Maruti’s new premium hatchback, codenamed the YRA, has just been revealed in a new teaser, before its Frankfurt Motor Show debut on September 15. The YRA will be manufactured in India and exported to Europe, where the B-Segment hatchback will bring back the Baleno name.
The new Baleno’s styling follows the Suzuki iK-2 Concept, which made its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. Exterior highlights include a V-shaped grille bordered at the bottom with chrome, upswept headlamp clusters featuring projector illumination and DRL strips, a swooping roofline, mildly flared wheel arches, blacked out A-pillars, a sharply raked rear screen, signature chrome strip on tail gate, LED tail lamps and 16-inch alloy wheels.
The new Baleno’s interiors will feature an all black theme, with brushed silver finished accents, a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system (Maruti SMARTPLAY), automatic climate control, keyless entry, leather seats and dual air-bags. Full details and spy images here.
Powering the YRA/new Baleno will be a new 1 liter Boosterjet, turbocharged petrol engine (K10C), which is expected to deliver upwards of 23 Kmpl, while the 1.3 liter DDiS diesel unit is also expected alongside. The new Baleno will be sold through Maruti’s new premium Nexa dealerships, although it remains to be seen if the maker retains the Baleno name for India.