Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS 2016 Hatchback Design – Since Maruti Suzuki has exhibited Baleno RS at Auto Expo in 2016, there is a good reason for this because RS is not a cosmetically trimmed variant of the ordinary Baleno. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS 2016 is powered by a new 3-liter turbocharged Boosterjet 3-cylinder engine, which develops 99 hp and 150 Nm of torque.
There is almost no lag from the machine even at slow speeds and going quickly is quite rewarding. Fast acceleration and linear power delivery. Managed to accelerate from rest to 100 km/h in 10.26 seconds. At the back straight, our top speed is the speed shown at 183 km/h, which is an impressive number for hatchback. Until now, the company only offers a five-speed manual transmission at Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS 2016.
The gearbox itself works well and the shift is right and the toss is short. Clutch is also light so driving this car in traffic should also be easy. With the speed of the car up, Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS 2016 has improved the brakes properly.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS 2016 gets an all-disc setting instead of front discs and a rear drum setting on a regular Baleno. While the brakes from 180 kmph also the car was stable and the brakes fade is also very minimal. The suspension has also been tightened slightly and as a result, body-roll is controlled inside the car while cornering high speed on the track. With an updated steering wheel ratio, the steering also feels faster and the feedback from this unit is commendable.
A quick display at Baleno RS makes it difficult to find the main differences but a closer look reveals new bumpers in front and back along with playbacks around. Velg is the same as found in Baleno standard but in RS they are painted black. The rear bumper also has a dark exterior area that looks very good with a contrasting color.
Overall Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS 2016 looks more sporty than the usual version without too hard. While Maruti has played it safely, I think this approach is better because cars with hard exterior are always welcome with mixed reactions from Indian consumers.
This is the only part where customers of Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS 2016 may feel a bit disappointed because Baleno RS has the same interior as the usual Baleno. There are several items undergoing changes such as the steel pedal and RS badging in the cabin along with the flat steering wheel will make everything more alive.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS 2016