Maruti is testing its crossover version of the Baleno. This is likely to be a premium crossover from India’s largest carmaker. Be it features, SUV styling or its bold appearance, Maruti is set to bring another pseudo SUV into its lineup. But, do you know that it is also likely to offer good mileage? We all are familiar with Maruti’s forte in engine tuning, so, there are high chances that this Maruti Baleno Cross could also get commendable mileage figures. How will Maruti achieve it? 

Maruti Baleno Cross Engine

Maruti Baleno Cross

Maruti Baleno Cross is likely to get the Booster Jet petrol engine. This 1.0-litre turbo petrol mill was earlier seen in the Baleno RS which was essentially the performance-centric Baleno. Now, the beefed-up Baleno is likely to imbibe this powerful engine in it. This engine is used to produce 100bhp and 150Nm of torque in the RS whereas the Cross might induce a mild hybrid tech to mount fuel economy. A 5-speed manual gearbox option is likely to be offered and the chances of it getting an automatic are still on the fence. 

Mileage figures to be impressive?

Maruti Baleno Cross

Though it is likely to get a 1.0-litre turbo petrol unit, Maruti can tweak it to offer more mileage. Also, if we take into consideration the fact that if 3-cylinder petrol engines are driven sedately, they tend to give impressive mileage figures. Moreover, we cannot forget that it is Maruti. This automaker is known for its efficient engine tuning. No less can be expected from their new crossover as it would be kickstarting a very unique category. 

Maruti Baleno Cross -What else to expect?

Maruti Baleno Cross

The Baleno Cross is spotted testing several times in India. The spotted car has been heavily camouflaged due to which minimal design details could be shared. Overall, Maruti has focused on injecting it with the SUV characteristics like body cladding, roof rails and a tapering roof line. Moreover, we can see the Grand Vitara-inspired dual headlamp setup and a large grille. If we talk about features, this new car is likely to be loaded with more features than the regular Baleno. So, we can expect a longer list with features like a larger infotainment system, driving modes, ambient lighting, and more.

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