Maruti’s Creta rival (YFG) is likely to get ADAS, HUD and Hybrid Tech

Suzuki A-cross plug in Hybrid-4
Suzuki A-Cross

The Maruti Suzuki YFG is likely to go on sale later this year and will sit on top of the Vitara Brazer in the brand’s domestic lineup.

Maruti Suzuki is reportedly preparing a mid-size five-seater SUV for the Indian market, codenamed YFG. It has been built in partnership with Toyota and will sit on top of the Vitara Brazer in the brand’s domestic lineup. YFG has already been seen testing on public roads and is expected to draw design inspiration from the world-selling Suzuki A-Cross.

The 4.3-meter-long SUV will be underpinned by Toyota Modular and the low-cost DNGA platform from TNGA. It will be produced alongside Toyota’s midsize SUV (D22) at its Karnataka plant. The front fascia features LED daytime running light A-Cross (revised Toyota RAV4) with split headlamps, a sharp-looking grille and bumper.

Other exterior highlights of the five-seater SUV include diamond cut alloy wheels, squared-off wheel arch and wrapped LED tail lamps. Both medium-sized SUVs will compete in the highly competitive segment with Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, MG Astor and Nissan Kicks. Maruti Suzuki YFG will be sold through Maruti Suzuki Nexa Premium Outlet.

Suzuki A-cross plug in Hybrid-4
Suzuki A-Cross

The interior of the YFG has not yet been detected, but we hope that it will have some similarities with the recently updated Baleno and the upcoming Brezza bound for June 2022. The list of features will probably include a layered dashboard, floating nine-inch touchscreen infotainment. Systems including SmartPlay Pro + Tech, in-car connectivity and possibly an all-digital gauge cluster.

Like the Baleno, the Maruti Suzuki YFG can offer a steering wheel with a head-up display, a 360-degree camera system, voice command, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, an automatic climate control system, cruise control, mounted control. Electrically adjustable driver’s seat, etc. Following the recent trend, Maruti Suzuki is expected to offer YFG with six airbags and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) technology.

If this turns out, we can expect features like adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking, automatic high beam, lane exit warning, and more. For performance, a powerful hybrid powertrain will probably be employed And it can work similarly to the Camry Hybrid by enabling short-distance drives in a dedicated electric-only mode.

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