Maruti Baleno RS is a specal edition car which was unveiled as a concept at Auto Expo 2016 early this year. The car will be available for sale across all Nexa showrooms in India by February 2017.
The car is recently being tested for performance on the Indian roads before it is launched. The special edition RS will be priced at a higher price than the regular Baleno, though the difference is not known. The upgrade seems like a smart move by Maruti to move in the premium hot hatchback segment which is currently occupied only by Volkswagon Polo GT and Fiat Punto Evo Abarth.
The most attractive thing about the new Baleno RS is that it comes with an all new turbo-charged powerful engine. The RS engine will be powered by a 111 hp 1.0 litre boosterjet turbo petrol engine. This is the same engine which is featured in regular Baleno in the international market. It is not yet confirmed whether the car will come with a 5 speed or 6-speed gearbox. The international counterpart of this car comes with a 6-speed gearbox. The car will also feature disc brakes and black alloy wheels. The car will also come with a body kit.