Maruti Suzuki India on Friday launched the much awaited Baleno RS for a price of Rs 8.69 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi). The new Baleno RS is Maruti’s second launch for the year after the Ignis. Maruti Suzuki has also commenced with the bookings for the Baleno RS for an initial token amount of Rs 11,000. Maruti Suzuki had unveiled the Baleno RS at the Auto Expo 2016.
As an RS, Maruti Suzuki will give the Baleno a more sporty and aggressive stance. In the front, the Baleno RS come with bi-xenon projector headlamps and power-operated ORVMs.
The new Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS comes with a 998 cc, 3-cylinder, BoosterJet petrol engine that churns out maximum power output of 100BHP and maximum torque of 150NM, mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
The new car from Maruti Suzuki will be a lot like the Baleno albeit some additional features. This includes an updated dashboard and SmartPlay infotainment system with integrated Apple CarPlay among others.
The new Baleno RS comes with a wheelbase of 2520mm and will be 1745mm in width, 3995mm in length, 1510mm in height and will have a fuel capacity of 37L.
The new Baleno RS goes up against the Fiat Punto Abarth and Volkswagen Polo GTI in India.