Maruti has officially released the first teaser of the Baleno RS ahead of its launch on March 3. This is the performance variant of the Baleno that made its Indian debut at the Auto Expo last year.
The Baleno RS is a sportier version of the premium hatchback Baleno. It looks sportier than the regular hatchback and since it’s a performance variant, it gets a more powerful engine. This is the much awaited 1.0-litre BoosterJet direct injection turbo petrol mill. It features Direct-Injection Turbo, which enables the three-cylinder engine to churn out 112bhp of power and 175Nm of peak torque.
The powerful powerplant is currently on sale in Suzuki cars internationally and will make it to the Indian market in the coming month. Upon launch, the Baleno RS will be an exciting product as there are very few 100+ bhp hatchbacks in India like the Volkswagen Polo GT, Fiat Abarth Punto and the Ford Figo 1.5. The new Baleno RS will join this club next month. It will be offered only with the top-end Alpha variant. More details and prices will be revealed on March 3 in Delhi.