Maruti Suzuki is now preparing for the release of the fourth-generation Swift and Dzire, as well as the eVX, the company’s first electric vehicle for India. Long-term ambitions for the brand do, however, include a 2026 release date for a compact MPV based on the Suzuki Spacia. Here’s everything you should know about the dubbed YDB, the impending three-row model for India.
Expectations for the Maruti Suzuki YDB MPV
The MPV based in Spacia will look different in India than it does in Japan when it is sold there. First off, the Japanese car’s length of 3,395mm means that the India-spec variant will be stretched, although it will still be shorter than four meters. Sliding doors might not be included because economic objectives might not permit this functionality. Rather, regular back doors are more likely. However, for the sake of cabin space, the YDB MPV is probably going to keep its general boxy shape.
The Suzuki Spacia sliding door
Japan-specific For YDB MPV, Spacia’s sliding door is improbable.
A major redesign of the YDB MPV’s interior is anticipated in comparison to the Japanese Spacia, given its larger dimensions and the presence of two rows of seats in the Japanese model. Anticipate a somewhat feature-rich list in addition to a neatly designed three-row interior in a small footprint, directly competing with the Renault Triber. It’s unclear yet whether India will get the back seats on the Spacia that extend like ottomans.
In Maruti Suzuki’s lineup, the YDB will sit below the Ertiga and XL6, however it will be sold exclusively through the brand-name Nexa showrooms. As a Kei car, the Japan-spec Spacia naturally has a 660cc engine; nevertheless, it is more likely that the 1.2-liter Z Series petrol engine, which will debut on the forthcoming Swift in India, will be used in India. Options for a manual or automatic transmission are probably available.