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Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS launching tomorrow

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS launching tomorrow
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Thursday 02 March 2017, 19:11 PM

Maruti Suzuki’s Baleno RS has been one of the most awaited model to be launched this year. The wait finally ends tomorrow with the launch of Maruti Suzuki’s first real performance focused hatchback in the country. Recently, the Nexa website started accepting booking for the vehicle at a token amount of Rs 11,000.    

Under the hood, Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS is powered by a 998cc three cylinder turbo-petrol ‘Boosterjet’ engine that generates 100bhp of power and 150Nm of torque. At launch, the vehicle will come mated to a five-speed manual transmission that powers the front wheels and it is to be seen if the company will introduce an AT transmission option as well. Like all Nexa cars, the Baleno RS will also get dual front airbags and ABS with EBD as standard.

The soon to be launched Baleno RS will be based on the top-spec Alpha variant along with added equipment. The vehicle will come loaded with new features like touchscreen infotainment system, climate control, automatic projector headlamps and wipers, electro chromatic mirrors, keyless entry and possibly leather seats. For sportiness, the vehicle will also get a new interior shade which is not offered with the standard model.

The new variant will push the Baleno brand a level above the rest while also assuring an overall growth in cumulative sales. On the pricing aspect, we believe it might be priced over Rs 8-lakh. More details about the vehicle will be known post launch. Post launch it will emerge as a strong competitor against the likes of Volkswagen Polo GT TSI and Fiat Abarth Punto.

 

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