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Maruti Suzuki Baleno SHVS spotted at company's factory

Maruti Suzuki Baleno SHVS spotted at company's factory
Ninad Ambre Ninad Ambre Friday 21 October 2016, 16:11 PM

Maruti Suzuki Baleno SHVS is no more a secret as the car was snapped at the factory with the SHVS badge. This also suggests that the carmaker has started the production of this variant.

Maruti Suzuki is tight-lipped about any developments regarding this and have not given out any official information. This model can either be for the export markets only, or might be offered for the Indian market too. Speculations suggest the latter as well.


Coming to the specifications of the international-spec model, the petrol version powered by the 1.2-litre Dual-Jet mill will feature the SHVS technology. For the Indian market, on the other hand, the diesel model is expected to get the tech, knowing , the diesel Ciaz and Ertiga also get it here.

However, launching this model for the Indian market anytime soon should be a tough task for Maruti Suzuki. Primarily, for the reason that they have a huge demand of the standard Baleno that still needs to be catered to. The huge waiting periods is also the reason Maruti Suzuki has decided to push the Ignis' launch to next year. Adding any new model to their line-up at the moment will add more pressure on the company’s production line. This will eventually mean even more waiting periods for consumers.

Nevertheless, we can expect the Baleno SHVS to bring in a significant hike in sales upon launch. The current SHVS models have found favour with Indian buyers all thanks to the government subsidy that this mild hybrid tech attracts from the FAME India initiative. The Ciaz and Ertiga can be had with benefits of Rs 13,000 under this subsidy and we can expect a similar benefit for the hatchback as well. Stay tuned as more details emerge soon.

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