Maruti Suzuki’s premium good-looking hatchback Baleno stock suspension replaced with a new aftermarket air suspension becomes the first hatch to have one.
- Maruti Baleno stock suspension replaced with air suspension
- This particular modification is uploaded on Motogeek by Jackson on YouTube
- Engine remains unchanged and continues to powered with 1.2 Litre NA VVT petrol engine
Maruti Suzuki is one of the biggest, oldest and largest passenger vehicle manufacturing companies in the Indian market. It offers plenty of affordable four-wheelers in India ranging from Rs 4 lakhs to Rs 12 lakhs. Although, the most popular segment from Maruti is hatchbacks. The manufacturer offered many hatches in the Indian market like Alto, WagonR, Swift, and Baleno. While, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes in a premium hatchback space and competes against a range of other hatches like Hyundai I20, Tata Altroz, Volkswagen Polo, and Honda Jazz. Maruti Baleno is one of the popular hatches in India after Swift from the brand. It is retailed through Suzuki Nexa dealerships across India. Several aftermarket accessories and modifications are available for Baleno and we have seen several amazing examples on roads as well. Here we have another Baleno from Kerala which features air suspension probably the first Baleno to have one in India.
This particular Baleno modification is being uploaded to the YouTube channel of Moto geek Jackson. We have seen several custom Baleno in the past coming from Kerala but this one is very different from every one Courtesy of more mechanical works more than exterior customization. While, talking about the modifications done to Baleno we start from a front it gets, LED headlights integrated with LED DRLs and aftermarket projector LED foglamps. The lower front bumper also gets a LED treatment along with the front lip which looks pretty sporty and impressive. All the chrome inserts and lining have been removed from the vehicle and feature a custom red and black paint job. The Side profile gets an RS wrapped along with the stock tires replaced with an aftermarket 17-inch blacked multi-plate alloy wheels which look beautiful with the color job.
Although, the main attraction for this Baleno is its air suspension which is done by N1 concept Kochi. The interesting part is that the suspension height can be controlled by fixed switches or buttons mounted on the center console. The compressor and elements of suspension are placed in the boot space. Apart from that, a blacked side skirt is also seen on the images; the owner also reveals that the mounted air suspension comes with a 1year warranty and it looks very neat and clean. On the rear part, it gets a custom bumper along with aftermarket LED taillights. On the inside, it comprises of red and black color theme. It gets a red color panel on the pillars and steering wheel. The roof also gets a black liner. While, as for performance the stock comes powered by a 1.3 Litre Fiat-sourced diesel engine which develops 74 HP of maximum power output and 190 Nm of peak torque. Although, Maruti has discontinued its diesel powertrain from India due to implemented BS6 emission norms from April 2020. While this vehicle gets a 1+ remap by code6 and is now rated at 105HP/250Nm. It also gets a K&N air filter along with a full system diesel exhaust.