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Maruti Baleno RS Latest Updates
Maruti Suzuki has slashed the prices of the Baleno RS by Rs 1 lakh. The upcoming BS6 emission norms and the slowdown might be the underlying reasons for this price cut. Currently, the hatchback is priced at Rs 7.79 lakh (ex-showroom).
Specifications Summary of Maruti Baleno RS
|Mileage (ARAI) kmpl :||21 Kmpl|
|Gear Box :||5 Speed|
|Fuel Type :||Petrol|
|Length Width Height :||3995*1745*1510|
|Seating Capacity :||5|
|Rear Shoulder Room :||1330mm|
Maruti Baleno RS Price
Maruti Baleno RS prices start at Rs. 8.89 lakh (Ex-Showroom). Maruti Baleno RS is available in 1 variants and 5 colours.
- Petrol (1 Variant)
Maruti Baleno RS Variants Price List
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Maruti Baleno RS Colours
Metallic Premium Silver
Metallic Magma Grey
Maruti Baleno RS Highlights
What makes the RS special is its engine. It is powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol motor that produces 102PS of max power and 150Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. This combination returns a claimed mileage of 21.1kmpl. Since the car weighs just 950kg, the result of all this is a hatchback that’s a lot of fun to drive. That said, it isn’t a whole lot different when compared to the regular Baleno petrol. 0-100kmph is dealt with in 10.52 seconds, and the in-gear acceleration (30-80kmph in third) is quite brisk at 7.02 seconds as well. The turbo-petrol engine is frugal when driven sanely too. During our test it delivered 15.35kmpl inside the city and 20.80kmpl on the highway.
Exterior and Interior
Maruti’s Baleno RS doesn’t look drastically different when compared to the standard version. The manufacturer has chosen to keep it subtle with a body kit, which includes bumper lips at the front and rear along with side skirts. The rear bumper is completely different, and it does look sportier. Coming to the wheels, the RS uses the same set of 16-inch alloy wheels found on the Baleno, but they get a gun-metal finish here. The other subtle difference is in the detailing of the grille - where the Baleno gets slats, the RS features a mesh pattern.
Since the RS is based on the Alpha variant, the cabin is identical. Maruti Suzuki could’ve (and should’ve) spiced things up a bit here by using colour-coded stitching or even interior panels matched to the body paint, but that’s not the case. There’s no change at all, which means it’s a sea of black accentuated by dull silver accents. In terms of features, the RS gets a height- and reach-adjustable the steering wheel, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and in-built navigation, automatic climate control, a reverse camera, steering-mounted controls and a fancy multi-coloured display in the instrument cluster that shows the amount of power and torque being used at any given point of time. Like the regular hatchback, the RS gets anti-lock brakes (ABS) and dual front airbags as standard.
The Maruti-Suzuki Baleno RS is a standalone variant that is based on the Alpha trim. If you want the RS, this is your only option.
Volkswagen Polo GT TSI: Possibly the best petrol hot hatch you can buy without draining your wallet. The slick 7-speed DSG exploits the 105 horses very well, and it’s fun to chuck around the twisties too.
Ford Figo S: The Ford Figo equipped with the 1.5-litre diesel motor that produces 100PS of power and 215Nm of peak torque is a worthy competitor to the Baleno RS. Apart from the ‘S’ badge, this variant also gets a revised suspension, which makes it one of the most fun-to-drive diesel hatchbacks south of Rs 10 lakh.
If you are looking for a 100PS hatchback, the Baleno RS makes a strong case for itself. Its well priced, well equipped and is genuinely fun to drive. It is backed by Maruti Suzuki’s reputation for reliability, low running cost and massive service network. Thus, the Baleno RS strikes a good balance between everyday usability and fun driving experience.
Maruti Baleno RS User Reviews
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Features & Styling4.4/5
Preferred For : Family
56% of users have given a rating of 4.5 and above
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Maruti Baleno RS Mileage
|Fuel Type||Transmission||ARAI Claimed||User Reported|
|Petrol||Manual||21.1 kmpl||12 kmpl|
Maruti Baleno RS Service Cost
|Petrol (6 years)||Rs. 77,950|
Maruti Baleno RS News
The RS will continue to be available in a single, fully-loaded variantJan 29, 2019 | By Team ZigWheels
Powered by a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, the Baleno RS facelift will get minor cosmetic upgradesJan 21, 2019 | By Team ZigWheels