Maruti Suzuki is now offering a BS6 compliant 1.2-litre Dualjet engine Baleno at Rs 7.25 lakhs for the Delta variant and Rs 7.86 lakhs for the Zeta variant (ex-showroom Delhi). The new BS6 compliant Baleno (Petrol) with Smart Hybrid will soon be available at Nexa showrooms across the country. The technological advancement leads to improved fuel efficiency while reducing vehicular emissions. Existing 1.2L VVT petrol engine variants will also be BS VI compliant and available in all variants including the CVT equipped variants. Prices of the existing 1.2 petrol models have increased in the range of Rs. 3000 to Rs. 5000, depending on variants. This could be due to the existing motors being BS-VI compliant.
Features of this new engine include:
Progressive Smart Hybrid Technology with Lithium-ion battery
Torque assist function: The energy stored in the lithium-ion battery assists during acceleration delivering optimal acceleration and performance without compromising on fuel efficiency.
Idle start-stop function: The engine automatically stops when idle and silently starts when the optimal conditions are met. This helps in increasing Fuel- Efficiency.
Brake energy regeneration function: When the vehicle decelerates, the Smart Hybrid technology intelligently charges the batteries which in turn assist the engine’s idle start-stop and the torque assist functions.
In a statement, the automaker has said that the BS6 compliant petrol vehicles will lead to a substantial reduction of nearly 25 per cent in Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) emissions. BS6 norms also enforce a stringent limit on Non-Methane Hydrocarbons (NMHC) emissions. The BS6 norms ensure a substantial increase in the durability of the exhaust after-treatment system.
Commenting on the introduction of the 1.2-litre Dualjet engine, R S Kalsi, senior executive director, marketing and sales, said, “The 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. At Maruti Suzuki, we strive to bring newer, better and environment-friendly technologies to our products. Baleno Smart Hybrid with BS6 stands testament to the same. We are confident that the premium hatchback Baleno will present a complete package in line with aspirations of evolving customers.”