With emission norms and fuel economy demands getting stricter, manufacturers are producing smaller and more fuel efficient engines. Ford’s 1.0L Ecoboost is a masterpiece and so is the Volkswagen’s 1.2L turbo petrol on the Polo TSI.
Following the same footsteps, Maruti-Suzuki will introduce turbocharged petrol engine on its upcoming premium hatchback according to Financial Express. The upcoming hatchback has been codenamed the “YRA” and will be powered by a 1.0 Litre turbocharged petrol engine..
Turbocharged petrol engines will help in providing a sharp rise in fuel economy, and will also help in reducing emission levels. The 1.0 Litre turbocharged petrol engine will be named as “K10C” and will offer a power output of 90 bhp. In case of naturally aspirated engines, such output comes from bigger engine sizes.
K10C will be powered by the technology that will be promoted by Maruti as Direct Injection TurboCharger Technology (DiCT) and will help the hatchback in attaining a fuel economy of over 20 kmpl. Like other engines, it is obvious that Maruti will start using the K10C in a number of other upcoming cars as well.
But What is YRA?
YRA is the codename given by Maruti-Suzuki to an under-development premium hatchback that will sit over their current Swift which is company’s consistent top performer for a decade. YRA is believed to be a world model and Suzuki will also launch it in international markets as well. The “YRA” hatchback will also be exported across to European countries.
After the introduction of a simple yet novel piece of technology Automated Manual Transmission in the Celerio hatchback, Maruti is already piling up fantastic sales numbers. YRA, we believe is an attempt to reduce the burden on their Swift and probably prepare a successor to it in the longer run. However, there is no word on its launch yet.
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