Maruti Suzuki XA-Alpha is going to be one of the foremost launches for the year 2016. Previously it has been showcased in the Auto Expo 2012 ( Pragati Maidan New Delhi). The SUV is expected to built on the plateform that of the MS swift. The par four meter car is going to have a price over Rs. 7 lakh and the top trim may range to almost Rs. 10 lakh. The car had been spotted many times at many places in the country and was code name as YBA. Finally,the launch should be happening soon in the year to arrive.
Interior and Exterior
The vehicle seems robust with high ground clearnce.The front especially has got meshed raditor grills with vertical chrome slates.The inlet dams are also made perforated. The fog lamps are built wider which would certainly enhance the visibility.The headlights are iconic with sharp edge finish.
The bumpers on the front are having dual color tone.The SUV has got an exciting side profile. The door handles are contrasting along with chrome finished foot pedals. The rear part has an extended widescreen.The rear bumper has got chrome usage along with dual tip exhuasts.The interior have also been well meneuvered. The car can comfortably accommodate five people.
The sporty steering wheel would be having multifunctional switches. The dashboard hosts the infotainment system for entertainment. The car has got rear parking sensors along with elecrically adjustable over view mirrors.There has been ample room for offer inside.The boot space may not be very high though the rear seats woule be foldable.The air conditioning has been coupled with climate controlling sensors.
Engine and Gearbox
The SUV, XA Alpha would be having both diesel and petrol engine choices. 1.4 L K 14B petrol engine which was used in the elder sibling Ertiga is most likely to be used in this one too. The petrol mill would churns out a power of 95 PS churning at 130Nm.
Whereas the diesel countpart , 1.3 L DDSi engine should have a power of 90 PS power rotating at 200Nm torque.The car is expected to be mated with five speed manual transmission system.The efficiency hasn’t been confirmed yet , though is expected to be around 16 kmpl mark.Airbags in the front are provided for safety.
Following the path of Ertiga, Creta,The Alpha XA may turn out to be an intersting prospect in the market. The car would be locking horns with the likes of Renault Duster,Nissan Terrano , Ford Ecosport and the Hyundai Creta.