- Maruti Suzuki India has hiked prices of Baleno diesel range and Baleno RS by up to Rs 20,000.
- The Baleno RS is now priced at Rs 8.76 lakh.
- Maruti Baleno diesel range is priced in the range of Rs 6.73 lakh to Rs 8.73 lakh.
- The Baleno diesel and RS variants continue to get BS IV compliant engines.
Maruti Suzuki India has increased prices of diesel powered Baleno and Baleno RS by up to Rs 20,000 (depending on the variant). The Maruti Baleno RS witnesses a price hike of Rs 12,000 and is now available at Rs 8.76 lakh (ex-showroom). The entry level Sigma variant in the Maruti Baleno diesel gets a price hike of Rs 12,300 at Rs 6.73 lakh as compared to the previous price of Rs 6.61 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Delta variant costs Rs 19,000 more at Rs 7.51 lakh as opposed the previous price of Rs 7.32 lakh (ex-showroom). Prices of Zeta and Alpha variant have been increased by Rs 12,300 and Rs 12,900 at Rs 8.13 lakh and Rs 8.73 lakh respectively.Maruti Suzuki India has not specified any reason for the price hike. It recently launched BS VI petrol variants of Baleno petrol.
While the petrol range in the Baleno line-up has been upgraded with a BS VI petrol unit, the diesel variants continue to derive power from the BS IV oil burner. As reported earlier, Maruti Suzuki India will discontinue all its diesel cars by April 1, 2020. The decision comes in light of the upcoming BS VI emission norms that will come into force from April next year. Updating diesel variants with BS VI engines could scale up costs resulting in price hike.
The Baleno diesel is powered by Fiat’s ageing 1.3-litre DDiS BS IV unit tuned to make 75 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm torque at 2,000 rpm. This engine is paired to a conventional 5-speed manual unit and is claimed to return 27.39 km/l. The 2019 Baleno RS gets a 1.0-litre Boosterjet BS IV petrol engine good for 100bhp at 5,500 rpm along with 140 Nm torque between 1,700 to 4,500 rpm. It comes with a five-speed manual unit. The recently launched BS VI compliant petrol Baleno variants get a 1.2-litre engine under the hood with SHVS set-up available on select trims.