Maruti launches Baleno with BS-VI, smart hybrid technology

Our Bureau | | Updated on: Apr 22, 2019
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India's largest passenger car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL), on Monday, announced the launch of a new 1.2 litre Dualjet, Dual VVT BS-VI engine with next generation Smart Hybrid technology in the Baleno, priced between ₹5.58 lakh and ₹8.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Baleno will be the first mass production car in the Indian auto sector to be introduced with the BS-VI compliant engines. The Smart Hybrid will be offered in two trims – Delta and Zeta, priced at ₹7.25 lakh and ₹7.86 lakh respectively (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The new BS-VI compliant Baleno (Petrol) with Smart Hybrid will soon be available at Nexa showrooms across the country, the company said in a statement.

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The technological advancement leads to improved fuel efficiency while reducing vehicular emissions. The existing 1.2L VVT petrol engine variants will also be BS-VI compliant and available in all variants including CVT, it said.

“Baleno has been a blockbuster car from day one. We have over 5.5 lakh happy Baleno customers since its launch in 2015, and sold more than two-lakh units in the last fiscal year. We recently upgraded Baleno with latest design and technology," RS Kalsi, Senior Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, MSIL, said.

“The Lithium-ion battery is compact and designed for long service life. The updated power train with Smart Hybrid technology will continue to excite discerning Baleno customers,” he said.

To achieve this stringent emission regulation requirement, the company has upgraded both engine hardware and software along with exhaust system. The Engine control software has been upgraded for more precise fuel injection control using various on-board sensors for cleaner and durable emission control, the company added.

Published on April 22, 2019

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