Maruti Baleno and S-Cross get grey alloy wheels, no other changes have been made in the latest upgrade
India’s leading automaker, Maruti Suzuki, has silently upgraded the alloy wheel colour on the successfully running Baleno premium hatchback and S-Cross crossover for the domestic market. The exclusive news comes on the back of Baleno locking horns with the Hyundai Elite i20 in its segment since the launch of the model at the end of October last year.
While no official confirmation has been made yet, Maruti Suzuki has opted for a new paintjob on the alloy wheel. The silver colour is ditched in favour of grey wheels as you can see in the picture. For any vehicle, the alloy wheels play a significant role in substantiating the appearance and it’s no different here.
It does bring a sporty and quite a meaner stance on the Baleno as well the S-Cross. The Baleno rides on 185 / 65 R15 front and rear tyres with steel rims while the top-of-the-line variants have 195 / 55 R16 front and rear tyres with alloy wheels. The S-Cross crossover is shod on 205 / 60 R16 front and rear tyres all throughout the range.
Furthermore, the changes are limited only to the alloy wheel colour and no price modifications will be made. The bookings for the Baleno are on the rise day-on-day as more than 50,000 units were delivered within six months of its launch. The new alloy wheel colour could make a style statement against the already head-turning design language adapted by the Elite i20.
It is powered by the 1.2-litre, inline, four-cylinder, DOHC, 4V, K-Series VVT petrol engine good enough to pump out a maximum power output of 83 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 115 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. The diesel motor is 1.3-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged, Multijet DDiS 200 unit powering the Swift hatchback that develops 75 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm of peak torque at 2,000 rpm.
As for the S-Cross, which saw decent growth in sales since the drastic price reduction, the power is derived from a 1.6 litre DDiS 320 diesel and a 1.3 litre DDiS 200 diesel engine.