Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS with new 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine will adorn Maruti’s Transformotion theme
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has announced its plans for the upcoming Auto Expo 2016 that will see the brand launching the much-anticipated Vitara Brezza and Concept Ignis inciting a sub four-metre compact SUV for the Indian market. The leading passenger vehicle manufacturer in the country will showcase its technical prowess with the introduction of a new generation lighter platform and the brand new 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol unit powering the high performance Baleno RS concept.
In a move to Maruti Suzuki 2.0, the company’s stall will be erected based on Transformotion theme which expands to ‘Transformation Through Motion’ by providing the best automotive experience to customers. The Vitara Brezza urban compact SUV will sit on 16-inch alloy wheels nestled in the sharper wheel arches and comes with bolder front-end, muscular styling and dynamic side profile according to Maruti Suzuki.
The SUV will see the daylight on 3rd February at the motor show and has been engineered and designed by a team spearheader by Chief Engineer Mr. CV Raman. The following day will witness Maruti Suzuki unveiling the Ignis concept and has been affirmed to enter into the fast-growing compact car segment in its production guise. The more powerful sport version of the recently launched Baleno premium hatchback dubbed as Baleno RS concept will also be greeting visitors at the motor show.
With an aggressive design and sportier appearance, the high performance Baleno RS concept is constructed on an all-new lighter and rigid platform and gets powered by a 1.0-litre Boosterjet direct-injected turbo petrol unit. The engine will be on display as well as the Indo-Japanese manufacturer will be boasting its technical excellence with the new potent mill.
The last edition of the Auto Expo played host to MSIL introducing Auto Gear Shift (AGS) Technology on the Celerio which sparked the affordable clutchless-driving in the entry-level phase of the Indian market. The Indian-spec standard Baleno incorporating the 1.0-litre Boosterjet could spawn a hot hatchback rival to contest against the likes of Volkswagen Polo GT TSI and Fiat Abarth Punto.
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