A sportier version of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno – Baleno RS – was unveiled here at the Auto Expo 2016. The new variant which will go on sale during the festive season later this year will run on a new BoosterJet petrol engine.
The new engine comes with Direct-Injection Turbo that produces 112bhp and 175Nm of max torque.
The overall look of the Baleno RS remains the same as the standard Baleno. However Maruti has certainly spruced up the interiors. The all-black interiors give it a more premium look and there are very few chrome inserts. The cross stitched upholstery gives it a more sporty look as well.
The Concept RS will only be available with the top end Alpha variant of the Baleno. It is expected to priced considerably more than the existing Alpha variant.