Top-end Maruti YRA (Suzuki Baleno) petrol spotted inside and out – Spied

Posted on: Sep 11, 2015 - 9:32am IST

Indian launch expected during Diwali.

Here are further spyshots of a top-end variant of the Maruti YRA (Suzuki Baleno), snapped in India.

Maruti YRA Suzuki Baleno front quarter spied
The Baleno is based on an all-new “lightweight” platform, Suzuki announced.

On the outside, the premium hatchback gets projector headlights with LED daytime running lights, foglights, alloy wheels (possibly 16-inch alloys), chrome door handles with keyless entry, turn indicators on the ORVMs, and a rear spoiler.

Inside, the YRA (Baleno) shows its SmartPlay touchscreen entertainment system (also seen on the S-Cross), automatic climate control, an MID, a steering borrowed from the Swift, and dual front airbags. The tachometer, which has a redline starting at 6,250 rpm, confirms this particular unit to run on the more expensive fuel, confirming that petrol and diesel engine options will be available at the time of its launch.

Maruti YRA Suzuki Baleno auto AC spied
When launched, the YRA will target the likes of the Elite i20 and the Honda Jazz.

The engines are likely to be carried over from the Swift, which is powered by a 1.2-liter K-Series petrol and a 1.3-liter DDiS diesel. For the European market, where the Baleno has its market launch next year, a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged Boosterjet engine will also be available.

Also read: Maruti Celerio diesel – Review

Production of the YRA/Baleno has commenced at Maruti’s Manesar plant, and a launch is expected to take place in India during the Diwali period (November). According to reports, Maruti will also export the hatchback to European and Japanese markets.

Maruti YRA (Suzuki Baleno) – Spyshot Gallery

Suzuki Baleno – Image Gallery

[Source: The Automotive India]

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