Maruti Suzuki unveils the Baleno RS. Image Source: NDTV

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS launches in India

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS launched in India on Friday. Priced at Rs. 8.69 Lakhs, the RS model’s booking is available at a token amount of Rs. 11,000. The car is exclusively available at Nexa outlets.

The new Baleno RS has strong and sporty appeal and comes with bi-xenon projector headlamps and power-operated ORVMs. Available as single variant, the Baleno RS has a 1.0 litre Booster Jet engine which is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.  Its engine has maximum power output of 100HP. Its 998cc engine has a maximum torque of 150NM. The new RS model has a fuel capacity of 37 litres.

The RS model is a lot like the previous Baleno but with updated dashboard including SmartPlay and integrated Apple CarPlay.

The RS model will face completion from Fiat Punto Abarth and Volkswagen Polo GTI and Ford Fiago in the sporty hatchback category. The interior of the car is set up with brushed aluminum center console.

The previous model, Maruti Suzuki Baleno has been a successful one. From April 2016 to January 2017, Maruti sold 1.38 Lakhs of Baleno units alone. The RS model hopes to have a good run in the market post-demonetisation.

Sources: 1] NDTV

2] India Today

Feedback welcome!