Report – Maruti YRA hatchback to use 1.0L turbo-petrol engine

Posted on: Mar 27, 2014 - 12:44pm IST

Maruti’s upcoming premium hatchback, codenamed YRA, will be the first product from the brand to make use of a turbocharged petrol engine, reports Financial Express. In a bid to downsize its engines for better fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions, parent Suzuki will introduce the YRA with a turbo-petrol engine claiming an efficiency greater than 20 km/l.

Maruti Suzuki K Series engine
The engine in question is a 1.0-liter unit producing about 90 bhp.

Engineers are targeting a power output of about 90 bhp from this 1.0-liter engine. Production of the YRA will commence in India in the second half of 2015, and Maruti’s plants will be responsible for exporting the YRA to European markets apart from satisfying local demand.

Maruti would join the ranks of Fiat, VW, Ford and Tata, who already have (or have announced) turbocharged petrol engines in their lineup. The Linea T-Jet, Polo GT TSI, Vento TSI, EcoSport and the upcoming Tata Zest and Bolt are cars featuring this technology in the sub-10 lakh price range. Mahindra on their part are working on a new range of petrol engines which are reported to feature turbocharging technology as well.

Tata Bolt launch images engine
Tata’s newly announced Revotron engine will be seen powering the Zest and Bolt.

Apart from the turbocharged petrol engine, Maruti is also developing its own diesel engine family. The first self-developed Maruti diesel engine will be used in a LCV codenamed Y9T.

[Source – Financial Express]

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2 thoughts on “Report – Maruti YRA hatchback to use 1.0L turbo-petrol engine

  1. sid says:

    now this is going to lead to a crisis…….the next gen swift is surely going to be longer.. about 3940 mm, going by how its length has been increasing,… in such a situation, it would be difficult to make a compact saloon out of it….. and now that honda and hyundai are deriving their compact saloons from a+ segment hatches , what suzuki needs is a genuine grand i10 , brio etc competitor , a strong reliable and innovative replacement to the ritz, which can not only increase suzuki’ s appeal in europe but also fend off the amaze and xcent……. the swift can and must be moved further up, just below the polo i20 and jazz……. a b segment utopia……. the i20 jazz and swift and their similarly priced compact saloon cousins ……..

  2. Amartya Ghosh says:

    Maruti should have gone the HCCI (Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition) route instead, the benefits being low emissions, high efficiency, and stratospheric power-weight ratio. Difficult to believe Suzuki have done no R&D to that effect keeping those obvious benefits in mind.


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