Maruti Baleno 2015-2022 RS On Road Price (Petrol), Features & Specs, Pictures

Baleno 2015-2022 RS test

The Maruti crack on the hot hatch segment is in the form of the Baleno RS. The variant is based on the high-end Alpha variant and carries over all the bells and whistles that a fully loaded Baleno comes with.

It retains the LED projector headlights and daytime running lights, LED taillights and 16-inch alloy wheels. The updates come in the form of blacked-out wheels and a subtle body kit all around that gives the RS a sporty edge. Find out which other variants of Maruti Baleno offer in terms of comfort and safety.

Enter the Maruti Baleno RS and everything will look familiar. There is no difference from the standard car when it comes to layout and equipment. The RS gets perks like automatic climate control, a 7-inch ‘SmartPlay’ touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Navigation, steering wheel audio controls and detailed driver information display (MID) . The Maruti Baleno RS also has the usual convenience features, including four power windows, steering reach and tilt adjustment and a height-adjustable driver’s seat. Speaking of practicality, the Maruti Baleno RS features the same voluminous 339-litre trunk and also gets a 60:40 split for the rear seat.

The biggest change is the new 1.0-liter turbocharged engine. Called on ‘Boosterjet’, this three-cylinder engine develops 102 hp and 150 Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission only, there will be no automatic offered. Notably, those numbers are a notch lower than the Euro-spec Baleno Boosterjet, which pumps out 110PS and 169Nm. The numbers are almost on par with its big rival – the Volkswagen GT TSi which has a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol that makes 110bhp and 175Nm. However, which is likely to tip the scales in favor of Maruti Baleno RS is its low curb weight of 950 kg.

The other mechanical update to the Maruti Baleno RS is the addition of rear disc brakes. This should help the faster Baleno lose speed just as quickly. Safety-wise, the RS comes with dual airbags and anti-lock brakes.

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Maruti Baleno 2015-2022 RS Colors

Maruti Baleno 2015-2022 is available in 10 different colors – Premium Silver Metallic, Pearl Arctic White, Metallic Premium silver, Ray blue, Granite Grey, Pearl Phoenix Red, Metallic Magma Grey, Autumn Orange, Nexa Blue and Fire Red.

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