A red Maruti Baleno RS spotted yet again ahead of launch

01/03/2017 - 13:11 | ,  ,   | Neelanjan Chakraborty

The Baleno RS will be available across all Nexa dealerships.

Days ahead of its launch, IAB reader Prashoy Chithran has spotted the Maruti Baleno RS at a dealer stockyard in Kerala. The car is set to be launched on March 3, 2017, and bookings for the same are open.

Maruti Baleno RS front spyshot IAB
The Maruti Baleno RS will be launched on 3 March  2017 and will be based on the Baleno Alpha trim.

At the heart of the Maruti Baleno RS is a new 1.0-litre Boosterjet which will be coupled to a 5-speed gearbox. The engine is capable of producing 100 hp of maximum power at 5,500 rpm and 150 Nm of torque which peaks in the range of 1,700 to 4,500 rpm. The power to weight ratio is further boosted by the fact that the car weighs 950 kg.

The Maruti Baleno RS a black mesh grille, sportier bumpers with larger intake, silver highlights, black-painted 16-inch rims, an aggressive rear bumper, and a roof spoiler. The car will be available only in the Alpha variant. Features list includes a 7-inch Smartplay with reverse camera and Apple CarPlay support, a 4.2-inch colour MID keyless entry, Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED DRLs, LED taillamps, auto dimming IRVM, and automatic climate control.

Maruti Baleno RS spyshot badging IAB
The Maruti Baleno RS will be powered by a 1.0-litre Boosterjet mill which is capable of producing hp of maximum power and 150 Nm of peak torque.

The Maruti Baleno RS will be competing against the Volkswagen Polo GT and is expected to be priced between INR 8 to 9 lakhs.

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