- New Maruti Baleno is the most popular premium hatchback in the country.
- Suzuki Swift Sport has has been sufficiently popular with car enthusiasts looking for a fun but well-priced hatchback
- This Baleno sport could be the hot-hatch version of the premium hatchback in the digital realm.
Here is a cool new iteration of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Inspired from the Suzuki Swift Sport sold abroad, the digital creation looks pretty cool. Baleno has enjoyed unparalleled success in our market since its inception. It has been able to sell in excellent numbers leaving behind the competition. Despite being such a popular vehicle, richtorque has devised a unique digital iteration of the hatchback that people would love to see a physical version of. Let us check out all the details of this unique digital illustration here.
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Maruti Suzuki Baleno Sport Concept
The most striking aspect of this Baleno is the bright yellow paint shade accentuating its sportiness. This is the same paint used on the Swift Sport sold abroad. There are black strips on the sides of the bonnet, a dual-tone black-yellow exterior, black ORVMs, the front grille has been painted black along with the inserts on the bumper, the fog lamp housing is black, the side skirts are black too, and the alloy wheels are quite sporty. Finally, the black side pillars enhance the overall hot-hatch aspect of the vehicle. The side door panel extends toward the rear making the rear look wider than it already is.
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Chances of the Maruti Baleno Sport ever making it to production appear bleak at the moment. However, safely expect at least some performance upgrades if it ever sees the light of the day. Meanwhile, the latest Maruti Suzuki Baleno is powered by a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder K-Series petrol engine with mild-hybrid technology. This engine can churn out 88 hp and 113 Nm of peak power and torque. As standard, Maruti is offering the Baleno with a 5-speed manual transmission. However, a 5-speed automated manual transmission is available in select variants. The fuel tank is a decent 37 litres and the ARAI mileage stands at an impressive 22.94 km/l. The prices of the Baleno range from Rs 6.49 lakh to Rs 9.71 lakh, ex-showroom.
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While the hatchback is already popular, such iterations offer ideas to Baleno owners to make minor modifications to their cars. These tiny changes can make a lot of difference in terms of the final appearance. However, make sure to confirm with your RTO as to which modifications are legitimate. Do share your views on this.