Maruti Suzuki mulls adding more spunk under the diesel Baleno’s hood

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2015 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Motion Shots (3)

While we were driving the Baleno diesel, it never seemed lacking in power. However, it never came across as a tire eating monster either. It isn’t anywhere close to that. So Maruti Suzuki has plans to add some more horses under the Baleno’s hood. Currently powered by a Fiat sourced 1.3-liter engine that is good for a modest 73.9 bhp and 193 NM of torque, Maruti’s premium hatch could borrow the 89 bhp version of the same motor that comes fitted under the Ciaz sedan.

2015 Maruti Suzuki Baleno DDIS 190 engine

Since an auto option is only available with the petrol powered Baleno, we’d like to think that Maruti could make the clutch pedal disappear and offer a new top-of-the-range model, powered by this 89 bhp diesel motor. We can only guess, but the more powerful Baleno diesel can come fitted with the manufacturer’s mild hybrid SHVS tech already found on the Ertiga and the Ciaz. Since the car is already lightweight, we’d like to see how it behaves with an added dose of power. Competing against the Polo, Elite i20 and the Honda Jazz, the Baleno has been doing rather well, garnering a respectable amount of bookings so far.

Source: Autocar

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  • Narendra Suvarna says:

    Maruti Suzuki should first concentrate on using a better guaged metal sheet rather than using sheets which are thin as cool drink metal cans, rather than providing more powerful engines. Most of the automobile companies great Indian lives as cheap ! thats ridiculous.