Maruti Suzuki India is all set to launch their most premium hatchback till date- The YRA (codename) this festive season. The car could be called ‘Fronx’ in India according to various sources, and has now been spied inside out. Competing with the Hyundai Elite i20 and the upcoming Honda Jazz, we do expect typical Maruti style hatchback popularity for this one, especially with the ample space and premium features. The YRA will be sold via Maruti’s new Nexa dealerships, which are currently in development in tier-II cities. These dealerships will offer premium purchase experience and service.
The Maruti Suzuki YRA (ik-2) gets an imposing front fascia with V-shaped meshed honey comb grilles, lined by a continuous chrome strip .The bumper sports a rather large, trapezoidal air intake with integrated circular foglamps. Projector headlamps and LED DRL’s are provided.The sides get 16 inch alloy wheels, which should be part of the top trim. The window lines and door handles are finished in chrome and electric ORVM’s with integrated turn indicators can be seen.
The slanted roof line joins on to the rear, where protruding tail lamps and a rather small boot lid can be seen. The bumper is big considering overall proportion, and gets the number plate holder and two reflectors which are place in a carved out portion.
Coming to the inside, Maruti Suzuki has managed to address many shortcomings of the Swift, providing ample legroom and large windows for letting in enough light. The dashboard is black in colour and silver accents are extensively used. The center console follows a similar curved design as seen on the front of the car and gets a touchscreen infotainment system and vertically stacked air-con vents. Rear AC vents and arm rest aren’t provided on this model. Some of the other features of the Maruti YRA include multi-function steering wheel, twin pod instrument cluster with an MID unit, cruise control, ABS, EBD, dual front airbags, Key-less entry, start stop button, climate control, navigation, reverse camera with parking sensors, rear seat power socket, dead pedal, Bluetooth telephony and some.
Powering the Maruti YRA will be a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel mill and a 1.2 Liter K-series petrol engine. A 1.0 liter BoosterJet petrol is also expected to be provided. All the variant will be mated to a -speed manual gear box.