Maruti Baleno RS was revealed in concept form at the 2016 Auto Expo earlier in 2016 and has been an eagerly awaited model since then. Reckoning Baleno’s contribution in the monthly sales over the months, the upcoming Baleno RS variant should benefit from its rising popularity. Powered by the 1.0 litre, Boosterjet turbo-petrol engine, the hot hatchback will receive additions to the exterior and interior.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Exterior
In a bid to lend it a sporty stance, Maruti will add a bunch of design elements to the exterior. The front profile is expected to equip bi-xenon projector headlamps, wiper and the power-operated outside rear view mirror with integrated turn indicator to name a few.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Interior
Cabin will be upmarket and it will arm a slew of additional goodies. The dashboard will get an upgrade and aluminium finish pedals will complete the look. Maruti’s SmartPlay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay will be integrated inside and it will also get the flat-bottomed steering wheel and buckets seats.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Engine specification & Transmission
Power will be sourced from the 1.0 litre, BoosterJet turbo petrol engine developing maximum power of 110bhp and top torque of 170Nm. It will get a CVT unit and there could be a manual gearbox also.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Competition
In the hot hatchback segment, Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS will compete with Fiat Punto Abarth, Volkswagen Polo GT and Volkswagen Polo GTI.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Expected Price
Maurti Suzuki Baleno price is likely to fall in the price band of Rs 8 lakh to Rs 9.5 lakh.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Expected Launch
Baleno RS the hot hatchback could break covers either towards the end of January of early in February 2017.