Maruti Suzuki has announced the launch of the new 1.2 litre DUALJET, DUAL VVT BS VI engine with next generation Smart Hybrid technology for its premium hatchback offering the Baleno.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Smart Hybrid (Petrol) Price:
Delta: INR 7.25 Lakh
Zeta: INR 7.86 Lakh
All prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
The new BS VI compliant Baleno (Petrol) with Smart Hybrid technology & Li-ion battery will be offered in two variants of Baleno – Zeta & Delta. It will soon be available at NEXA showrooms across the country.
The technological advancement leads to improved fuel efficiency while reducing vehicular emissions. Existing 1.2L VVT petrol engine variants will also be BS VI compliant and available in all variants including CVT.
Baleno is India’s first premium hatchback to be offered with Smart Hybrid technology. The Lithium-ion battery is compact & designed for long service life. The BS VI compliant petrol vehicles will lead to a substantial reduction of nearly 25% in Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) emissions. BS VI norms also enforce stringent limit on Non-Methane Hydrocarbons (NMHC) emissions. The BS VI norms ensure a substantial increase in the durability of exhaust after-treatment system.
In order to achieve this stringent emission regulation requirement, company has upgraded both engine hardware & software along with exhaust system. The Engine control software has been upgraded for more precise fuel injection control using various on-board sensors to ensure cleaner and durable emission control.
The Smart Hybrid Technology with Lithium ion battery comes with the following features:
– Torque assist function: The energy stored in the lithium ion battery assists during acceleration delivering optimal acceleration and performance without compromising on fuel efficiency.
– Idle start stop function:The engine automatically stops when idle and silently starts when the optimal conditions are met. This helps in increasing Fuel- Efficiency.
– Brake energy regeneration function: When the vehicle decelerates, the Smart Hybrid technology intelligently charges the batteries which in turn assist the engine’s idle start stop and the torque assist functions.