Maruti Suzuki has introduced the sporty variant of the Baleno hatchback, Baleno RS in Goa.
With the Baleno RS, Maruti is looking to tap into the performance hatchback segment. The RS brings to India Suzuki’s latest innovation – 1.0 litre Boosterjet Direct Injection Turbo Charged engine – which delivers 20% more power and 30% more torque than a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine.
The new Boosterjet engine develops 100Ps (75kW) @5500rpm max power and max torque of 150Nm @ 1700 – 4500rpm.
To distinguish it from the regular Baleno, the RS features sporty front and rear bumpers and new chrome grille at the front. The car is equipped with front, rear and side under body spoilers. The alloys wheels are black which rides on 16 inch wheels. Interiors are all black to add to the sporty appeal.
The RS is avaialble in a single variant with ith Smartplay Infotainment System, Disc brakes in all wheels, coupled with ABS and EBD. Safety features like ISOFIX child-seat restrain anchorages, dual airbags and rear parking sensors with camera are standard.
The Baleno RS is priced at Rs. 8,75,766 ex-showroom Goa and Rs. 10,01,612 on-road Goa.
The car is available only in Nexa showrooms.