Maruti Suzuki YL1 may see its launch in next fiscal

Thursday 26 September 2013, 10:03 AM by

Maruti Suzuki is geared to launch an all-new sedan in the next fiscal year. This vehicle has been codenamed as YL1 and is expected to compete with the likes of Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid, amid others. Reportedly, the car will depict some noticeable changes on exteriors and interiors. Also, the new styling done to the vehicle will make up for an appealing appearance. Many industry experts believe that Maruti Suzuki YL1 well be seen as the next hot car from Maruti Suzuki. Notably, the auto major is known to introduce many successful variants that currently prevail in the country.

Maruti Suzuki YL1 may see its launch in next fiscal |
Maruti Suzuki YL1 may see its launch in next fiscal

The auto company already has a stronghold on the Indian automobile industry. Its wide product range includes likes of newly launched Stingray, Alto 800, Alto K10, A-Star, Swift DZire, Eeco, Ertiga, Estilo, Grand Vista, Gypsy, Kizashi, Maruti 800, Omni, Ritz, Swift, SX4 and WagonR. This is certainly a huge list and now the auto major wants to give it a new dimension with the development of YL1. Interestingly, the car maker is also developing its XA Alpha concept vehicle to tap opportunities that are being generated in the market with an ever increasing favour of utility vehicles.

Coming back to Maruti Suzuki YL1, this car will reside in well known sedan segment. This means that the company is now targeting to boost up its market share. Evidently, the very idea to develop YL1 can be seen as preliminary preparations to face the stiff competition that is expected to prevail in next fiscal. Notably, many auto companies have either rolled out new and facelift versions of their respective sedans, or are planning to launch one in the near future. Industry experts are of a view that this will certainly do well to make for some hot and stiff competition between respective sedans and it seems that Maruti Suzuki is not planning to be a left-out member of the bandwagon. Hence, a new sedan is very much in scope by next year from this auto major.

This new vehicle is expected to come with spiced-up front fascia, though, some details resemble existing car models of the car maker. As a matter of fact, the front portion really looks sharp with heavy chrome linings used for stylising. The wide front grille looks appealing with chrome surrounds and brand logo embossed at its middle. Elongated headlamps are yet another attraction with the addition of stylish sunken fog lamps to assist driving in unfavourable conditions like in winter. The hood of this upcoming car is long with gradually tapering car bonnet. The front body coloured bumper has been specially designed to get that sharp and sport wear. On lateral sides, visible but neat lines connecting the front to the rear can be really seen as a way to make this vehicle a head turner on roads. The rear portion is arguably distinct with a wide set of tail lamps flaunting a chrome garnish in between and body coloured wide and large bumper.

Maruti Suzuki YL1 is more likely to retain the same ground clearance as found in SX4. However, it is expected to get revamped interiors to make for an excellent ambient surrounding inside the cabin. A lot is supposed to change with interiors in order to enhance visibility and comfort of passengers. As per the available information, this sedan will collect some interior features from the popular Swift with other value additions. The legroom offered in this sedan is supposed to be equivalent to Nissan Sunny. As predicted, YL1 will be sharing some bits and pieces of its lavish dashboard with siblings like Swift and Ertiga.

Furthermore, interiors are expected to come painted in impressive beige-black and a wood insert placed across to deliver a premium feel. Other expected features include a factory fitted stereo system with Bluetooth connectivity, automatic climate control module with rear AC vents, sunglass holder, height adjustable steering and dead pedal. YL1 is supposed to come in both, diesel and petrol trims. As per rife speculations, this vehicle may use a smaller 1.4-litre K-Series petrol engine or 1.3-litre Fiat Multijet turbo diesel engine.

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