Maruti Suzuki new small car 'YL7' diesel caught under wraps, Zen Estilo, A-Star sunset-bound

Written by fe Bureau | New Delhi | Updated: Oct 18 2013, 17:44pm hrs
Maruti new carMaruti Suzuki's small car, the 'new Alto' likely to offer, for the first time, Suzuki's all-new self-developed diesel engine. End of road for Zen Estilo and A-Star.
Out for a leisurely drive on the NH8 and heading towards the Gurgaon toll plaza, we caught Maruti Suzukis new small car 'YL7', tipped to be the new Alto, and set to replace both the Zen Estilo and the A-Star.

Codenamed YL7, the name for India is still under wraps though globally it will be the new Alto. The small car is likely to offer for the first time Suzukis all-new self-developed 800cc diesel engine. That apart, it will be fitted with a one-litre K-Series petrol engine that currently powers the Alto K10, WagonR and A-Star.

Maruti's new small car

Maruti's new small car

Produced out of Marutis Manesar plant for India and global markets like Europe, Southeast Asia,

Africa and South America, the small car

will be a more premium version of Marutis previous mini car models, offering more space inside and pull-type door handles as a segment-first. Expect a launch around the Auto Expo in February next year.