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Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Overview & Performance

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Overview

Maruti showcased the Baleno RS Concept at the 2016 Auto expo and although this looked identical to the standard Baleno hatchback with fewer exceptions but actually features a more powerful engine under the hood. Maruti already launched the Baleno in India and after a year after of the 2016 Auto Expo, in an attempt to impress the Indian customers who love performance-oriented hatchbacks they now launched the Baleno RS hatchback.Like we already mentioned above the Baleno RS gets a slightly more powerful engine under the hood and is actually a performance oriented hatch and one of its kind from the stable of Maruti Suzuki. The RS variant is positioned above the existing hatchback and is sold through the Nexa showrooms.View offers on Maruti Cars from Maruti dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop

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Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Style

The styling of RS 1.0 is very youthful and there is a sporty appeal to the car. To emphasize on the sporty and adventure centric character of the car, it has got a new mesh grille, blacked-out headlamps and a more edgy-looking bumper having a pronounced chin. The sides reveal black alloys, which look quite sporty, and blackened A and B pillars. It also gets a slightly larger spoiler as compared to the standard model. The rear bumper is significantly different with a black plastic section lower down. The rear profile doesn’t get any unnecessary creases and the design looks quite classy with elegant tail lamps.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Space

You won’t notice many changes on the inside as the interiors are identical. The all black theme of the dashboard and upholstery continues. The instrument cluster is carried over having a TFT display that comes with torque and power graphics, fuel economy details, time, outside temperature, driving time, etc. The Smartplay touchscreen infotainment system comes with Apple CarPlay connectivity and features such as navigation system, rear parking camera display, etc. Some of the key features include keyless entry and go with push button start, follow me home headlamps, auto AC, front centre armrest and more.

The fit and finish feels long lasting and the cabin offers good ergonomics. The seats are comfortable and there is more than enough space both at the front and for the rear passengers. All in all, from the inside, the Baleno RS feels pretty much the same. Maruti could have offered some sporty elements to differentiate such as red accents, redesigned steering wheel, sporty gear knob, aluminium pedals, etc. to differentiate the interior layout from the regular Baleno.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Engine

The Baleno RS variant gets the completely new 1.0 Litre, three cylinder, Boosterjet turbo-petrol engine which is capable of producing about 102 Hp of peak power and 150 Nm of peak torque. This is the actually the detuned variant of the 1.0 Litre Ecoboost unit which produces about 111 Hp of peak power on the International spec Baleno hatchback. The engine is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Although the power figures might not impress many but the car promises to return an impressive overall ARAI certified fuel efficiency figures of 21.1 km pl.

the standard Baleno hatchback is available with 1.2-litre VVT engine which churns out about 83 bhp peak power at 6000 rpm and 115 Nm peak torque at 4000 rpm.For all your information the standard Baleno hatchback is available with 1.2-litre VVT engine which churns out about 83 bhp peak power at 6000 rpm and 115 Nm peak torque at 4000 rpm. TheThe Baleno RS hatchback will get disc brakes on four wheels.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Driving

The handling is much better than the regular Baleno. There is a good amount of torque right from the low end and the Baleno RS 1.0 potters around the city without much effort. The power delivery is very crisp and linear. The engine feels quite refined and the NVH levels are well within control. The steering wheel offers decent feedback; it is light, easy to operate at low speeds and weighs up nicely as the speed increases. The ride quality is excellent for the most part, and so is the handling with tight body control and eagerness to dive into corners. The suspension set-up is nice and most of the potholes, broken patches of road, etc., are tackled easily. The car remains planted always and maintains its composure even at high speeds.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Safety

Maruti is offering the Baleno RS in a single variant and hence the car is loaded with top spec safety features as standard such as dual front airbags, ABS, EBD and ISOFIX child seat provision. Additionally, the Baleno RS comes with all-four discs for better stopping power. In terms of after sales, we all know that Maruti has a very renowned and wide network across the country. The NEXA channel is growing with each passing day and the ownership cost of the Baleno RS will definitely be the lowest compared to the other performance hatchbacks in this segment.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Cost in Hyderabad

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Rs On-Road Price in Hyderabad ranges from 9,77,588 to 9,77,588 for variants Baleno RS 1.0L and Baleno RS 1.0L respectively. Maruti Suzuki Baleno Rs is available in 1 variants and 7 colours. Below are details of Maruti Suzuki Baleno Rs variants price in Hyderabad. Check for Baleno RS price in Hyderabad at Carzprice

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Conclusion

This is definitely the most important part of any overview article when it looks bit confusing. So now the question arises will you spend all those extra money to get your hands on the more powerful 1.0 Litre Boosterjet unit which produces slightly more power than the 1.2 Litre unit powering the standard car. Well! Why Not? The 1.0 Litre Boosterjet unit certainly does not provide enough power but atleast this car surely returns an impressive overall fuel efficiency. So by paying that entire additional amount you do get a slightly more fuel efficient engine which also promises slightly better power output.

