Maruti Suzuki, one of the biggest passenger car maker in India, has officially announced that the Baleno RS will be launched on 3rd March 2017. The Baleno RS is designed based on the currently available Baleno, which has been retailing through Nexa network.
The Baleno RS also have the same dimensions of Maruti Baleno hatchback, which measures 3,995mm length, 1,745mm width and 1,510mm height. As per the reports, the wheelbase of the upcoming Baleno RS should be the same - 2,520mm.
The new one is the performance based version powered by the highly efficient turbocharged engine, which may be 1.0-litre three-cylinder K10C BOOSTERJET petrol, which generates 110.54 hp (75kW) of power at 5,500rpm speed and the torque of 150Nm at the speed range of 1,700 to 4,500rpm. With the powerful engine, Suzuki has already launched the Baleno in the export markets. The new engine will be paired to the 5-speed manual gearbox and with the configuration, the Baleno RS has kerb weight of 950kg.
Being a new premium hatchback, the Baleno RS comes with the additional effects on the exterior, including modified bumpers, distinctive black alloy wheels and unique mesh grille. The interior of the Baleno will be featured all-black interior with the branded seat covers contains RS logo.
Around one year back, the Baleno RS production concept has been previewed at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. Now, the Baleno RS has been spied with the red color exterior for the first time in the country. It will be offered in the high-end variant (Alpha) and priced between RS. 8 to 9 lakhs (ex-showroom) to rival the Volkswagen Polo GT.