Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS prices slashed by Rs 1 lakh: Check out new price

The Baleno RS used to cost Rs 1 lakh more than the top-spec Baleno petrol Alpha manual variant, which is priced at Rs 7.58 lakh. It gets more power than the regular version along with stiffened suspension, rear disc brakes, and some cosmetic changes. However, the regular Baleno is available with a BS6-compliant engine.

Written by October 4, 2019 14:50

New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India has made a huge announcement by reducing the price of its performance hatchback Baleno RS by Rs 1 lakh. The Baleno RS was an attempt by India’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki, to introduce a sportier version of one of its hatchbacks. The go-fast was introduced with a 1.0-liter Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engine that produces 102PS of max power and 175Nm of peak torque.

Take a look at its new pricing:

Old Price           New Price

Rs 8.89 lakh        Rs 7.89 lakh

Earlier this week, the company had reduced prices of select models by Rs 5,000. These included all variants of Alto 800, Alto K10, Swift Diesel, Celerio, Baleno Diesel, Ignis, Dzire Diesel, Tour S Diesel, Vitara Brezza and S-Cross, MSI said in a statement.

So what are the reasons for such a significant price cut? Well, to begin with, the automobile industry has been facing a sludge for the past few months. Moreover, it isn’t as popular as the regular Baleno. Maruti also doesn’t seem keen on updating it to meet the revised emission norms, which makes us question the Baleno RS’ future.

The Baleno RS used to cost Rs 1 lakh more than the top-spec Baleno petrol Alpha manual variant, which is priced at Rs 7.58 lakh. It gets more power than the regular version along with stiffened suspension, rear disc brakes, and some cosmetic changes. However, the regular Baleno is available with a BS6-compliant engine.

With this price cut, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS makes for a very lucrative deal as now it comes in at a marginal price bump over the regular Baleno. On top of that, it has also arguably become the best value for money performance hatchback in India.