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Toyota Innova Crysta Review & First Drive

Toyota Innova Crysta Overview

We have known dozens of people who, even while contemplating buying a luxury car such as a Mercedes-Benz, ask the salesperson whether its rear seat is as comfortable as the Innova’s—often leaving the salesperson baffled! That’s the kind of fan following this MPV’s rear seat has earned. Be it intercity trips or urban commute, be it ferrying call centre staff or C-Suite executives, Toyota Innova is the first choice of most cab operators, who consider the vehicle a long-term investment. Drivers, too, swear by the MPV. “This is a Toyota, we don’t have to look any further,” most say. As do people who have bought it for personal use; believe it or not, over 70% Innova MPVs are bought by personal-use car buyers.

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So, all these years—it was launched in 2005—what has worked for the Innova? A lot of things. An engine that, with timely servicing, can last lakhs of kilometres. Third-row seating space that can accommodate six-footers. A very efficient AC. Sturdy body that can last over 10 years. And, of course, comfortable-as-a-sofa second-row seats. The list is long. Now, the question is, can such a good machine be bettered? Toyota thinks it can; calls it the Innova Crysta. It is available in both manual and automatic variants. View offers on Toyota Cars from Toyota dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop

Toyota Innova Crysta Style

Toyota has completely modernized the car, yet is able to retain the essence of a true Innova. One can even see a glimpse of Camry and new Corolla Altis. Although each and every body panel is fresh, the overall silhouette leaves you in a mix-up whether it is Innova or a new car. At the front, the difference can be seen in the form of the huge hexagonal grille with two thick chrome slats that neatly merges into the dual barrel headlamps. The headlight cluster houses sleek projector lenses and a LED unit. The bumper has been revamped and the new fog lamp enclosure nicely integrates turn indicators.

The side profile is rather sharper and the strong shoulder line and creases running through the doors certainly boost up the profile. The muscular wheel arches have been filled with 17-inch alloys which are only available on the top end ZX variant. The lower variant gets 16-inch wheels. The new Crysta Innova can also be distinguished with saber-tooth inspired tail lights at the rear. The tail lamps also make the car looks wider while the aero stability wings are not only eye-catchy but also helpful in stabilizing the vehicle on high speeds by managing airflow around the vehicle.The new Innova Crysta with its stylish design really makes a strong road presence. It is now more than a functional people’s carrier given the amount of luxury and comfort it offers.

Toyota Innova Crysta Space

The cabin set-up will really mesmerize you. It would be an understatement to say the interiors of the car has gone upmarket. The quality of materials, colour combination and multiple layers across will make you realize how plain jane the earlier Innova was. The soft top of dash feels excellent while the middle layer designed in faux wood gives a premium appeal to the vehicle. The interiors are all-black and that along with dark wood trim really suits the cabin. Toyota claims that it’s the most feature equipped MPV in the country. The highlight on the dashboard is the new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment which does a whole lot of thing right from pairing smartphones for telephony and music to navigation and relaying feeds from the rear parking camera. The 4.2 inch TFT multi-information display is another interesting addition which opens up a world of driver information. These include fuel consumption, average speed, cruising range, elapsed time, cruise control, ECO driving mode, outside temperature, phone caller display, and navigation display.

The steering wheel has been wrapped in leather with a plethora of controls for music, telephony as well as cruising. Other comfort features in the car include ambient lighting system, dual zone climate control, cooled glove box, rear aircons on 2nd and 3rd row, tilt and telescopic steering, and push engine start/stop button. Sadly, the car has only a single USB port for charging and data.Coming to the seating and space, the driver’s seat is large and nicely bolstered for the long-distance travel. It can also be electrically adjusted. The rear seats are also comfortable and seem to have been shared from a premium sedan. Then there is a foldable table/bench that creates a sense of luxury and a switch to slide the front seat forward even from the middle row. The second row can be the best place to sit and relax as the rear aircons are surrounded by ambient lighting.

