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Maruti Suzuki Baleno SHVS likely to launch in 2017

Maruti Suzuki Baleno SHVS likely to launch in 2017
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Tuesday 25 October 2016, 16:03 PM

Maruti Suzuki’s premium hatchback Baleno is a considerable contributor to the automaker’s overall sales in the country. In order to further strengthen the Baleno brand in India, the automaker has been working on developing a mild-hybrid SHVS version of the popular hatchback. The vehicle has also been spotted on numerous occasions and it is likely to be launched in the country in 2017. The new model will not get fresh design upgrades and changes will be limited to technological upgrades.

India’s largest automaker has offered the SHVS system on the Ertiga and the Ciaz sedan. This time around, it will be the Baleno which is powered by a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine which has been sourced from Fiat. The mild-hybrid technology claims to deliver around 10 per cent more fuel efficiency than the regular diesel version. This will mean that the Baleno SHVS might deliver well over the 27.39kmpl. The SHVS system is a combined system featuring an integrated starter generator, brake energy recovery system and an auto start-stop system.

A major difference in cost between the Baleno SHVS and the regular Baleno diesel is not expected, as these vehicles benefit from the FAME policy and are entitled to receive subsidy, which will eventually benefit customers. The automaker is also working on a powerful 1.0-litre turbocharged Boosterjet petrol engine variant, which is likely to be introduced as the Baleno RS. News has also been doing rounds that Maruti is also planning on introducing a petrol SHVS variant. Though unlikely, if introduced it will continue to be powered by the existing 1.2-litre K-series petrol engine. More details about the upcoming vehicle will be known in the coming days.

 

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