Please Tell Us Your City

Knowing your city will help us provide relevant content to you.

Sorry! No matching results found. Try again.Error Identifying Your Location.

Log in to CarWale

Please enter your password
Forgot password?
Please enter your registered email

Or Login with

Sign in with facebook
Sign In with google

Sign up to CarWale

Please enter your name
+91
Please enter your mobile number
Please enter your password
Please enter your password
Ad

Maruti Suzuki Baleno production begins in India ahead of global unveiling

September 09, 2015, 05:38 PM IST by Ninad Mirajgaonkar
Maruti Suzuki Baleno production begins in India ahead of global unveiling

Maruti Suzuki has started producing the new premium hatchback ahead of its unveiling in Frankfurt next week. Named the Baleno for the international markets, the Suzuki YRA is expected to be launched in India this festive season.

The leaked photos from the Maruti Suzuki facility in India show the workers celebrating with what looks like the first production unit of the new car. Based on the previous spy images we were expecting the Indian model to have the twin slat grille, however, the design of the production version is similar to the international model with the honeycomb mesh grille.

The global version is just over four metres in length, but Maruti will marginally alter the bumpers to make it a sub-four metre hatchback. The YRA hatchback will probably not be called the Baleno either, considering the rather dismal performance of the previous sedan.

The global model is expected to debut with the 1-litre BOOSTERJET direct injection petrol engine. Armed with a turbocharger, this new petrol engine will be highly fuel efficient while offering a respectable amount of grunt. However, we will not see this engine in India – the petrol model will use the 1.2-litre VVT engine producing 83bhp and 114Nm of torque. The diesel will be the 1.3-litre multijet engine producing 90bhp and 200Nm and there is a possibility that the car will get the SHVS hybrid technology at the time of the launch.

The YRA hatchback will be the second model to be sold under the new NEXA showroom in India. From the looks of it, Maruti will launch the car in India soon after the global debut. The new hatchback will compete with the Hyundai i20, Volkswagen Polo and the Honda Jazz in the premium segment.

Image Source: Automotive India

 
Tags:Maruti Suzuki,Maruti Suzuki Baleno,baleno,Maruti Suzuki YRA,YRA
Show CommentsHide Comments
Ad
  • Upcoming Cars

Mahindra e20 NXTMahindra e20 NXT

Jul 2019

6L - ₹ 8L
Mahindra eKUV100Mahindra eKUV100

Dec 2019

8L - ₹ 9L
Jeep RenegadeJeep Renegade

Jan 2020

12L - ₹ 17L
BMW New X5BMW New X5

Apr 2019

70L - ₹ 90L
Mercedes-Benz GLE NewMercedes-Benz GLE New

May 2019

65L - ₹ 80L
All Upcoming Cars
Ask the experts1800 2090 230Mon-Fri (9 AM - 8 PM)
Sat (9 AM - 5:30 PM)
Sun (9 AM - 7 PM)
Toll free

Select your city to avail offers

Currently available only in