Maruti Suzuki Baleno is amongst the list of top 10 selling vehicles in India. The reason behind the success of the Baleno is simple, it offers loads of space along with good engine options and Maruti’s unbeatable after sales service network. Toyota also choose the Baleno as their first product to come out after the Suzuki-Toyota deal as Toyota Glanza.
Today we have a neatly modified Maruti Suzuki Baleno with performance as well as cosmetic enhancements. The car has been modified for Lieutenant Mr. Ajinkya according to his personal preference.
First and foremost the car sits on aftermarket suspension from Bilsten. It gets B3 springs from Bilsten with side load design, and Bilsten B4 shock absorbers. The same kit is used by Suzuki in European countries for Baleno. The kit makes the stance of the car low and makes it look more sporty. Not only the ride height, the suspension kit also improves the riding dynamics of the Baleno by a great margin and makes it for more stiff and stable handling around tight corners. The whole suspension setup costs around Rs 85,000.
Coming to the design the car gets an aftermarket bodykit which gives it the wide-stance look. The Suzuki logo up front is painted gloss black along with red highlights. The front bumper is from the Baleno RS which compliments the body kit. Alloy wheels have been painted black along with brake callipers finished in red. The whole car carries the theme of black and red highlights. The roof has been wrapped with carbon fibre wrap. Most of the chrome highlights has been dechromed excluding the door handles one.
The rear gets an CNC cut plane emblem above the Suzuki logo which highlights the car being belonging to an Airforce personnel. It also gets an Magnaflow catback exhaust system, this exhaust kit is used after the catalytic converter hence maintaining the emission level while providing a great exhaust sound. The exhaust system costs around Rs 40,000. The engine is kept stock which is a 1.2-liter K-Series engine producing 83 bhp of power and 115 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT.
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