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SCOOP! Maruti Baleno Cross coupe SUV spied; launch in February 2023 | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Manufacturing model of Futuro-e idea to debut at Auto Expo 2023; will function Suzuki’s BoosterJet turbo petrol engine.

Maruti Suzuki is absolutely revving up its SUV recreation – sizzling on the heels of the new Brezza and the upcoming Grand Vitara can be its all-new coupe SUV, codenamed YTB. Seen listed here are the primary spy photos of the coupe SUV, internally known as the Baleno Cross. It is going to be unveiled on the Delhi Auto Expo in January subsequent yr, with the launch scheduled for the next month. 

  • Baleno-based SUV coupe to launch in February 2023
  • To be primarily based on Maruti’s Heartect platform 
  • To be powered by a turbo-petrol engine

New Maruti Baleno Cross: design particulars 

The Baleno Cross is basically the manufacturing model of the Futuro-e idea proven on the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo, and whereas it is nonetheless underneath camouflage, sure design components are seen. On the entrance, the daytime operating lamps and headlights are similar to the lately unveiled Grand Vitara, and the silhouette exhibits a transparent SUV-coupe roofline. 

New Maruti Baleno Cross: platform and powertrain particulars 

The brand new SUV-coupe can be more than likely primarily based on Maruti’s Heartect platform and can be powered by Suzuki’s BoosterJet turbo-petrol engine. After briefly utilizing its BoosterJet engine within the Baleno RS, Maruti will carry again its turbo petrol energy, which is able to possible give the Cross Coupe some a lot wanted punch that the Brezza’s naturally aspirated Ok15C engine lacks. Within the curiosity of effectivity and given the corporate’s new give attention to hybrids, anticipate some type of hybrid energy as nicely. Particulars with respect to dimensions and energy should not but recognized.

New Maruti Baleno Cross: launch timeline 

We are able to verify that the brand new SUV-coupe can be launched someday in February 2023 after its international debut on the upcoming Delhi Auto Expo in January. Within the Maruti line-up, it’ll sit above the Baleno hatchback and will probably be offered by means of Maruti’s Nexa line-up of dealerships. Additionally, just like the Grand Vitara and the City Cruiser Hyryder, Toyota will possible have its personal model of this car.

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