Maruti’s new Swift to India made to think over the reason why it dropped daytime running lights when it is a common standard on other models and even the international version possess it. Now, the vision became clear, as company is in a league to roll-out a new offering in the line of hatchbacks that may play its role over the Swift, and a source has revealed it is strictly a Hyundai i20 rival which has moved a segment higher.
In the latest spy-shots, a shot in the arm can be seen clearly with that production version of “Maruti’s upcoming YRA hatchback” catapulted to capture the most of sales with its sleek lifestyle kind of attitude. Though, with all the gimmicks representing mostly the Swift from all four corners, it is possible to be an upmarket sibling of the said aimed to break ice which the earlier ones had failed at against the modernized class.
Black in shade and wider on the sides, it will be the first time when Indian carmaker has shifted to provide standard daytime running lights. What’s making it more lucrative is that V-shaped honeycomb, front grille planted to take on the rest of repertoire soon in the near future.
By the way, engine specifications are not going anything out of the box that may bring gleam to India faces. Hopefully, the 1.3-litre diesel tagged as Fiat’s Multijet will be in its bay for masses, and apparently the K-Series from current-gen Swift touted for the petrol buyers. The AMT gearbox which has brought fortunes to the platter of Maruti with Celerio too shall sit in the drivetrain as an option.
An upmarket positioning with the expected price tag of Rs 8.5 lakh for the starting variant ex-showroom, this car will deliver the final verdict to Maruti’s not so happening model-lineup of the future.
A furor about more speculations and details must be brewed soon if the car is rigorously under development. As they say, a good product comes out when the company bangs on hunger for success, which the upcoming YRA shall bear a resemblance to.
Global launch of YRA expected to happen in 2015.
Source: Autocar India