Maruti Baleno Latest Updates
Maruti Suzuki has announced up to 4.7 per cent hike in the prices on across all variants of select models including the Baleno. The carmaker has cited increased input costs as the reason.
Bosch seems to be continuing its electric experiments, as evidenced by a Baleno prototype with similar Bosch branding with ‘e-drive’ and ‘Hybrid’ stickers that was spotted testing recently. It is still unclear whether the hybrid prototype is a joint collaboration between Maruti Suzuki and Bosch or another Bosch standalone experiment, but we can expect some updates later this year.
The prototype being tested here could be a proper hybrid iteration of the Baleno hatchback compared to the mild-hybrid variant in its production guise. It means that it can run independently on either power source and the ICE could also be used to power up the batteries without the need for an external power supply.
The hybrid prototype could give extra power to the 1.2-litre engine as well as improve fuel efficiency with its 48V hybrid motor. However, with Maruti Suzuki setting up a plant in Gujarat in collaboration with Toshiba and Denso and its partnership with Toyota in developing electric vehicles, it is highly unlikely that the Baleno hybrid will get a production model from Maruti Suzuki.
|Fuel Type:||Diesel / Petrol|
|Gear Box :||CVT|
|Length Width Height :||3995*1745*1510|
|Mileage :||21 Kmpl to 27 Kmpl|
|Transmission :||Manual / Automatic|
|Boot Space :||339-litres|