The faux wood trims on the door panels add more to the premiumness, something which is missing at the front doors. The 3rd row can be folded individually easily for creating more luggage space.The practicality of storage and space in the car is really commendable. There are no less than 20 bottle-holders, smartphone holder for USB port and Aux-In, a couple of cup-holders and also cooled glove-box for stuffing your drinks and beverages. One of the biggest alterations in the car is the one-touch tumble 2nd row which is convenient to use. Overall, the interior of the car is several notches above the previous version and can play spoilsport for segment above luxury car buyers.For more details on Toyota Innova Crysta Check cssn.in 

Toyota Innova Crysta Engine

The Innova Crysta specifications include two engine options. A 2393 cc 4-cylinder engine delivering the power of 150 PS at 3400 rpm and torque of 343 Nm at 2800 rpm is used in the GX, VX and ZX variants with 5-speed manual transmission. The automatic transmission system with 6-speed and the sequential shift is mated to a 4-cylinder 2755 cc diesel engine delivering the power of 174 PS at 3400 rpm and torque output of 360 Nm at 3400 rpm is featured in the GX automatic and ZX automatic variants. In both versions, drive mode selection between eco and power mode is available for getting the ideal combination of power and mileage.

Manual: There is considerable torque difference between the new model and the old, and it starts to show in the second gear onwards. Despite being heavier—the manual weighs 1855kg, 200kg more than the outgoing model—there is no apparent lack of power, and power delivery is uniform across gears. The gear-shift level, however, vibrates at low RPMs. The manual doesn’t get a dead pedal.Automatic: This 6-speed gearbox with sequential shift is super-smooth, and gears change like they do in a DSG box, well almost. The kerb weight is 1870kg. It pretty much drives like a car and despite being a tall vehicle, body-roll is minimal.

The Innova Crysta mileage figures range from 13 to 15 kmpl, and can vary depending upon the engine and transmission option chosen.The engines of Toyota Innova Crysta have been tuned for relaxed driving with low fuel consumption. With more grunt, these engines are frugal at the same time. The diesel-powered Crysta with manual transmission returns ARAI certified mileage of 13.68kmpl, the automatic version returns 11.36kmpl. On the contrary, the petrol manual variant reads 11.25kmpl, the automatic version is able to return 10.75kmpl.

Toyota Innova Crysta Driving

The well-proven performance of Innova is further enhanced with superior drive quality with advanced technology, such as vehicle stability control and hill-start assist control. The quick response of the engine, smooth change of gear ratios and the improved suspension quality assure high-speed drivability and comfort for the occupants.Like the earlier Innova, the new one is deployed on a ladder on frame chassis and uses a reinforced high-tensile steel to keep a tab on the weight. This combination along with large rear shock absorbers make the car glide through even large potholes. The ride quality is truly impressive especially looking at the typical everyday Indian road conditions. The suspension never hits the ground and makes mincemeat of speed bumps and potholes without breaking a sweat.The steering feels heavy at city speeds while a slightly more power assistant could have made easier for the car to overcome tight spots.

Toyota Innova Crysta Safety

The braking system of the Innova Crysta has front disc and rear drum brakes with anti-lock braking system as a standard in all variants. The Innova Crysta models have three airbags, one for the driver, one for the co-passenger and the third one for the knee of the driver. The top-end variant ZX has a front side and curtain airbags as additional safety features for the occupants.

Toyota Innova Crysta Cost in Hyderabad

Toyota Innova Crysta Ex-Showroom Price in Hyderabad ranges from 13,47,553/- (Innova Crysta 2.7 GX MT 7 Seater) to 22,34,577/- (Innova Crysta 2.8 ZX AT 7 Seater Touring Sport). Get best offers for Toyota Innova Crysta from Toyota Dealers in Hyderabad. Check for Crysta price in Hyderabad at Carzprice

Toyota Innova Crysta Conclusion

The Innova Crysta’s prices start from Rs 13.84 lakh for the entry-level G 7-seater manual model to Rs 20.78 lakh for the top-end Zx 7-seater automatic (ex-showroom, Mumbai). This translates into a price increase of Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakh—depending on the grade—over the previous generation Innova. However, the Innova Crysta is a far improved and bigger vehicle with new engines and a new gearbox, so the premium is well worth it. Be it C-Suite executives or call-centre staff, passengers can be assured of a lot more comfort and extra space. For people who plan to buy it for personal use—over 70% of the previous generation Innova MPVs were bought by personal-use car buyers—this is a vehicle that is as close as a big MPV can get to an entry-luxury sedan, even if you include drivability