Another crossover will soon be added to Maruti Suzuki’s ever-expanding lineup. The company will enter the Indian market with a new hatchback with a coupe-like design that is based on the Baleno. The new car, which is most likely going to be called the Baleno Cross, has already been spotted. The vehicle will make its debut at the 2023 Auto Expo and is internally known as the YTB.
A three-cylinder, 998cc engine powers the vehicle. Although it is unchanged, the upgraded emission norm compliance may cause a slight change in power output and torque. This 1.0-liter Boosterjet engine generated a maximum power of 102 PS and a maximum torque of 159 Nm in the BS4 avatar. Only a five-speed manual transmission was offered with it.
Perhaps Maruti Suzuki upgraded the engine to include mild hybrid technology. Additionally, the new 6-speed automatic transmission that Maruti Suzuki unveiled earlier this year is visible along with the new engine. The new engine may eventually be used in numerous other Maruti Suzuki products in addition to the Baleno Cross.
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Maruti Suzuki Baleno Cross
We can anticipate that the new Baleno Cross will also come with a naturally-aspirated engine in addition to the Boosterjet. With the upcoming vehicle, Maruti Suzuki may use either the 1.2-liter or 1.5-liter petrol engine options.
The split headlamp design for the new Baleno Cross will be inspired by the daytime running LEDs and projector headlamps of the upcoming Grand Vitara. The Grand Vitara-inspired grille is also featured on the new SUV-coupe. Additionally, it gets a rounded roofline, rearview mirrors mounted on the doors, thin roof rails, and squared wheel arches, which are believed to house new alloy wheels with diamond-cut components.
According to its stance, the new Maruti Suzuki Baleno Cross will be a revolutionary new SUV-coupe, much like the Futuro-e concept that the automaker previously unveiled at Auto Expo 2020. Despite the test model’s heavy camouflage, some of the SUV’s details are visible and could appear on the final product.
The test mule captured in the video has alloy wheels in a dark shade of black and has the same window frame and silhouette as the Baleno hatchback. The Baleno already has a rounded coupe-like rear end, so this new coupe SUV should benefit from having the same. As we can see in the Baleno hatchback’s standard version, expect to see chrome accents on door handles and window waistlines.
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