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Old 17th October 2016, 00:01   #226
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Surprised to see the 185 55 R16 profile on the car! The other Baleno top end variants come with 195 55 R16!
Kindly check the images I have posted above, one of the images show 195/55R16 also. The 185 Ecopias seem imported rubber.
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I think the on-road difference between the boosterjet model and the equivalent 1.2 model would be less than 1 lakh (that too OTR).

Eg: if the 1.2 Alpha is 8.5ish OTR Mumbai, the Alpha 1.0 turbo would be less than 9.5 OTR. If the 1.0 MT comes only in RS form with the skirts and any other add-ons; thats the only way to spike the price higher. Otherwise for the same standard equipment, Baleno cannot be priced higher than this.

While the 1.0 while will cost Maruti import duty; it will continue to enjoy the same excise benefits. The turbo and import duties will cost Maruti additional < 50k at max. Still Maruti benefits from another 30-40k margin which is very healthy. Pricing it any higher will bring it into very exclusive category and Maruti believes in volumes for all models. They would want the 1.0 to sell well and not just boost branding or brag technology rights.

Hope they bring the boosterjet in lower variants as well as fix all quality issues especially the ride quality.

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AE reviews the Baleno boosterjet a second time. Rates it very high!

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The downsized 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine is a real highlight, and has reminded me that while the Baleno might look a bit bland in our car’s 430 Ray Blue metallic paint, you should never judge a book by its cover.
the Suzuki’s 170Nm of torque means you don’t have to change gear quite as often as in some rivals. It makes for more relaxed progress, as the engine can easily pull taller gears in slow-moving city traffic without any nasty vibrations, offering good performance at low revs.
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