The biggest Indian carmaker, Maruti Suzuki has launched the Baleno RS in the Indian market at Rs 8.69 lakh (Delhi ex-showroom). The performance based hatchback will be offered only on the Alpha top-end variant. More than one week back, the company commenced the pre-bookings for Maruti Baleno RS but, it didn’t disclose the number of bookings received by the car.
Maruti has invested a total amount of Rs 168 million on the new Baleno RS, which gets the 1.0L BoosterJet engine rated at the 75Kw power and 150Nm torque. Being a larger PV market leader, it is the first time Maruti Suzuki is introducing the new BoosterJet engine, which is mated to the 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Boosterjet engine generates the maximum power that is 20% more than the general 1.2L petrol engine. Similarly, the torque delivered by the new engine is 30% higher than the basic 1.2L engine. The performance hatchback Baleno RS returns the mileage of 20.1 kmpl on the Baleno RS and gives excitement to the customers, who seek more performance and throttle response.
Features like the perfect design and the fuel-efficient engine have made the car/vehicle as a full-fledged car. The Baleno RS is available with the black colored alloy wheels, projector headlamps with DRLs, standard front grille finished with chrome and rear door spoiler.
Baleno RS is designed based on the existing standard version of Baleno that is best-selling car in the country. The company sold more than 1.38 lakh units of Baleno in the period of April 2016 to January 2017 in the domestic market. The dimension of the new car changed but, it will feature the redesigned front and rear bumper for muscular and bigger look.
The Baleno RS gets the RS badging at the rear side and features the 170mm ground clearance to target the young customers in India. As per the news, it will be offered in good-looking seven exterior colors. Like the Baleno, it will be retailed through the Nexa network, which has been expanding the premium outlets with the hospitality services.