To take on the compact SUV segment, Maruti Suzuki will soon be launching a sub-4-metre SUV, codenamed the YBA. The vehicle has made another appearance – in a camouflaged form, of course – and is expected to be introduced at the upcoming Auto Expo 2016 in February next year.
Likely to be powered by the same engines as the Swift/Baleno (a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre diesel), the YBA could also be offered with a CVT gearbox. While the black camouflage/cladding ensures that the final character lines of the vehicle remain hidden, the wide grille and rectangular headlamps should give it a decent presence on the road.
On the inside, the vehicle gets a black interior with added silver accents. The use of a square centre console a la the S-Cross is certainly a welcome touch. Earlier spy shots have revealed a touchscreen system, so expect Maruti’s SmartPlay system being offered as well.
Other bits expected on the YBA – which could be called Vitara Brezza – include 16-inch wheels, projector headlamps with DRLs, a spoiler, roof-rails, and a unique grille with what appear to be a mix of vertical slats and honey-comb structure.
(Source: Indianhoods via IAB)
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