Maruti Suzuki is most likely to showcase its Baleno RS Concept at the 2016 Auto Expo. The concept will receive several new components to make the hatchback sportier. There is a high possibility of Maruti Suzuki introducing the RS version at a later stage.
An all-new 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol engine with a turbocharger will be under the hood. A similar engine was showcased at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show powering the iK-2 concept. The Boosterjet engine will be tuned to produce 110bhp making the vehicle a performance hatchback.
Expect Baleno RS Concept to be revealed in an almost close to production avatar. In terms of design, we expect Maruti Suzuki to provide a bigger and aerodynamic body kit. An aerodynamic rear spoiler could also be added to provide a sporty feel to the hatchback.
So far, Maruti Suzuki has not confirmed launch date of the Baleno RS model. Once launched, the Baleno RS will compete with the likes of Abarth Punto, Honda Jazz RS, and the Volkswagen Polo GT performance hatchbacks.
At the upcoming 2016 Auto Expo, Maruti Suzuki will be displaying several of its soon to be launched products. The Ignis mini SUV, Vitara Breeza compact SUV, and the Baleno RS Concept will be making their Indian debut soon.