Baleno hybrid: Maruti's first BS6 compliant engine car launched in India
New Delhi : Maruti Suzuki India Limited on Monday launched its premium hatchback with SHVS hybrid system on its Delta and Zeta variant. They also upgraded their regular variant Baleno with BS6 engine, on the petrol model. The diesel engine will continue to be BS4 for now.
With this Maruti Baleno has become the car maker's first car to achieve BS VI compliance; the new hatchback gets a revised 1.2 liter DualJet Dual VVT BSVI engine with Smart Hybrid Technology (SHVS). This 1.2 liter engine in standard and SHVS system will get manual and CVT transmission options, both of which will be BS VI compliant.
Complying with the new emission norms, the car will also be able to generate better fuel efficiency on roads. The Lithium-ion battery pack is compact and designed for long service life and will hence attract more buyers to its fold.
The Lithium-ion battery pack is compact and designed for long service life and will hence attract more buyers to its fold.
Mr. R S Kalsi, Senior Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India, said “Baleno has been a blockbuster car from day one. We have over 5.5 lakh happy Baleno customers since its launch in 2015 and sold more than 2 lakh units in the last fiscal year. We recently upgraded Baleno with latest design and technology. At Maruti Suzuki, we strive to bring newer, better and environment friendly technologies to our products. Baleno Smart Hybrid with BS VI stands testament to the same. We are confident that the premium hatchback Baleno will present a complete package in line with aspirations of evolving customers.”
The 1.2 liter petrol engine delivers 83 hp and 115 Nm. The SHVS system will be offered in the Baleno Zeta and Delta variants with prices set to be increased from a current Rs.6.97 lakhs to Rs.7.86 lakhs and from Rs.6.36 lakhs to Rs.7.25 lakhs respectively. The prices of the other variants remain unchanged. Deliveries will commence soon. Bookings have opened.