Based on Concept Future S, the Maruti Y1K could launch with a 660cc turbocharged petrol engine in India
As per our source, Maruti Suzuki is likely to use a BSVI-compliant 660cc turbocharged petrol engine for powering the upcoming hatchback. This engine is also expected to be used in other future small cars from the company. The Maruti Y1K will be launched next year could revive the Zen brand in India and it seems the Y1K will get this turbocharged 660cc petrol engine first.
There has been a rise in the demand for budget-end SUV-style products. The Renault Kwid has got a favourable response from the market, and even the Ignis seems to have a dedicated set of followers. Hence, it’s clear that the demand for such models is on the rise. The Y1K could help Maruti have a first mover’s advantage in the A2 segment.
The 660cc turbocharged engine for the Maruti Y1K is expected to offer a maximum power of 51 PS and a peak torque of 63 Nm. This means the car will be as powerful as an 800cc naturally-aspirated engine. However, the lower capacity should result in higher mileage. Going by the fuel mileage-sensitive nature of the small car buyers, the turbocharged engine should help the all-new Zen attract many buyers.
Moreover, the strong brand recall that the Zen nameplate enjoys should help the Maruti Y1K in having a strong start to its career. However, some of you might remember that branding the MR Wagon as the ‘Zen Estilo’ worked against the car as the WagonR-based tallboy was nothing like the original Zen. Hence, Maruti will require to be careful with once again resurrecting the brand with the new crossover.
Maruti Suzuki might offer many customisation options to attract the young at heart with the new crossover. The Maruti Y1K will also provide many features like a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, Aux-In, electrically adjustable OVRMs and more.
Standard safety features for the new Zen aka Maruti Y1k will include dual airbags, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, Speed Assist and reverse parking sensors.