Maruti Baleno’s 1.0L BoosterJet engine to be showcased at Auto Expo – Report

Posted on: Jan 29, 2016 - 10:49am IST

To be produced in India.

Autocar Professional reports that the Suzuki 1.0-litre BoosterJet engine will be showcased at the Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida next week, as CV Raman, Executive Director – Engineering, Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), revealed the same to the publication in a recent interview.

Suzuki Boosterjet engine official
The 1.0-litre three-cylinder BoosterJet engine is tuned to produce 110 hp and 170 Nm on the Suzuki Baleno.

Unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the 1.0-litre three-cylinder BoosterJet engine features a direct injection system and a turbocharger which enables the engine to produce 110 hp and 170 Nm of torque. The motor will be offered with the choice of a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission, both of which will power only the front wheels of the export-spec Baleno.

The BoosterJet engine will be manufactured in India, as confirmed by Maruti officials to IndianAutosBlog, to be offered on the Suzuki Baleno that will be exported to over 100 markets worldwide. The BoosterJet model is expected to be introduced in India as well expectedly later this year.

Suzuki Baleno front quarters at 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
The engine is offered on the export-spec Baleno with the option of a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

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The Maruti Baleno is currently offered in India with the choice of the familiar 1.2-litre four-cylinder K-Series petrol engine or the 1.3-litre four-cylinder DDiS diesel mill.

Suzuki Baleno – Image Gallery

[Source: Autocar Professional]

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