The 2015 Maruti Suzuki YRA will be positioned above the Swift and is expected to come with a host of features to take on the Hyundai Elite i20 in the segment.

Maruti YRA 2015
The 2015 YRA comes with 5-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in 16-inch tyres

Suzuki is going all aggressive with the development of its all-new global premium hatchback that will be launched sometime next year. Codenamed YRA, while the model was spied on several occasions across Europe it landed on Indian shores in a more or less production ready avatar sometime back and here are the new spy shots revealing several vital details on Suzuki’s completely new offering. To be positioned above the Swift, the new YRA premium hatch is expected to be feature loaded in order to compete against the Hyundai Elite i20 in the segment.

As seen in the spy shots, the camouflaged 2015 Maruti Suzuki YRA premium hatch was the top-end variant and comes with LED tail lights and gets 5-spoke alloy wheels wrapped around 16-inch tyres. The door handles get the chrome treatment, while a chrome lip spoiler has been added to the boot-lid below the windscreen. The boot-lid is also rather stubby in design and loosely reminds you of the old generation Fiat Palio from an angle. The front fascia was caught undisguised earlier and gets a quirky U-shaped grille with chrome garnish, while the headlights are reminiscent of the Swift.

In addition to the aesthetics, the interiors are expected to be very premium and the earlier spy shots gave us a glimpse of the same. The twin-dial instrument cluster comes with blue illumination, while the centre console features a touchscreen display unit that will be incorporating majority of the controls. The top-end variants will also get automatic climate control, reverse parking sensors, ABS, ESP and dual front airbags as part of standard kit. The Smart Play infotainment system from the Ciaz could also be offered on the YRA premium hatch in India.

In terms of engine options, the 1.2-litre K-Series petrol is likely to do duty in India, albeit in a higher state of tune. The international versions could also get the 1.4-litre or 1-6-litre petrol motor depending on the market, while the upcoming 1.0-litre turbocharged mill is also a possibility. Diesel duty on the other hand will come from the tried and tested 1.3-litre DDiS motor with 90 PS of power. Apart from the 5-speed manual, Maruti Suzuki is most likely to offer an auto gearbox as well. Do you think the YRA has what it will takes to beat the Hyundai Elite i20 in the segment? Let us know in the comments section below.

Maruti YRA Front
The top-end variants get chrome garnish on door handles, shoulder line & boot-lid
Maruti YRA Premium Hatchback
The YRA might become another top-seller for Maruti Suzuki
2015 Maruti Suzuki YRA Undisguised
The YRA hatch looks wider than the competition & should boast impressive interior space
Maruti YRA Rear
The Maruti Suzuki YRA gets LED tail lights, much like the new Elite i20

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