Maruti Baleno RS Launching Today

For sure Maruti Baleno hatchback performed better than the long-discontinued Baleno sedan, but unlike the Baleno sedan which was appreciated for its stronger performance, the new Baleno failed to attract the performance junkies and car enthusiasts.

But, now all this could soon change with the launch of the new Maruti Baleno RS- a performance oriented model that is packed with a low capacity turbocharged petrol engine. Maruti Suzuki will launch the Baleno RS in India at an official event in New Delhi today.

The new Baleno RS is powered by a 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine. It outputs 100 BHP and 150 Nm. The Baleno RS comes with a 5-speed manual transmission. We might get to see the same engine in the Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol version and the S-Cross facelift. This new Baleno RS will be competing with VW Polo GT TSI.

Maruti Baleno RS Price in India

  • Maruti Baleno RS Price (Estimated Ex-showroom, New Delhi) Rs. 8.20 Lakh

Maruti Baleno RS Specifications

  • Length x Width x Height 3995 x 1745 x 1470 mm
  • Kerb Weight 950 – 980 kgs
  • Wheelbase 2520 mm
  • Ground Clearance 165 mm
  • Boot Space 355 litres
  • Engine Type/ Displacement 1.0-litre L Petrol
  • Power 100 bhp
  • Torque 150 Nm
  • Top Speed (est) 199 KMPH
  • Acceleration (0-100 km/h) (est) 11.4 Seconds
  • Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed MT
  • Mileage (est) ~ 22 KMPL

With this new Baleno RS, Maruti will be debuting its all new 1.0 L BoosterJet engine in India. Also, this will be the first Maruti turbo petrol car.

Power output of the India-spec model is 100 bhp while peak torque is 150 Nm. However, internationally the power output of Baleno RS is 10 BHP and 20 Nm more. The model to be launched in India will have a 5 speed manual transmission. The new Maruti Baleno RS is likely to have a top speed of 199 KMPH and a 0-100 KMPH time of under 12 seconds.

  • Maruti Baleno RS Mileage
  • Maruti Baleno RS Mileage (Estimated)
  • City 18 KMPL
  • Highway 19.5 KMPL
  • ARAI 22.1 KMPL

As compared to the 1.2 litre petrol variant, the all new Baleno RS will have a higher fuel mileage. It could boast of a certified mileage of a little more than 22 KMPL, while the Baleno 1.2 petrol offers an ARAI-certified fuel mileage of 21.4 KMPL.

Maruti Baleno RS Exterior

  • Chrome door handles
  • Body coloured ORVMs
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Chrome accent front grille
  • Turn indicators on ORVMs
  • Back door spoiler
  • Alloy Wheels (Black)
  • Daytime Running Lamps with LED
  • Rear Combination Lamps with LED
  • Projector headlamps
  • A+B+C Pillar blackout
  • UV Cut Glass (Front doors + Rear doors + Qtr glass)

Maruti Baleno RS Interior:

  • Metal finish inside door handles
  • Metal finish tipped parking brake
  • Glove box illumination
  • Luggage room illumination
  • Front footwell illumination
  • Multi Information Speedometer Display (with colour TFT)
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel

 

Maruti Baleno RS India – Colours:

 

  • Autumn Orange
  • Fire Red
  • Granite Grey
  • Urban Blue
  • Ray Blue
  • Silver
  • White

Maruti Baleno RS Safety and Security:

  • Anti-theft security system
  • Front disc brakes
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Dual horn
  • Headlamp levelling
  • Front fog lamps
  • Auto headlamps
  • Pinch guard power window (Driver)
  • Child seat tether anchorages
  • Auto diming IRVM
  • Driver side seat belt reminder
  • Rev. parking sensors
  • Rev. parking camera
  • Rear wiper & washer
  • Rear defogger

Features list of the Baleno RS:

  • Black alloy wheels
  • Front bumper lip spoiler
  • Side Skirts
  • New rear bumper
  • Black mesh front grille
  • Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control
  • Power Windows Yes (All Four)
  • Central Locking Yes (keyless entry and go)
  • Steering Audio Controls Yes
  • Audio System Yes (SmartPlay Touchscreen for Alpha trim only)
  • Airbags 2 (Standard)
  • ABS Yes (Standard)

Maruti Baleno RS India – Engine and Transmission:

The Baleno is available with a 1.3 liter DDiS190 Diesel and a 1.2 liter, K-Series VVT Petrol engine. The max power produced by petrol engine will be 83 bhp and a peak torque of 115 Nm. The engine is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. There’s also an optional CVT transmission. The ARAI-rated fuel economy stands at 21.4 KMPL.

The Baleno RS will have a lot more power. Its 1.0-litre Turbocharged BoosterJet engine will churn out a max. power of 100 bhp and a peak torque of 150 Nm. There will be a definite increase in performance.

Maruti Baleno RS Rivals in India

  • Volkswagen Polo GT TSI
  • Fiat Abarth Punto
  • Ford Figo 1.5 Petrol
  • Hyundai Elite i20 1.4

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