Maruti Suzuki SX4 is one of the weakest product in its portfolio in sales. SX4 is a brilliant product with good design, interior space, engines and also great VFM. But still customers are not looking at the SX4. Now Maruti Suzuki is developing an all new sedan which is code named as YL1 as a replacement for the SX4. Globally next generation SX4 sedan would be unveiled soon. But Suzuki is going to place the next Gen SX4 in C+ segment.
Now Maruti has Kizashi in C+ segment. But the model is also not selling well because of the high price tag and petrol engine. The next generation SX4 will come to India to take care of the C+ segment. New YL1 sedan is developed on the modified swift platform which also underpins the Ertiga MPV. Design inspiration of the new YL1 sedan is taken from the Suzuki S Cross concept. YL1 sedan will be aggressive and sleek in its overall design.
Interior of the YL1 sedan is also new. Design is inspired from the Swift. So, we can expect the interiors to be upmarket and Luxurious. Interior comes with Black and Beige color treatment. YL1 sedan shares lots of components with the Ertiga like the steering wheel, rear A/C vents and many more. Maruti is going to pack the YL1 sedan with features like Leather seats, Multi-function steering wheel, Push button start, key less entry, puddle and 15 inch alloy wheels.
New YL1 sedan also shares the engine range with the Ertiga. Maruti Suzuki will offer both petrol and diesel engine in the YL1 sedan. 1.3. L DDIS engine will take care of the diesel variants and the 1.4 L K series engine would power the petrol variants. Both engines will be mated to 5 speed manual transmission. Maruti would price the YL1 sedan between 8-10 Lakhs RS. Maruti will launch the YL1 sedan before the end of 2014 and would rub shoulders with the likes of Hyundai Verna, Honda city, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid.
source : Team-BHP