Pune: Maruti Suzuki on Monday introduced its first BS VI compliant model Maruti Suzuki Baleno hatchback with a new engine mated with the newest generation of the company's Smart Hybrid Technology.
The update has hiked the price of the new Baleno by Rs 89,000 and the BS VI fuel emission compliant Baleno hatchback now starts at Rs 7.25 lakh.
The BS VI Baleno gets the new dual jet petrol engine which is codenamed the K12C. The new engine gets two fuel injectors and two intake valves per cylinder as opposed to one fuel injector in the current Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
This tech helps the engine run cleaner and a mild hybrid system is on offer with the Baleno for the first time.
The hybrid system offered in the Baleno gets an updated torque assist function and an improved start-stop system. A brake energy regeneration system that recharges the lithium-ion battery under deceleration is on offer as well.
At present, Maruti Suzuki Baleno is available with a 1.2-litre VVT petrol engine that delivers 84 bhp and 115 Nm of torque. This motor is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and has an option for a CVT as well.
The company claims a fuel efficiency of 23.87 kmpl for the hybrid hatchback....