Baleno RS Video : Official Teaser By Maruti

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UPDATED: Baleno RS launched at Rs 8.69 lakh

The Maruti Baleno RS is the most anticipated hatchback launch in India. March 3rd is when Maruti will reveal the pricing and other details of their first turbo-charged petrol model for India. With just a week to go for the launch, Maruti today sent us an official teaser of the new engine on how it works:

Yes, its a perfect teaser to set things rolling in favour of the car. The Baleno RS will be powered by Suzuki’s Boosterjet technology and this engine might find its way into other models like the Brezza and the Ciaz at a later stage. Here are more details on the Baleno RS

  • It was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo
  • Its a 3 cylinder engine (not an in-line four)
  • Max power will be 102 bhp, a drop of 9 bhp over the international version
  • Max torque will be 150 Nm, available from 1700 till 4500 rpm
  • Fuel economy will be more than the normal 1.2 petrol
  • Engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission
  • RS will only be available in the top end trim
  • Price is expected to be around 8 lakhs
  • Other turbo-charged petrol cars under 10 lakh include the VW Polo TSI and Ford EcoSport
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RS also gets black color for the alloy wheels

The Baleno has been a runaway success for Maruti. The RS version will appeal to enthusiasts who want a quick car with sporty looks. Speaking of which, the RS version will come with black alloys and slightly different bumpers. Interiors too will carry a sporty theme. Watch this space on 3rd March! Did you see this wicked Baleno with Lamborghini inspired doors?

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