I know that the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is available in 3 different varieties, i.e petrol, diesel and petrol hybrid. But what are the trim levels? Is RS one of the trim levels and how can you differentiate it from a standard Baleno?
Maruti Suzuki Baleno is available in 4 trim levels with 3 engine transmission choices.
The four trim levels are Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. Each of these cars except Sigma are available with three engine options i.e Petrol MT, Petrol CVT and Diesel MT. Just the Sigma is available in only Petrol MT and Diesel MT.
I am not very sure about whether RS is a separate trim level or a variant, as I have this confusion myself.
I too have a cofusion about whether RS is a trim level or variant now that I think of it. However, I do know how you can differentiate between a standard Baleno and a Baleno RS. Baleno RS is often compared with the Baleno Alpha as the features and interiors are pretty similar.
The Baleno Rs is more expensive than the standard Baleno Alpha.
The basic difference between the two is the engine and styling. Baleno has two engine options, 1.2-liter petrol and 1.3-liter diesel (both of these have 4 cylinders). Baleno RS, on the other hand, has a 1 liter 3 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing around 101 bhp and 150nm of torque.
Both give the same mileage.
The Baleno RS looks sportier with changes in the front in the bumper and an aluminum diffuser at the back along with blackened alloy wheels.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS is a separate trim level and offers just one. It is compared with the trim Alpha Petrol MT variant due to great similarity. However, it is not one of the trim levels offered in the standard Baleno. MS Baleno is different from MS Baleno RS.