Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS is the first affordable hatch in the country as it offers a lot of power to weight ratio and price to power ratio
Maruti Suzuki is all set to enter the enthusiast market. It may look like a humble entry with a small engine but don’t be fooled with what it can offer. A turbocharge Japanese petrol motor with a lot of power and torque on offers and every single number on the car is going to appeal to the market. Baleno RS already has a lot of going for itself as it is based on the original Baleno that came last year. The car offers a lot practicality and value for money. Let’s see how the RS badge transforms it. Bookings open last week for Rs. 11,000 and delivers will start in the first week of March 2017. Launch has been done and the Baleno RS comes at a stellar value for money price tag
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Design and Dimensions
Overall design and dimensions are going to be the same. The color and other aspects remain the same too. However, to spice things up, the car will get side skirts, a spoiler, a new lip on the front bumper in contrasting color make sure it truly stands out. It will get the same 15-inch alloy wheel but now in black color. The silver color body kit is going to make it on most likely all body colors. Maruti will get more options for the car to customize to your needs. Fire Red, Artic, premium silver, granite grey, ray blue and Autumn orange are on offer.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Interior and Features
Interior are the same as before as it will be offered in black color. The touch-screen will offer Android Auto and Apple Car Play and other features as before. Steering mounted controls, electric ORVM, connectivity options such as AUX, USB and Bluetooth will continue to come with the car. Parking sensors, reversing camera and navigation will also be part of the list.
Suzuki Baleno RS Price and Launch
Launched in March first week and price list for one single variant is RS. 8.69 lakhs
For comparisons: Alpha petrol Baleno Manual is priced at Rs 7.29 lakh.
2017 Baleno RS Engine And Specification
The engine in Indian tune is set to make 100 BHP of power and 150 Nm of torque. The turbocharged motor will offer good performance as the light kerb weight will help it. Maruti claims a high fuel-efficiency of around 21.2 km/l which will make it as practical as the normal 1.2 petrol equipped car. The Boosterjet engine and low kerb weight of 950 kg will redefine the segment as it is set to be true all-rounder.
2017 Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Safety Features
Dual airbag, four wheel disc brakes and ABS along with EBD is standard on all variants.
2017 Suzuki Baleno RS Competition
Fiat Punto Abarth, Volkswagen Polo GT TSi, Hyundai Elite i20, Ford Figo 1.5 TDCi
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