Nissan Sunny, and some of the interior parts would be borrowed from the Ertiga for controlling cost. It is reported that the Ertiga’s 1.4-liter K-Series petrol engine and the 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet turbo diesel engine would be the two engines on offer.

Maruti YL1 spied

Variants would follow the usual nomenclature (LXi, LDi, VXi, VDi, ZXi and ZDi) with the top-end model receiving 16-inch wheels. Hydraulic engine mounts and extensive use of sound proofing materials have decreased the NVH levels significantly, according to insiders who spoke to Team BHP.

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3 thoughts on “Next gen Maruti SX4 (YL1) spotted on tests again

  1. Hitin suri says:

    Will there be diesel automatic too ?

  2. DRG says:

    I thought they would have reduced the ground clearance a bit.. so that it would complete with Honda city and be a good alternative..

  3. kd says:

    Why just 1.3 ltr Diesel, MSIL had a tie up with Fiat for getting 1.6 ltr MJD engines, when would that gonna happen? Even suzuki is also wokring on developing its own Diesel engines. Current SX4 has lost its sheen and appeal because of underpowered 1.3 ltr engine under its hood, it could not justify the expecatation of a consumer, who is buying a full sedan but with an underpowered Diesel engine. When someone spend Rs. 1000k expect good performance and appeal in return. Which is missing in current version. MSIL is reapeating the same mistake.


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