Maruti Suzuki India lately unveiled the Grand Vitara SUV and has obtained a very good response from Indian prospects with 1000’s of bookings. And now Maruti Suzuki is preparing to broaden its SUV lineup with Baleno Cross based mostly on the Baleno premium hatchback.

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The Baleno cross has been spied testing on Indian roads. The automobile contains a distinctive sloping roofline with a barely extra upright entrance fascia and better floor clearance.
From the spied pictures, the entrance grille appears to be like a lot bigger and wider and it additionally reveals highlights like break up headlamps with decrease-set foremost headlights and streaks of daytime working LEDs above them.

The check mule additionally wears black colored alloy wheels that are probably 16-inches. The squared-off wheel arches and darkish physique cladding can be seen. At the rear, key highlights embody a raked windshield, chunky bumper and boot-lid built-in spoiler.

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The cross Baleno additionally wears roof rails which provides it an SUV stance and additionally it is anticipated to include entrance and rear skid plates and physique cladding throughout.
Talking in regards to the powertrain, the Baleno cross is anticipated to be powered by the identical 1.2-litre 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated K12C Dualjet petrol engine from the Baleno. This engine produces 90 bhp of energy and 113 Nm of torque and comes mated with a 5-velocity handbook or an AMT.

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It can be anticipated that Maruti may deliver again the turbocharged 1.0-litre, 3-cyl, petrol engine which was obtainable within the Baleno RS.

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The Baleno cross is alleged to make its debut on the 2023 Auto Expo and when launched, it should compete with Tata Punch, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger and Citroen C3.
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