Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS:
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Overview
Maruti Suzuki made Baleno RS for the first time in the 2015 Motor show in Geneva, featuring the latest technology Boosterjet turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine and the same was displayed at the 2016 Auto Expo in India as well. The Baleno hatchback has already got a strong hold in the Indian and as well as in Pakistani car market due to its superior styling and comfort features, and the efficient 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engine options on offer. Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS 2016 is expected to be a global launch with its production being carried out at the Manesar plant in India. Maruti Suzuki would be aiming to get a strong market for the Baleno series in the international market with the impressive performance of 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engine versions.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Expected Engine and Transmission
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS features a 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engine, delivering power of 112 PS and torque of 175 NM, and a 1.2-litre dual-jet petrol engine with SHVS micro hybrid tech, as featured in Ertiga and Ciaz diesel in India. The Baleno RS transmission system will feature a 5-speed manual gearbox. A CVT automatic gearbox variant is also speculated.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Expected mileage
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS mileage figure with the 1.0-litre engine is expected to cross the 25 km mark. The 1.2-litre dual-jet petrol engine version of the international edition can deliver up to 22 km on average.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Expected Price
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS price in India for the 1.0-litre petrol version would range from Rs. 8 lakh to 10 lakh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi). The 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engine versions are already available in India with a price tag in the range of Rs. 5.3 lakh to Rs. 8.3 lakh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Expected Launch Date
Baleno RS is expected to be launched Indian market by end-2016, probably during the festive season, between June and October. This amazing hatch from the Maruti Suzuki stable will offer competition to cars like Volkswagen Polo GT TSI, Fiat Abarth Punto and Hyundai Elite i20.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS 2016 has got a great start with bookings crossing the 1,00,000 mark within few months of its launch, overtaking the likes of Hyundai i20, which was the segment leader for quite some time. The bold styling of the exterior, along with smooth flow design of body panels, impressive colour options and best of comfort features in the interior, is all set to make a big impact in the premium hatchback segment in the domestic as well as international car market. Baleno RS, with its the advanced technology version of the engine, the intelligently-designed utility features and availability in different variants, is expected to widen the options for the customers in choosing the best among the highly reliable petrol and diesel engine versions