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Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Launched, Here's All You Need to Know

News18.com | March 3, 2017, 7:41 PM IST
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Mar 3, 2017 7:23 pm (IST)

The launch of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS concludes.

Mar 3, 2017 7:09 pm (IST)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS gets an updated bumper at the back as well.

Mar 3, 2017 7:09 pm (IST)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS has been launched at an introductory price tag of Rs 8.69 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Mar 3, 2017 7:08 pm (IST)

The Baleno Rs will come with projector headlamps with daytime running lights.

Mar 3, 2017 7:06 pm (IST)

The engine of the Baleno RS has been tuned for better low-end power delivery, 150 Nm @ 1700 RPM to be precise.

Mar 3, 2017 7:05 pm (IST)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS gets a special 'RS' badging at the back to differentiate it from the existing Baleno model.

Mar 3, 2017 7:03 pm (IST)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS' BoosterJet engine technology explained.

Mar 3, 2017 7:02 pm (IST)

Maruti Suzuki claims that the BoosterJet engine will deliver a pleasant drive in both city and highway driving conditions.

Mar 3, 2017 7:01 pm (IST)

The turbocharger of the BoosterJet engine rotates at 2,00,000 RPM to deliver a boost of power.

Mar 3, 2017 7:00 pm (IST)

BoosterJet engine consists of Gasoline Direct Injection technology and comes fitted with a turbocharger,

Mar 3, 2017 6:59 pm (IST)

The 998cc BoosterJet engine delivers 75 KW of power and 150 Nm of torque and is environment friendly at the same time.

Mar 3, 2017 6:59 pm (IST)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS claims a fuel efficiency of 21.1 km/l from the 1.0-litre BoosterJet petrol engine.

Mar 3, 2017 6:58 pm (IST)

The suspension of the Baleno RS has been tuned for Indian road conditions.

Mar 3, 2017 6:57 pm (IST)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS gets an updated front end design with a new bumper and grille layout.

Mar 3, 2017 6:57 pm (IST)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS' styling has been inspired from from forged sporty metal.

Mar 3, 2017 6:55 pm (IST)

Baleno RS to have an updated, sportier exterior styling.

Mar 3, 2017 6:54 pm (IST)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS will be the marquee brand for the Nexa range in India, says Maruti Suzuki.

Mar 3, 2017 6:54 pm (IST)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS to come with a 5-speed manual transmission setup.

Mar 3, 2017 6:52 pm (IST)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS is especially made for people in the group of 25-30.

Mar 3, 2017 6:51 pm (IST)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS is targetted at the "new-age speed lovers".

Mar 3, 2017 6:51 pm (IST)

The RS line of vehicles will offer high performance and excitement in the future, from Maruti Suzuki models.

Mar 3, 2017 6:50 pm (IST)

The 'RS' in Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS stands for 'Road Sport'.

Mar 3, 2017 6:49 pm (IST)

Maruti Suzuki says that the Baleno RS marks an exciting new era in India.

Mar 3, 2017 6:47 pm (IST)

Almost 1.5 lakh Maruti Suzuki Baleno has been sold in India till now.

Mar 3, 2017 6:46 pm (IST)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS to come with a 1.0-litre petrol engine that will deliver 100 horsepower and 150 Nm of torque.

Mar 3, 2017 6:45 pm (IST)

Maruti Suzuki engineers have been working closely with Suzuki Japan to come out with the BoosterJet technology, which has been used in the Baleno RS.

Mar 3, 2017 6:44 pm (IST)

Currently, five Maruti Suzuki models are compliant with the advanced safety regulation in India.

Mar 3, 2017 6:42 pm (IST)

Maruti Suzuki first launched the 'Auto Gear Shift' (AGS) technology with the Celerio in India followed by small hybrid technologies on the Ciaz and Ertiga.

Mar 3, 2017 6:38 pm (IST)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS launch event begins. Watch this space for real-time updates.

Mar 3, 2017 6:36 pm (IST)

When it comes to safety, the Baleno RS will get disc brakes on all four wheels along with dual airbags, ABS and EBD.

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Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Launched, Here's All You Need to Know
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS was first showcased at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. Image used for representational purpose. (Photo: Siddharth Safaya/News18.com)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno has been a popular choice of hatchbacks in India and has been one of the best-selling products in the Nexa chain of dealerships for Maruti Suzuki. Now, after selling more than 1.5 lakh units of the Baleno, Maruti Suzuki has come out with a new, more powerful variant of the hatchback christened – the Baleno RS. This is Maruti Suzuki's second launch of 2017 as they launched the much anticipated Ignis in January, which too was a Nexa product.

Both the Ignis and the Baleno RS were first showcased at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo and have been much sought after launches ever since. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS comes with a new 'BoosterJet' engine technology which makes the 'RS' offering fall into the 'hot hatchback' category, which is usually associated with hatchbacks that focus more on performance than anything else.

Here are the live updates from the launch as they happened:

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