When the Maruti Suzuki Baleno made its debut in India back in 2015, the premium hatchback impressed many with its curvy design language, which still looks timeless even after all these years. While there is no denying the fact that the previous version of the Baleno is a looker, the fact that Maruti Suzuki has sold lakhs of its copies makes it just another regular model from the carmaker.
There are many owners who have gone one step ahead and made some changes and customizations for their Baleno. Here is one such Baleno owner, who customized his regular Zeta petrol Baleno to make it look like a hot-looking Baleno RS.
In a YouTube video uploaded by the channel of Brotomotiv, we can see a 2017 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Zeta petrol owner deciding to customize and restore his car. The owner decided to change the original Premium Silver shade of his Baleno to a sportier-looking shade of Radiant Red, inspired by that of Lexus LC 500h.
In addition to a new paint job, the owner also decided to get revised front and rear bodywork to make it look like the Baleno RS, a sportier version of the hatchback which remained on sale in India for a couple of years.
What are the changes?
The workshop folks first sent the Baleno to the body shop, where the rusted door panels of the car were swapped with new door panels. For the paint job, the customizers used a silver basecoat and a tinted red clear coat. In the repaint process, all the door panels, bonnet, roof, rearview mirrors, boot lid, rear spoiler, light housings and A-pillars were painted in the new shade.
The front and rear bumpers of the original car were swapped with those of the facelifted Baleno RS, which was launched in 2019, and were painted in the same new shade of Radiant Red.
In addition to this new paint shade, the black alloy wheels of the pre-modified car were also restored to a gunmetal grey theme. The original halogen headlamps got replaced with custom-made headlamps with LED projectors and daytime running LEDs.
Even the tail lamps here get a smoked effect within them. On the inside too, this Baleno got a mild makeover with contrast red highlights around the AC vents, automatic climate control panels in the centre console, sides of the lower centre console around the transmission lever and contrast red stitching for the seats.