Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Overview
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS has been under speculation for a long time now but the company has finalized the launch date of 3rd March for the hatch. Baleno RS will be the first proper hot hatchback from the highest selling car manufacturer. The Baleno RS is going to increase the competition in the closely fought hot hatch segment which consists of Polo GT, Abarth Punto and the Ford Figo 1.5 petrol variant. The pricing will be in the region of around INR 8 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Price in India
The price of the new hot hatch from Maruti Suzuki is expected to be upwards of INR 8 lakh as it is likely to be a trim only on the top of the line Zeta and Alpha variants.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Launch date
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS is going to be launched on the 3rd of March, 2017.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Mileage
The mileage of the Boosterjet engine could be around 20 to 22 kmpl making it an extremely efficient hot hatchback in comparison to the competition which is not very frugal.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Exteriors
The exteriors won’t be much different than the current Baleno but will be featuring a sporty body kit and side skirts. The front grille is highlighted with new blackened mesh finish and the low slung front chin. The side profile shows off the sporty side to the RS as it gets 16-inch black alloy wheels and the rear end shows off the RS badge which reiterates its sporty character. The rear end further comprises of a neatly integrated roof spoiler and an even lower but sharper bumper with faux diffuser.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Interiors
The interiors of the Baleno had a premium feel to them and the RS adds to them a sporty touch. The comfortable RS cabin follows an all-black colour scheme with stylish contrast stitching on the upholstery and RS badging on the seats. The features in the Baleno RS will be high as it is expected to be available as trim to the top of the line Alpha variant. It will feature auto climate control, cruise control, auto headlamps, rain sensing wipers, Bluetooth connectivity, 7-inch touch screen infotainment system with GPS and Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity. Safety features on offer will be dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, keyless entry and central locking, speed sensing door locks with engine immobilizer.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Engine Specification
The engine on offer will be 1.0 litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged boosterjet petrol which churns out a power output of 101 bhp with 150 Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual while there are talks of the introduction of an automatic transmission as well.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Competition
The competition is not very strict for the Baleno RS and will be arising from the Volkswagen Polo GT, Fiat Abarth Punto and the Ford Figo 1.5 Litre petrol variant.