Is this the sportiest Maruti Baleno - Scissor doors, Bucket Seats
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Is this the sportiest Maruti Baleno – Scissor doors, Bucket Seats, 17 inch alloys, etc

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Launched in India back in October 2015, Maruti Suzuki Baleno has created many new records in the Indian automotive industry in the past 1 year. One of them being sales crossing 1 lakh mark.

With that many Baleno’s out on the road, it is not easy to maintain exclusivity. But, there is a way you can make your Baleno exclusive. Not only that, you can make it something that is eye-popping for other Baleno owners out there on the road.

One such option is taking your car to folks at MotoTrendz in Bengaluru. Yes. The car you see in the images is a Maruti Baleno which has been customized by MotoTrendz. Talking about highlights of this exclusive Baleno, read on –

– Glossy black wrap on the roof, spoiler, A, B and C Pillars
– New grille
– New Front Splitter
– Smoked Tail lights
– 17 inch alloys
– Wider, low profile Goodyear tyres
– Panoramic sunroof
– Dashboard done in soft touch material of black and red
– Racing bucket seats
– New speaker system
– K&N air filter
– FRK exhaust system
– And last, but not the least, scissor doors

Have a look at the images below

Maruti Baleno – The story so far

Exported to several international markets including Europe and Japan, the Baleno is only manufactured in India. The car is based on Suzuki’s new lightweight global compact car platform which will spawn more models in the future (including new generation Swift).

For India, Maruti has omitted the new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged BoosterJet petrol engine. Instead, the familiar 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine is on offer. The former produces 84 PS and 115 Nm of torque while the latter is good for 75 PS and 190 Nm of torque. The 90 PS version of the diesel engine will not be on offer.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno 2016 Indonesia GIIAS (15)

A 5-speed manual unit is a standard transmission option. The petrol variant can also be had with a CVT. In the coming weeks, Maruti Baleno will get the 1.0 liter BoosterJet option. This engine delivers 110 PS power, making Baleno one of the most powerful and frugal hatchbacks in the country.

India-spec Maruti Baleno is available in four variants namely Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Aplha. The top-end variant comes with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, projector headlamps, alloy wheels, touchscreen infotainment system with GPS, reverse parking camera, automatic climate control, electrically foldable and adjustable wing mirrors.

Competition comes from the likes of Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz, VW Polo and Fiat Punto.