Maruti YRA test mule spotted in Shimla – Spied

Posted on: Jul 29, 2015 - 2:01pm IST

First premium hatchback over 4 m in length.

India’s most popular brand, Maruti Suzuki, is slowly establishing itself in higher segments with products like the Maruti Ertiga, Maruti Ciaz and the soon-to-be-launched S-Cross pseudo-crossover. Before the end of the year, the two will be joined by Maruti’s new premium hatchback that is to be placed above the Swift – the Maruti YRA (codename).

2015 Maruti YRA front three quarter spied in Shimla
The design of the Maruti YRA was previewed by the Suzuki iK-2 concept.

Courtesy of Motoroids reader Mr. Umesh Ghai, spyshots of the Maruti YRA (or the Maruti Fronx, as it’s rumored) have surfaced online, revealing a sparsely camouflaged prototype testing in Shimla. Previewed by the Suzuki iK-2 concept, the front-end of the Maruti YRA features a familiar design with the swept-back headlamps and lower fascia. However, what’s new in the hatchback is the Renault-esque V-shaped grille, a broad shoulder line, and a discrete rear end design.

Previous spyshots have indicated that the interior of the Maruti YRA will be equipped with cruise control, keyless entry with a start/stop button, power folding mirrors and at least 2 airbags as standard, in addition to ABS with EBD. A 2-DIN audio system will be offered for lower trims, while higher variants get Maruti’s SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment display.

2015 Maruti YRA side spied in Shimla
Maruti could offer the YRA with engines more powerful to ones seen on the Swift.

Given that the Maruti YRA may not follow small car excise norms, and fits in above the Swift, Maruti isn’t obliged to strap it with petrol and diesel engines with maximum displacement of 1.2-liters and 1.5-liters, respectively. So, it’s likely that the Maruti YRA, at least optionally, will get the 1.4-liter K-Series engine from the Ertiga and Ciaz, which produces 91 hp and 130 Nm of torque in the latter models through a 5-speed manual gearbox.

The YRA will also get the 1.25-liter (1,242 cc) petrol engine, which makes 91 hp and 118 Nm of torque, and will be offered with a CVT gearbox. As for the diesel variant, the Maruti YRA will pack the tried-and-tested 1.3-liter DDiS (Fiat Multijet) engine paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Maruti Ertiga K14B engine
It could be that the Maruti YRA will, at least optionally, get the 1.4-liter K-Series engine from the Ertiga and Ciaz, which produces 91 hp and 130 Nm of torque

Also Read: Maruti S-Cross to launch on August 5

When launched, the Maruti YRA, as per reports, will be sold exclusively through Maruti’s newly launched Nexa premium dealerships, where it’ll accompany the S-Cross.

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[Source: Motoroids]

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2 thoughts on “Maruti YRA test mule spotted in Shimla – Spied

  1. maverick8496 says:

    Looks like the indian version is different than global version. The difference in the headlight is clearly visible. Global version is close to the concept, which looks way better than the hideous indian version. Hopefully this will change till the time its launched.

  2. Joseph says:

    Hi Maruti Designers,

    Really YRA is a fantastic design, it’s 100% premium vehicle, very beautiful design, curves, front bumper, chrome lining, its muscular body design. only one very bad thing i noticed is it’s dashboard center v shaped center console, infosystem….it really looks cheap, outdated and very bad shape. also auto climate control. please remove it and put something like CRETA or your own sedan CIAZ and SX4 S-CROSS…with all in black simple design with chrome border lining..


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