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Old 10th September 2014, 15:09   #16
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Suzuki has started testing a premium hatchback. Is it the upcoming YRA?

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That is quite interesting!

Would it be based on a revised / extended Swift platform or is there a possibility of basing it on the original SX4 hatch (sold outside) platform?

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The YRA hatch will have it's global unveil next year, with a simultaneous launch in India as well.

It might come with a turbo-charged 1.0L K10C petrol engine and the familiar 1.3L DDiS diesel powerplant, albeit in a 90 PS VGT tune.

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The info coming through one of our sources is that the company has started importing parts of the YRA to India for testing and research purposes (and possibly a few units of the car as well), and work on the development of the new hatch will begin very soon, within a few days, possibly just after Diwali.

While speculative details on the petrol engine have been earlier revealed as the 1.0L K10C which will be a turbocharged motor.
Apart from the petrol motor, our sources tells us that YRA will continue with the same 1.3L DDIS diesel engine which does duty on the Swifts and others.
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It might come with a turbo-charged 1.0L K10C petrol engine...


Source: https://www.zauba.com/

It seems there is a K12C engine developed in Japan. So, Maruti may not be using the K10 direct injection engine in YRA, but will be using the K12C in the YRA hatch.

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This is logical also - as the YRA will be positioned above Swift, Maruti may not want to use a smaller engine in YRA than that in Swift. History also supports this assumption - Maruti has always maintained a logical sequence of engine sizes for its cars based on their price.

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Speculations are that the YRA/ 'New Suzuki Baleno' premium hatch could be using the Ciaz/Alivio platform. Launch in 2015

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Our mystery car from under the camouflage is actually a hatchback version of the Alivio sedan and shares many design elements from the B-pillar forwards
Power is expected to come from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine. In some markets, a 1.3-liter diesel or a 1.4-liter petrol will be offered, both existing mill Suzuki uses on the Swift.
The interior is expected to feature many of the new buttons and the whole center console that have been developed for the SX4 S-Cross. Seating for five adults will be accompanied by about 350 liters of luggage space.

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http://www.autoevolution.com/news/su...15-87804.html#

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Speculations are that the YRA/ 'New Suzuki Baleno' premium hatch could be using the Ciaz/Alivio platform.
That is a brilliant speculation indeed!

Although the test mule is very heavily camouflaged, one can observe the resemblance it has to the silhouette of the Ciaz. The ORVMs seem to be the same, and the position of the door handles indicates that the YRA has a surprising similarity to the Ciaz. So in the end, one should not be surprised if the YRA turns out to be a hatchback variant of the Ciaz/Alivio.

History also points to the same. Asia got the Ciaz' predecessor in the form of the SX4 sedan, while Europe got the SX4 hatchback or crossover version. Even before that, we had the Baleno sedan, while Europe got the Baleno hatchback (and some European markets got the sedan as well):

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This might be the first time we get both the sedan and the hatchback versions at the same time, as the market has now matured enough to readily accept premium hatchbacks!

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^^ This Baleno hatchback looks so simple and exceedingly elegant, with a classic and timeless feel to it! The rendered hatchback version of Ciaz also good and better than Ciaz, IMO.
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Maruti after releasing Ciaz, facelifts of Swift, Alto K10 and DZire (nearing launch) seem to be readying the S cross for early 2015( testing continues).
Now speculation are the YRA hatch has reached India and testing to commence soon. Also of interest will be Suzuki's new range of engines that are rumoured to power the YRA. Expect extensive testing in multiple countries before launch.

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Maruti Upcoming Premium Hatchback 'YRA' prototype spied in India , with blue DRL's .launching in Jan 2016 ?
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God no!!! I hope it's not the smaller Ciaz that is posted above. The car already looks dated just like the sedan. The design looks from the era of the original Palio but then Palio was designed by giugiro. This looks plain horrible.

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Maruti after releasing Ciaz, facelifts of Swift, Alto K10 and DZire (nearing launch) seem to be readying the S cross for early 2015( testing continues).
Now speculation are the YRA hatch has reached India and testing to commence soon. Also of interest will be Suzuki's new range of engines that are rumoured to power the YRA. Expect extensive testing in multiple countries before launch.

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Imo, the front of the spy picture seems to be that of an suv rather than a hatch. Moreover, the european spy pics of Suzuki's premium hatch is not that much aggressive in looks. Also, am I seeing the spare wheel on the rear door in the side profile image? If so, the above should be the xa-alpha, imo.

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Ok guys, the cat is out of the bag and seems the good'ol folks at ACI have cracked it, just saw got this tweet.

WORLD EXCLUSIVE! New #Maruti YRA hatchback to take on #Hyundai i20; Full info n pic here >> http://ow.ly/DW8hr http://t.co/7uTroVV5KV
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I am quite happy that it does NOT look like the Ciaz. But I am neither impressed with the first spy pic. A grill like the Evalia and a Swift like headlight. These guys seriously need to invest into the design phase. Would want to see they are going to go with the 75 bhp or 90 bhp tune! Something quite does NOT add up. The car has steel wheels but DRL!! Hope they have an integrated indicator on ORVM on the top model.

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The design is way too similar to the Swift, but just look at that wheelbase! And the wheels at extreme corners for such a long wheelbase car. This thing might turn out to be serious fun given the right engines.
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That seems to be LHD, going by the wiper direction. Would this eventually replace the current generation Swift in Europe, considering they are due for a complete model change in 2016?

I'm disappointed to see the front - no projectors like in Ciaz. More importantly, the headlamp design wouldn't look clean even if Maruti decides to introduce low beam projectors in certain variants, since they'll still need to accommodate the halogens for high beam along with it.

A direct lift of the Ciaz front with a black mesh grill instead of the chrome would have done wonders to the design!

YRA is supposed to be a proper premium hatchback. In Maruti's lineup, it sits on top of a huge lineup of their cars- Alto, Celerio, Wagon R, Ritz and Swift. That demands a lot of features as standard on these cars. Considering they might be fighting i20, I guess they decided to ignore projectors since competition doesn't have it. However, knowing Hyundai, they are very likely to introduce projectors into i20 the moment they see a good competition from Maruti.

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I am quite happy that it does NOT look like the Ciaz. But I am neither impressed with the first spy pic. A grill like the Evalia and a Swift like headlight. These guys seriously need to invest into the design phase. Would want to see they are going to go with the 75 bhp or 90 bhp tune! Something quite does NOT add up. The car has steel wheels but DRL!! Hope they have an integrated indicator on ORVM on the top model.
Going by the LHD, I would assume this to be a Euro spec car undergoing testing, where the DRLs are mandated by law in certain countries and available as standard. It might not make it into Indian spec.

I would assume 90PS tune, since Ciaz/Ertiga already has it and that would be the key differentiator with the Swift. Again, i20's 1.4L CRDi has been 90bhp since day 1 and Maruti would try to pitch it in that area.
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Going by the LHD, I would assume this to be a Euro spec car undergoing testing, where the DRLs are mandated by law in certain countries and available as standard. It might not make it into Indian spec.
The definitive way to identify whether it is Euro spec is to put it through an NCAP test - if the cabin does not crumple up like tinfoil and 'kill' the test dummy, it is Euro-spec.
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Ok guys, the cat is out of the bag and seems the good'ol folks at ACI have cracked it, just saw got this tweet.

WORLD EXCLUSIVE! New #Maruti YRA hatchback to take on #Hyundai i20; Full info n pic here
Source: http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-new...20-391516.aspx

Seems like the version being tested here is the base version where as the one tested in Europe is the high end one. There is no alloys, projector head lamps or turn indicators on side mirrors.
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