Maruti Suzuki India Limited has unveiled the Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS concept and Concept IGNIS crossover at the 13th Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida at the Maruti Suzuki pavilion.
The IGNIS and the Baleno RS are still branded as 'Concept' from Maruti but they have been confirmed for launch in the festive season in 2016 through their NEXA Channel.
The Baleno RS will host the brand new 1.0 BOOSTERJET direct injection turbo petrol engine with increased power and torque delivery. the specific number have not yet been revealed of this new engine. The Baleno RS is be a more sportier version of the recently launched Baleno hatchback. The RS will also feature new styling on the exterior which gives the car an even sportier look. The Boosterjet powered Beleno RS is built on the new-generation platform (which was also showcased at the the Expo) with enhanced rigidity, and light weight while being more economical. Maruti claims the new platform has an improved crash structure, resilience and offers 10% increases body rigidity in the Baleno when compared to other vehicles in its segment. In addition the new platform also allows for a quieter drive and ride comfort.
The Concept IGNIS is a crossover concept built on the same Platform. The Ignis will feature high ground clearance and certain off-road ability. The IGNIS will enter into the rapidly growing compact SUV segment by the end of the year.
Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO MSIL said that the Concept IGNIS and Concept Baleno RS will appeal to the third generation Maruti Suzuki customers. Both cars will be launched through the NEXA channel around the festive season.
Also on Display, the Maruti S-Cross Limited Edition comes fully loaded with chrome back door garnish, black rear end spoiler,Sporty Pedal pad, ORVM garnish with matte finish and blue footwell lights with an interior styling kit.