Maruti Sub-4m SUV, YBA tested on Indian Roads by Maruti Suzuki, in terms of Performance and it would be released in early 2016. The price of YBA SUV would be around Rs. 5.5 to 9 Lakhs and it will be targeting the Ford EcoSport and forthcoming and existed products in SUV segment. The upcoming Maruti YBA models will be powered by both petrol and diesel engines while the petrol engine comes with 1.2-litre K-series (source from the Swift models). Besides, now the diesel engine of YBA will be tested with 1.3-litre Multijet engine (source from Fiat).
The company is planning to sell the Maruti YBA under Nexa dealership network by increasing Nexa stores. Maruti Suzuki has 30 Nexa stores in 23 cities across Indian market but the company is planning to launch 70 new Nexa stores in 30 more cities, either Metro or tier-II. Maruti YBA will join in the Nexa network as a fourth model while recently launched S-Cross and Ciaz Sedan models already joined in that. Besides, the premium hatchback Suzuki Baleno (codenamed YRA) is yet-to-be joined in Nexa Network as a third model.
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The mild hybrid technology SHVS, introduced in the Ciaz Hybrid, will expect in the upcoming Maruti YBA to target the competitors in SUV segment. In fact, the model will be tested couple of times with iV-4 concept which included in Suzuki Vitara but the design concept is made by the company for European Market. The company is not at all satisfied with that and after the sub-compact SUV will be designed by the Maruti’s XA Alpha Concept and now it will be spotted for testing with this design only.
In addition, the model will come up with features which integrated in all compact SUVs, such as turn indicators on large ORVMs, sizable radiator grille, round fog lamps, headlamps with LED indicators, high ground clearance, as well. Maruti Suzuki is planning to release sub-4m SUV, YBA in auto market after launching of its Maruti YRA, Suzuki Baleno 2016 premium hatchback.