Maruti Baleno is one th emost popular hatchbacks in the country sold by the Indian manufacturer. It competes with cars like Hyundai Elite i20, Honda jazz and recently launched Tata Altroz. The Baleno last year got a minor cosmetic changes and is also compliant to the upcoming BS6 emission norms. We have seen renders of cars that show how a car can look like. Here we have a video that how Maruti Suzuki’s Baleno hatchback will look like if they were to make an off-road vehicle out of it.
The video has been uploaded by Santik Automotive on their youtube channel. First thing that you would notice in this off-roading version of the Baleno is the chunky tyres and sporty alloys. The ground clearance of this Baleno has increased. The car also gets cladding on the wheel arches and side skirts to give it that rugged feel.
Coming tot he front, the headlamp design has been changed and it has been blacked out to give it that sporty feel. The hood of the Baleno off-road version has also been redesigned. It now gets a huge scoop for better air intake. The bumper has been completely redesigned and the grille at the front now gets mesh treatment. Chrome at the front of the car has been completely removed and an overall black treatment is given to the car.
The lower part of the bumper also gets a lip spoiler and the bull bar with auxiliary lamps can also be seen. Apart from the lights on the bull bar, the car gets LED lights above the lip spoiler, above fog lamp and a huge LED light bar on the roof for a better view during the night. The car also gets a cargo box on the roof and a red spoiler at the rear. There are sporty looking red decals above the window and on the side of the car with white inserts in it. Overall the Baleno looks butch in this off-road avatar.
Maruti Baleno is currently powered 1.2 liter K-series VVT petrol engine and 1.2 litre dualjet dual VVT smart hybrid engine and a 1.3 litre fiat sourced diesel engine which will soon be discontinued. Maruti might replace it with their inhouse built 1.5 litre diesel engine in future which will increase the price of Baleno diesel. The car is a best seller in its segment but is now facing a new adversary: the Tata Altroz, a premium hatchback that was launched recently.