Maruti Suzuki has introduced its first BS6 compliant offering with the Baleno premium hatchback.
The modified 1.2-litre DualJet Dual VVT BS6 engine that now comes with the automaker’s Smart Hybrid (SHVS) technology with prices starting at ₹ 5.58 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Baleno petrol will be sold in both the standard 1.2-litre and Smart Hybrid versions including the manual and CVT iterations, all of which are BS6 compliant.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno becomes India’s first premium hatchback to meet the new emission norms ahead of its deadline of April 2020. The automaker has upgraded both the hardware and software along with the exhaust system, whole the engine control software has been upgraded for more precise fuel injection control with the use of several on board sensors to ensure cleaner emissions.
Maruti claims that the BS6 compliant vehicles reduce the Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions to the atmosphere and also limit the non-methane Hydrocarbons (NHMC) emissions.
The hatchback also received a major facelift earlier this year with cosmetic and feature upgrades.