Among the upcoming Maruti Suzuki products across various car segments, the Maruti loyalists in India could also get to see a compact SUV that has been codenamed as ‘YBA’. The upcoming YBA is expected to make its debut in India at the Delhi Auto Expo, 2016.
In terms of design, the YBA is believed to have taken inspiration from the new Vitara SUV and the XA-Alpha concept (that was shown in Auto Expo, 2012). YBA is expected to be a more spacious compact SUV than Ford Ecosport and will sport generous ground clearance and macho design. Some of the other features could include Smart play music system, projector headlamps and Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), alloy wheels, dual airbags, reverse parking sensors and ABS with EBD. The car is expected to be available in both petrol and diesel variants. Maruti might offer the YBA with an optional all-wheel drive system and the regular version would be available with a front wheel drive.
After the SX4 S-Cross that is expected to be launched next year, the YBA will be the second crossover in the company’s lineup. The YBA will compete with Ford Ecosport, Tata Nexon and Mahindra S101.