Maruti Suzuki prices Baleno RS at Rs 8.69 lakh
Indian automobile manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki on Friday launched the Baleno RS priced at Rs 8.69 lakh ex-showroom price Delhi.
“The Baleno RS brings to India Suzuki’s latest innovation - 1.0 litre Boosterjet Direct Injection Turbo Charged engine - which delivers 20% more power and 30% more torque than a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine,” the company said in a BSE filing.
The car has been launched in a single variant – Alpha and has an engine capacity of 998 cc and peak torque available for a wide range of RPM (150 Nm @1700- 4500 RPM).
Baleno RS will be available in Fire Red, Pearl Arctic White, Premium Urban Blue, Premium Silver, Granite Grey, Ray Blue and Autumn Orange colours.
Maruti Suzuki’s latest innovation has a one-litre Boosterjet which has combination of two technologies - Direct Injection System and a Turbo charger.
The company said that the Baleno RS also has ISOFIX child-seat restrain anchorages in addition to dual airbags, seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters.
Other features of the car include disc brakes in all wheels, coupled with ABS and EBD enhance safety, driver seat belt reminder buzzer with lamp and rear parking sensors with camera.
Commenting on the Baleno RS launch, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki, Kenichi Ayukawa said, “With the path-breaking 1.0 litre Boosterjet Maruti Suzuki marks its entry in the high performance segment. The 1.0 litre Boosterjet Direct Injection Turbo Charged engine delivers outstanding power, which is 20% more, than a conventional 1.2 litre petrol engine. At the same time, torque is over a wide range of RPM and is 30% higher than a conventional 1.2 litre petrol engine. Baleno RS is for the performance enthusiasts who seek more power, throttle response and excitement in their day-to-day driving.”
Shares of the company closed lower 0.46% to Rs 5,891.80 per share on BSE Sensex.