Maruti XA Alpha
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What is it - Maruti's first compact SUV
What is it called - Vitara Brezza (rumours!)
When will it come - Jan 2016
How much - Rs 8-10 lac
Engine options - 1.2-litre petrol, 1.3-litre diesel and may be a 1.0-litre turbo petrol
Rivals - EcoSport / Duster
USP - Design!
4x4 - We dont think so!
UPDATED IN MARCH 2015
The Maruti XA Alpha is now known as Maruti YBA (code-name). A few online reports are now hinting on the fact that the name of this compact SUV will be 'Vitara Brezza'. The Brezza will be Maruti's ticket into the Indian compact SUV segment that is currently dominated by cars like the Ford EcoSport and the Renault Duster.
The YBA or the Vitara Brezza is currently undergoing real world evaluations and is due to commercial launch just before the 2016 Delhi Motor Show (Auto Expo). The Brezza will be priced in the Rs 8-10 lac bracket or even below it. As visible in some of the spy shots here, the Vitara Brezza looks like a smaller version of the all-new Vitara. There is no word on how the interiors will look like but knowing Maruti, expect high levels of quality and exciting features.
This is how the XA Alpha / YBA / Vitara Brezza is expected to look like:
Image source - cartoq.com
Image source - headlightmag.com
Powering the YBA / Vitara Brezza will be a 1.3-litre diesel unit, the same that powers every other Maruti diesel in India. Petrol option could either be a retuned version of the 1.2-litre K series engine or a new 1.0-litre turbocharged Boosterjet engine. An automatic could also be on the option list.
UPDATED IN 2014
You have seen this at the last Auto Expo and it had got universal approval regarding its looks. This will be one of the most crucial models that Maruti will launch and will be positioned below the SX4 crossover designed to directly rival the Ford EcoSport. It will come late next year or early 2015 and will be designed aggressively.
The 'A' signifies that this compact, 4 metre long concept, is designed for customers wishing to enter the utility vehicle segment. The 'X' denotes Cross-over category. Unveiled at the first day of the Auto Expo, the XA Alpha has muscular styling and a sharp nose with a big and beefy grille. The lines of this compact SUV are typically SUV like, especially with those big wheel-arches. From the back it looks fantastic as well and in Lava Red colour this is one SUV that will turn heads.
By Divyesh Posted on Aug,08,09 12:07 AM
Cons Average Looks,
maruti is like nokia not upgrate fast its too long time waiting waiting.
By pankaj Posted on Aug,08,01 2:12 PM
Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,
its a big confusion,YBA some time Maruthi Cross now Vitra , i dont know its same model or different models,i am agree with some other buyer,its being a long time to start booking ..........maruthi is loosing his own sale,,,,,,