Baleno hatchback is one of most popular car in the premium hatchback segment. Maruti gave Baleno a mild facelift earlier this year that included minor cosmetic changes on the outside and the interiors. Another good thing about Baleno is that, just like Swift it is also very popular among people who love to modify their cars. there are various examples for the same around the country. Here in this video we have one such tastefully modified Maruti Suzuki Baleno which gets a predator body kit.
The video has been uploaded by Vinay Kapoor on his Youtube channel. The modifications done to this Baleno are subtle and not loud. The main modification done on the outside is the predator kit which gives this Baleno an aggressive look. The predator kit has been installed to lower lip of the front bumper, side skirts have been added and there is a diffuser at the rear too.
According to the video, this predator kit is made of composite alloy which is lightweight and won’t rust. As this kit is made of alloy, it is stronger than the normal kits made from plastic or fibre glass. The video even talks about the benefits of having a predator kit. He says that the predator kit is caliberated to improve down-force and reduces drag. It also improves handling at higher speeds. These are welcome changes that most people will love.
Other than this, the Baleno gets modifications like a hood strap, baby shark fins on the rear spoiler and blindspot mirrors. Other than these, no major modifications are done. Even the alloys on this Baleno are stock. Interiors of the car have also been modified with Nappa leather seats. It makes the cabin more plush.
Baleno is offered with both petrol and diesel engine options. The four-cylinder 1.2 litre petrol engine produces a maximum power of 82 Bhp of power along with 115 Nm of torque. The 1.3-litre diesel engine produces a maximum power of 74 Bhp and 190 Nm. The petrol engine gets CVT automatic transmission as an option but the diesel engine option only gets a manual 5-speed transmission. Baleno is a premium offering from Maruti Suzuki and is sold via Nexa dealerships across the country. From 2020, Maruti will not offer a diesel engine on the Baleno. It will become a petrol-only model, just like its badge engineered version – the Toyota Glanza. A CNG-petrol dual fuel engine could be offered in specific markets of India.