Maruti Suzuki Baleno is the best-selling premium hatchback in the Indian market. It has also become one of the enthusiast’s choice because of its power-to-weight ratio and there are quite a few modified examples of the car out there on the roads. India is not exactly a country where low-riders enjoy but the stance of low-riders sure attracts a lot of attention.
The solution? Air Suspension system. Here is India’s first Maruti Suzuki Baleno with height-adjustable air suspension. The video by Motogeek by Jackson shows the details of this modified Maruti Suzuki Baleno. If you are a regular reader, you must have seen this very same vehicle multiple times because of the modifications. But this time, we will mainly talk about air suspension.
There is a long list of modifications done to this Baleno. Starting with a new honeycomb front grille, the Baleno also gets LED DRLs and LED headlamps. The stock fog lamps have been replaced with projector LED lamps. It also gets a chrome-delete package that removes all the chrome-based parts.
The whole car now gets a black and red theme with some great looking body graphics. The Baleno’s stock wheels are now much bigger at 17-inch but it now gets lower profile tyres.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Air suspension
This is the main modification we want to talk about. The owner of the car gives us an insight into the suspension setup. The work is done by N1 Concept in Kochi. It is an air suspension and the height of the vehicle can be adjusted using a set of buttons installed in the central console. Well, if you want, you can also control the height using a remote.
Air suspension requires highly compressed air and for that additional equipment like a compressor needs to be installed. This air suspension system has the compressor placed inside the boot of the car. Additional equipment is also installed in the boot. The execution of the job looks very neat and clean. According to the owner, there is a warranty of one year on the air suspension system.
Many high-end luxury cars and SUVs offer factory-fitted air suspension system. The system is used to lift the height of the vehicle to tackle bad road surfaces and even doing off-roading. The air suspension in the Baleno is purely for aesthetics.
Air suspension is costly and if they do require a lot of capital to repair if anything goes wrong. There are many abandoned high-end vehicles with a faulty air suspension system in India,
This Baleno also gets Stage 1+ remap from Code6. The 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine of the Baleno now generates a maximum power of 105 Bhp and a peak torque of 245 Nm. It also comes with a K&N air filter and a full exhaust system.