Maruti YBA sub-4m SUV caught testing in India – Spied

Posted on: Feb 9, 2015 - 10:19am IST

A launch at the 2016 Auto Expo seems viable.

Maruti’s sub-4 meter SUV, codenamed ‘YBA’, was snapped testing in India by GaadiWaadi. The Ford EcoSport rival is expected to go on sale in the country in early-2016, with a possible launch at the Auto Expo 2016.

Maruti YBA compact SUV spied
The YBA is reported to source power from a 1.5-liter diesel engine.

Meanwhile, parent Suzuki has announced the iM-4 mini SUV concept for the Geneva Motor Show which starts early next month. The iM-4 could serve as a design precursor to the YBA, with further styling cues expected to be derived from the iv-4 concept as well.

According to reports, the YBA will be powered by a new 1.5-liter diesel engine and a petrol engine which could be a 1.0-liter turbocharged unit or a 1.2-liter K-series motor. The compact SUV is reportedly based on the capable Swift’s platform.

Suzuki iM-4 concept for 2015 geneva motor show enhanced
The iM-4 concept could provide early insights for the YBA’s design.

Also read: Suzuki SX4 S-Cross diesel to get AMT this year in Europe

Prior to the launch of the YBA, Maruti plans on introducing the SX4 S-Cross crossover with reports claiming a launch in May this year. The YBA compact SUV will be positioned below the S-Cross, though it remains to be seen if Maruti offers 4WD on either of these models.

Competitors: VW Taigun, Ford EcoSport, Honda Brio-based SUV, Tata Nexon, Mahindra S101
Expected Price: INR 5-8 lakhs, ex-showroom
Expected launch Date: Q1 2016

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross – Image Gallery (Unrelated)

Maruti XA-Alpha (Concept) – Image Gallery

[Spyshot from GaadiWaadi]

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2 thoughts on “Maruti YBA sub-4m SUV caught testing in India – Spied

  1. Dr. Nayak says:

    If you go by the way how poorly the camouflage is designed, you can expect a similar
    product underneath it!

    Reply
  2. am.2060 says:

    Are you sure the 1•5 litre diesel is the one developed by Suzuki and not Fiat’s multijet? Last heard Suzuki was about to abort its diesel engine development program, inking an engine-supply deal with the Italian carmaker instead.

    Reply

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