Maruti Baleno BSVI Petrol Engine Dual Jet VVT Launched – Comes A Year Before Official Requirement


Maruti Baleno BSVI Petrol Engine Dual Jet VVT Launched the older engine also continues which is also upgraded to BSVI

Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch new 1.2 litre DUALJET, DUAL VVT BS VI engine with next generation Smart Hybrid technology in Baleno, India’s best-selling premium hatchback. The new BS VI compliant Baleno (Petrol) with Smart Hybrid will soon be available at NEXA showrooms across the country. The technological advancement leads to improved fuel efficiency while reducing vehicular emissions. Existing 1.2L VVT petrol engine variants will also be BS VI compliant and available in all variants including CVT. Interior continues to be the same as before.

Baleno is India’s first premium hatchback to be offered with Smart Hybrid technology. The Lithium-ion battery is compact & designed for long service life. The updated powertrain with Smart Hybrid technology will continue to excite discerning Baleno customers.

The BS VI compliant petrol vehicles will lead to a substantial reduction of nearly 25% in Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) emissions. BS VI norms also enforce stringent limit on Non-Methane Hydrocarbons (NMHC) emissions. The BS VI norms ensure a substantial increase in the durability of exhaust after-treatment system. New 1.2L DUALJET, DUAL VVT BS VI Engine offers 90 PS and a 5-speed gearbox. 1.2 old K-Series motor made 83 BHP and also comes with 5-speed manual gearbox.

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o Improved Combustion Efficiency & Reduced Friction o Class leading Fuel-Economy of 23.87 km/l

o Torque assist function: The energy stored in the lithium ion battery assists during acceleration delivering optimal acceleration and performance without compromising on fuel

o Idle start stop function: The engine automatically stops when idle and silently starts when the optimal conditions are met. This helps in increasing Fuel- Efficiency.

o Brake energy regeneration function: When the vehicle decelerates, the Smart Hybrid technology intelligently charges the batteries which in turn assist the engine’s idle start stop and the torque assist functions.

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In order to achieve this stringent emission regulation requirement, company has upgraded both engines hardware & software along with exhaust system. The Engine control software has been upgraded for more precise fuel injection control using various on-board sensors to ensure cleaner and durable emission control. Now both engines are BSVI ready. However, Dual jet engine will sold in two variants only. This gives it big edge over its rivals such as the Hyundai i20 and Honda Jazz in terms of fuel economy and performance numbers.


Since its launch, Baleno has enjoyed unparalleled leadership in its segment, setting new standards in design, safety, and innovation. With a staggering 11% growth in 2018-19 and market share of over 27% in the A2+ segment, Baleno is among the best-selling cars in India. The car has won the hearts of both customers and auto experts. A fact evident in the number of awards Baleno has won.

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