The festive season is the best time for customers to buy cars with carmakers introducing new offers and discounts, the same goes for the companies with their sales skyrocketing at this time, taking in account of this marketing showdown Maruti has dropped a new teaser trailer of its quite popular subcompact hatchback car the Baleno with a tagline “a big surprise is coming soon” however, the details remain unclear but rumors have it that there can be a new variant introduced in the existing Baleno’s range.
As stated by some reports Maruti is planning to reintroduce the 1.0 Turbocharged petrol engine with some modifications for the Baleno. As of now, the Maruti Baleno comes in only a 1.2-liter petrol engine. Earlier company introduced a 1.0-liter turbocharged engine which produced power of 100PS and 150Nm of torque, that was solely made for the performance-centric audience. But due to poor sales figures in the Indian market, the variant was dropped.
Although the turbocharged engine was not so popular in the previous times but in the recent scenario these turbocharged engines are gaining a consistent amount of popularity, taking this into account it makes sense that Baleno is getting a turbocharged engine variant with its biggest competitors like polo VM and Hyundai i20 offering the same and TATA working its new Altroz turbocharged variant. So as to remains in the race, the best bet will be the introduction of the new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
Including this, many other rumors are going on in the market about this Maruti Suzuki surprise teaser like -the carmakers may be working on an electric variant of Baleno as the company dropped a hint at the Maruti swift hybrid launch, some rumors suggest the introduction of a new CNG variant for the Baleno to carry the demand for the audience wishing for a cheaper fuel option with premium looks and feel, few other speculations are going on like new limited edition for the Diwali season and many others.