Maruti to launch the performance oriented Baleno RS next year

The biggest car maker in the Indian market, Maruti Suzuki will be launching the sports version of the famous Baleno hatchback by mid-2107. The performance oriented Baleno will be christened as the Baleno RS and will surely woo the car enthusiasts around the country. The car will be sold through the Maruti Suzuki’s exclusive NEXA dealerships. The Baleno RS made its first public appearance at the 2016 Autoexpo and since then it is the most awaited cars in the Indian market as it has already gathered a lot of fan following in the market.


Maruti Baleno RS engine?

At the heart of the car will sit a new Boosterjet petrol engine that will make the Baleno RS the Maruti’s first 100+ bhp hatchback. This 1.0 litre Boosterjet petrol engine will deliver an impressive 109 bhp of power and 170 Nm of torque. Which will help the car to cross 0-100km/hr in under 11 seconds.

Maruti Baleno RS exterior and interior?

On the outside, the car will share its exterior with the existing Baleno hatchback and will carry the looks inspired from the latter. On the inside, the car is expected to have a lil sporty theme than the current Baleno. When launched, it will compete against the cars like the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI and the Abarth lineup from Fiat.


Maruti Baleno RS expected price?

The car will be launched towards a price bracket of Rs 10 to 12 lakh.

Also read: 2017 Nissan GT-R launched in India at 1.99 crore


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