When we first heard about Maruti Suzuki’s YRA hatchback, it was speculated to get a new K10C petrol engine with a turbocharger to spruce up things. A new report at Motor Octane claims that instead of this, YRA is being tested with the new K12C petrol engine.
K12C is a new 1.2 liter dual-jet petrol engine from Suzuki which produces power output of around 90 PS and 120 Nm of torque. It is a derivative of the current 1.2 liter K12 engine which does duty on present Maruti cars like Swift, Ritz etc. K12C comes with two fuel injectors instead of one found in regular engines.
Apart from the petrol engine, the diesel engine, Motor Octane claims, is the new Suzuki’s 1.5 liter 4-cylinder motor, 2-cylinder (800cc) version of which will soon be launched on the Celerio Diesel and Super Carry LCV.
YRA is the codename of the new premium hatchback Maruti is preparing against the new i20 and will sit over company’s fast-selling Swift. According to the spy pics that have surfaced till now, the car doesn’t come with any flashy design and carries over the trademark Suzuki face.
It gets more upmarket interiors as well as better space including higher luggage carrying capacity. According to Dale Wyatt, sales and marketing head of Suzuki, YRA will be 90 kgs lighter than Swift and will be more dynamic in its drive. He has also revealed some more details of the upcoming car which you can read here.
YRA is expected to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015 and its Indian launch is reportedly planned for October this year.