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Maruti set to launch new 1.2 litre Dualjet variant of the Baleno with Smart Hybrid tech
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Maruti set to launch new 1.2 litre Dualjet variant of the Baleno with Smart Hybrid tech

Sudipto Chaudhury

Maruti set to launch new 1.2 litre Dualjet variant of the Baleno with Smart Hybrid tech

Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch a new 1.2-litre Dualjet Dual VVT BS VI engine with its next generation Smart Hybrid technology in its Baleno premium hatchback. The new BS VI compliant Baleno (Petrol) with Smart Hybrid will soon be available at NEXA showrooms across the country.

The technological advancement leads to improved fuel efficiency while reducing vehicular emissions. Existing 1.2L VVT petrol engine variants will also be BS VI compliant and available in all variants including CVT.

Introducing the BS VI compliant Baleno with Smart Hybrid, R S Kalsi, senior executive director, marketing and sales, Maruti Suzuki India, said “The premium hatchback has been a blockbuster car from day one. We have over 5.5 lakh happy customers since its 2015 launch. We’ve sold more than 2 lakh units in the last fiscal year. At Maruti Suzuki, we strive to bring newer, better and environment-friendly technologies to our products. Baleno Smart Hybrid with BS VI stands testament to the same. We are confident that the premium hatchback will present a complete package in line with aspirations of evolving customers.”

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So what’s special about the Smart Hybrid tech of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno?

Baleno is India’s first premium hatchback with Smart Hybrid technology. The Lithium-ion battery is compact and designed for long service life. The BS VI compliant petrol vehicles will lead to a substantial reduction of nearly 25 per cent in Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) emissions. It also enforces a stringent limit on Non-Methane Hydrocarbons (NMHC) emissions. This ensures a substantial increase in the durability of the exhaust after-treatment system.

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In order to achieve this stringent emission regulation requirement, Maruti has upgraded both the engine hardware and software along with the exhaust system. Hence, Maruti has upgraded the engine control software for more precise fuel injection control using various onboard sensors, ensuring cleaner and more durable emission control.

The Smart Hybrid technology with Li-ion battery will be offered in two variants of Baleno: Zeta & Delta 1.2 litre DUALJET DUAL VVT.

Maruti will price the new Baleno with Smart Hybrid tech in Rs (lakh) as follows:

Variants                                1.2 VVT BS VI                1.2 DUALJET DUAL VVT Smart Hybrid BS VI

Sigma                                                   5.58                                                       –

Delta                                                    6.36                                                       7.25

Delta (CVT)                                        7.68                                                       –

Zeta                                                      6.97                                                       7.86

Zeta (CVT)                                          8.29                                                       –

Alpha                                                   7.58                                                        –

Alpha (CVT)                                       8.90                                                       –

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