Maruti Baleno Cross (YTB) Spied – S-Cross Replacement?

Maruti Suzuki is prepping yet another new model for our market that will be based on the Baleno but will be a logical successor to the S-Cross

The SUV-ish version of the Maruti Baleno, which is internally called the YTB, was recently spotted doing road tests on the outskirts of Gurgaon. The indication to reveal it as soon as the Auto Expo 2023 is clear. We might see the actual vehicle on our roads by February 2023. For now, there are some new details that could be deduced from the spy shots. The YTB is aimed at offering the consumers yet another alternative in sub-Rs 10 lakh segment. However, the crossover will be positioned closer to the Brezza than the Grand Vitara. Here is everything we know about the Baleno-based model so far.

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maruti baleno cross spy image front three quarters
Maruti Baleno Cross Spy Images Rear Three Quarters

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Maruti Baleno Crossover (Codename – YTB) Spotted

The crossover SUV was spotted while performing tests on the roads. As seen from the image, the exterior is wrapped in a thick camouflage but the silhouette is apparent. The size of the Baleno Cross would resemble that of the S-Cross that it will replace. The front fascia might feature the design philosophy that we saw on the recently-revealed Grand Vitara. This means that the LED DRLs will be positioned on the bonnet while the main headlamp cluster will be placed on the bumper. There could be skid plates and a sporty bumper to make it look appealing. The rear features a roof-mounted spoiler and a shark fin antenna.

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As far as the interior and features are concerned, the cabin layout will most likely be modern as we have seen with all the Maruti products lately. There are not too many details about the features but the Baleno, Vitara and Grand Vitara point toward an ultra-modern cabin with the latest tech and comfort features. Maruti has worked quite a bit to make their new products look premium to rival the stiff competition. For the exact details, we will have to wait a bit.

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Specs

Maruti Baleno Cross Spy Images Front Three Quarters
Maruti Baleno Cross Spy Images Front Three Quarters

The upcoming Maruti Baleno Cross will feature the 1.0-litre BoosterJet turbo petrol engine that was last seen on the now discontinued Baleno RS. This could produce 102 hp and 150 Nm of peak power and torque. There could be options of choosing between a 5-speed MT or a 6-speed AT. In addition to that, we might also see the 1.5-litre petrol engine will mild hybrid tech like on the Grand Vitara. The exact specifications will be revealed closer to the launch. How do you like this crossover iteration of the popular Baleno?

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