We all know that Maruti Suzuki is a very popular brand in India. They have a variety of products in their portfolio and is currently the largest car manufacturer in India. Just like cars from any other manufacturer, Maruti also has couple of mod friendly options in their line up. They are Swift, Baleno, Ignis and so on. We have seen various examples of tastefully modified Maruti Balenos in the past. It is a premium hatchback that competes with cars like Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz, Volkswagen Polo and Honda Jazz in the segment. As we mentioned, we have seen several tastefully modified Baleno hatchbacks in the past but, here we have a modified Baleno that looks extremely hot.
This is without any doubt one of the best looking modified Baleno that we have seen in recent times. This belongs to Mr. Wasil Hussain on he has shared these images on his Instagram handle maverick_5100. Number of changes have been made to the hatchback to achieve this wild look. Starting with the front, the stock front grille was replaced with an aftermarket unit with mesh design in it. All the chrome elements on the car have either been removed or blacked out to give it a sporty look.
It gets projector headlamps with LED DRLs and the headlamp also gets an eye lid give it an aggressive look. The bumper remains the same as stock with a boomerang shaped aftermarket LED light in the fog lamp area. The owner has also gone for a front splitter which looks extremely good on the car. The whole car follows a black and white theme. The bumper, bonnet and the roof is blacked out and there are custom made decals on the side as well.
Coming to the side profile, there is a sporty looking 17 inch alloy wheel which changes the overall look of the car. A side skirt along with blacked out ORVMs with integrated turn indicators can also be seen here. Coming to the rear, there is huge spoiler mounted on the roof and the aftermarket tail lights have also been smoked. There is a black garnish right below the rear glass as well as the lower part of the bumper. Below that, the straight pipe exhaust with HKS end can is also seen.
Overall, the Baleno looks sporty and has an aggressive look to it. It is not known whether the owner has made any changes to the interior of the car. Similarly, there is no information available regarding the engine as well. It is quite possible that this Baleno is still using the 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine in its original state on tune. The only modification under the hood that we know of is the HPI Megamax air filter which will improve the air intake in this hatchback.
Maruti Baleno is available with a BS6 compliant petrol engine. It is powered by a 1.2 litre, 4 cylinder engine that generates 82 Bhp and 113 Nm of torque. It is available with manual and CVT gearbox options. Recently Baleno was spotted testing on our roads with strain gauge apparatus which could mean that Maruti will be launching a Strong Hybrid version of Baleno in the market.