Suzuki iK-2 (YRA hatch) likely to debut in India in October
Suzuki Motor Corporation after showcasing the iK-2 hatch concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, has confirmed that the concept’s India bound counterpart : Maruti Suzuki YRA hatch, will be making its debut in India by October, 2015. The new premium hatch will be produced in India with an export target of almost 50%. The iK-2/YRA will be taking on Hyundai’s Elite i20 and is built on a new generation modular platform which enables commonality of parts. This new hatchback will be positioned above the present Swift in Suzuki’s global line up making it the largest hatchback in India from Suzuki’s stable.
The Suzuki iK-2 / Maruti YRA will be powered by a new 1.0 litre BoosterJet motor which is a direct-injection turbo engine with improved power and torque along with higher fuel efficiency. It comes with 225/45R18 tyres and is seated on a wheel base of 2,520 mm. The iK-2 measures 4.023 mm in length, 1,920 mm in width and 1,450 mm in height. The concept was showcased with 18 inch wheels, but expect the production car to sport 15 inch wheels with 16 inchers offered on the top variants.
Unlike Maruti hatchbacks of the past, the iK-2 gets blackened A and B pillars and a sloping C pillar. It also features a sloping roofline that ends in a steeply raked windscreen. A window line runs across the length and ends in a steeply raked windscreen and striking haunches in the side profile. Expect the production variant to carry toned down lines and creases. Creature comforts in the iK2 include engine start stop button, music system with touch screen, reverse parking sensors and electrically adjustable OVRMs.
Reports claim that the iK-2 will be roughly 90 kg lighter than the Swift and will be available in both petrol and diesel engined variants. The sales and marketing head of Suzuki GB said that the new iK2 will answer all the reasons not to buy a Swift. According to the company the iK2 combines all the key elements expected in a car of this size.