Maruti Suzuki readying up Hyundai i20 challenger for 2015?

The Hyundai i20 is one of the most loaded B+ hatchback, features wise, in the Indian car market. While the i20’s ride and handling package is something that nobody would be gloating about, the car sells and sells well for the generous amount of features and high quality interiors it offers buyers. Also see: Future A-Star under testing in India – spy shots!

A new i20 is due for a launch next year, with the car being spotted testing in numerous locations including ones in India. The new i20 is likely to raise the bar further when it comes to the features on offer. Similarly, another large hatchback in the form of the Honda Jazz is likely to be launched in India next year.

With the Indian car buyers not hesitating to fork out sums close to 9-10 lakh rupees for a hatchback like say the Hyundai i20, Volkswagen Polo GT TSI/TDI and the Fiat Punto 90 HP, market leader Maruti Suzuki seems to have finally taken notice.

  • A report on FinancialExpress talks about Maruti Suzuki developing a brand new hatchback code-named the YRA.
  • The YRA hatchback could sit above the Ritz and the Swift hatchbacks, as Maruti Suzuki premium B+ hatchback offering.
  • The car is likely to make its debut in 2015.

Apart from the three important points detailed above, other details of the YRA hatchback remain under wraps for now. Maruti Suzuki has steadily been upping the ante when it comes to the quality of its cars’ interiors. Right from the new Swift, cars such as the new Dzire and the Ertiga have shown marked improvements in the quality of interiors, a trait that needs to be carried over to the YRA hatchback.

Maruti is also likely to add many upmarket features to its new hatchback. Both petrol and diesel engine options are very likely to be offered on the YRA hatchback considering what competition offers. The YRA hatchback is a global model that will be manufactured at two major locations in the world, Maruti Suzuki’s factory in India and Suzuki’s European factory in Hungary.

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