Maruti Baleno Cross Brings Macho Madness To Hyundai i20-Rival!

This digital image by SRK designs showcases the purported Maruti Baleno Cross that could be introduced in future. So far, the Baleno has been a direct rival of the Hyundai i20 and has beeBaleno is the highest selling premium hatchback in our market by quite some margin. In fact, it outsold the i20 and Altroz combined in June 2021. Therefore, it is only natural for automobile designers to come with the mad renditions of the Baleno. That is exactly what this video highlights. It is a mad crossover of the Baleno with some very intricate and cool elements. Let us take a look at all these modifications in detail to amuse ourselves.

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Maruti Baleno Cross Details

To start with, the front bumpers look extremely sporty with fog lamps just below the headlamps, air vents on the sides, changed front grille pattern, intricate grille design above the skid plate, sculpted bonnet and splitters on each side. The wheel arches have been made more prominent with side cladding accentuating the sportiness, the large stylish alloy wheels add to the charm of the side profile. The wing mirrors have been made compact, the side body cladding and curved door panels extend an almost two-door coupe-like side view. The A, B and C-Pillars have been blacked out as one would expect in any rendition version. The roof rails have been added to complete the crossover stance.  

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Maruti Baleno Modified Image

Maruti Baleno Features & Specs

The features list on the Baleno includes a full Digital Instrument Cluster, a Digital Infotainment Touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Steering-mounted controls, Voice Commands, Navigation System, Automatic Climate Control. The Digital Display gives out valuable information like fuel consumption, distance-to-empty, trip information, gear change indicator and much more. Safety features include ABS with EBD, Dual front airbags, a Rear-view camera with sensors, ISOFIX child seat mounts. However, it does miss out on features like Hill-start Assist, Traction Control and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.

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The Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes with a 1.2L VVT Petrol engine churning out a healthy 82 bhp and 113 Nm with the option of a 5-speed manual or CVT automatic. It also has a slightly powerful 1.2L Dualjet Dual VVT Petrol Hybrid making 88 bhp and identical torque mated to a 5-speed manual. There are no diesel powertrains in the Maruti Suzuki’s lineup at the moment. The prices of the Baleno range between Rs 5.98 lakh and Rs 9.30 lakh, ex-showroom.

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