Maruti Suzuki Soon To Launch A New Compact-SUV Based On ‘Baleno’

The automobile manufacturing company Maruti is always known to introduce the most cost-effective vehicles in various segments of automobiles over the years.

Maruti entered the compact SUV market with the Vitara Brezza. Now the company is planning to launch a new “Baleno-based” compact SUV.

As per reports of Livemint, the new Baleno-based car is being called “YTB” for internal communications.

The new SUV is expected to be a modified version of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. The new SUV is said to be using using the Heartect platform.

It will be powered by the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine with a petrol variant. The engine can generate a maximum torque of 88 PS and 113 Nm of peak torque.

The SUV version will be available with two gearshift variant- 5-speed manual Gear and CVT automatic gearbox.

The is suggested to looks like a crossover of coupe or mini. Baleno became one of the best selling premium cars after it was launched in the market.

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The two people who have spotted the new compact SUV based on the Baleno said that it is being called as the ‘sister car’ of Baleno internally and various companies has also taken this route often to expand of their product portfolio quickly. Previously, Maruti has already taken this route with the production of XL6 and Ertiga. They also said that the company definitely needs a good number of SUVs in their portfolio to keep increasing their market share in the SUV segment.

The new compact SUV based on the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is rumoured to be priced below the Vitara Brezza. The new SUV may sell under the Maruti Suzuki Arena dealerships and not under the Nexa dealerships.

Maruti Suzuki Brezza was priced well at Rs 7.34 lakhs to Rs 11.40 lakhs ex-showroom.

The Vitara Brezza offered a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine.

The Brezza can produce 104 Bhp maximum power and 138 Nm of peak torque. It is offered in two variants currently between a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.

Maruti Suzuki YTB is expected to launch in 2022 along with the diesel engine variant of Vitara Brezza amongst other cars.

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