Maruti Suzuki has built the Nexa brand to be the home of the Indian giant’s premium offerings. With more than 100 Nexa dealerships across the country, the spread and awareness of the Nexa brand is picking up. Maruti has decided to expand the Nexa portfolio next year with the Maruti Suzuki Ignis, the Baleno RS and the Ciaz facelift.
For the first time in its 33 year history in India, Maruti Suzuki has tasted success in the premium vehicle segment. Sticking to something that it is well known for (hatchbacks), it launched the Baleno and things have never looked better. Now to further cash in on the success, it will launch a sportier version of the hatchback for the Indian market this festive season.
Big cars are for highways. For the ones who would be prodding around traffic signals and potholes, the hatchbacks are ideal. They park smart, are easy on the fuel gauge and comfortable on a weekend trip as well. We find out hatchbacks that are going to be launched in the remaining part of 2016 so that you know what choices you have.
Maruti Suzuki has unveiled the Baleno RS that sports a turbocharged petrol engine called the BoosterJet. This performance hatch will be launched by the festive season this year and will be sold alongside the regular Baleno which has been exceedingly successful in the premium hatchback segment.
Thanks to stricter emissions and need for better fuel economy manufacturers are forced to make their engines smaller and more efficient. But car buyers are a demanding lot and while fuel economy is important, average performance is unacceptable. But with advancement in technology some manufacturers have managed to deliver on both fronts. Volkswagen came out with the advanced 1.2 Tsi first, then came the 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine in the Ford EcoSport and now India’s largest car manufacturer has entered the fray.