At the 2016 Auto Expo, Maruti Suzuki showcased two new cars, the Baleno RS and the Ignis, it was one of the most talked about showcases at the Auto Expo. Now, Maruti is planning to launch the vehicles through its premium network NEXA in 2017.
The Maruti Ciaz which has been sold through its dealerships has been performing well in the market, even threatening some of the best sedans in the segment. Maruti plans to bring the facelifted version of the Ciaz and sell it through its NEXA outlet.
The NEXA outlets from Maruti is the premium offering from the country's largest car manufacturer where it currently sells the S-Cross and Baleno.
With three more models added to the NEXA outlet, we can expected the Baleno RS, Ignis and the Ciaz facelift to come with standard features such as the dual airbags and ABS with EBD.
More about the models which are being launched in 2017 by Maruti, the Baleno RS is the sportier version of the Baleno. The Baleno RS will feature body kits and a black theme to give it the sporty avatar.
While the specification of the Baleno RS will be the same of the Baleno, we expect Maruti to offer the 1.0-litre Booster Jet engine for enhanced performance and fuel efficiency. The Booster Jet engine will churn out 109bhp and 170Nm of torque.
As for the Ignis, this will be a new car from Maruti Suzuki, which many call it the micro-SUV. The dimensions of the car is very much like a hatchback, it will resonate features like high ground clearance, plastic body cladding, and soft off-roading capabilities.
As for the Maruti Ciaz, the sedan was launched in 2014 and the SHVS version was launched in 2015. With the success of the Ciaz in the market, Maruti is looking to add premium value by enlisting it in the NEXA outlet for premium experience for its customers.
With three more models added to the NEXA outlet, Maruti will have a total of five cars under the portfolio. The potential customers will have more options to choose from Maruti with the NEXA outlets.