Maruti Suzuki is planning give the first update to its highly-popular premium hatchback – the Baleno. According to a fresh report, the new Maruti Baleno facelift will hit showrooms in the first quarter of 2019 (i.e. between January to March, 2019). Production of the hatchback is likely to be commenced from September 2018.
The report further suggests that the Baleno facelift will ditch the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine for Suzuki’s new in-house developed 1.5-litre oil burner. This powertrain will make its debut on the Ciaz facelift that will go on sale in coming months. Read – 6 Reasons Why Everyone’s Buying The All-new Maruti Swift
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The Indo-Japanese carmaker will introduce its indigenously developed 1.5-litre diesel engine to its entire product lineup. Maruti cars that make use of the 1.3-litre Multijet motor will receive the new 1.5L BS VI compliant powertrain.
Just so you know, the Union Road, Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari had announced that the country will move from BSIV norms to BSVI norms (frog leaping the BS V) by April 1, 2020. The BSVI norms, however, will be implemented in select cities prior to the decided deadline. Delhi becomes India’s first city to initiate sales of the BSVI compliant fuel.
Fiat’s 1.3L Multijet diesel engine complies with BSIV regulations and need an upgrade for the new norms. As of now, the company has no plan to make an investment for the engine upgrade. And this is the reason why carmakers such as Maruti Suzuki and Tata Motors are looking for their own alternatives. Read – Maruti Suzuki To Launch Toyota Corolla Based Sedan In India
The Maruti Baleno, which was launched in October 2015, will soon complete its three successful years in the country. Aiming to further boost its sales, the carmaker will bring in the first facelift of the hatchback with minor aesthetic and feature upgrades. Some of its key highlights will include LED projector headlamps, revised front grille and bumper, newly-designed alloys, new seat upholstery and updated infotainment system with smartphone connectivity. Check Out – Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India
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