SCOOP! Maruti Baleno Cross coupe SUV spied; launch in February 2023

    Production version of Futuro-e concept to debut at Auto Expo 2023; will feature Suzuki's BoosterJet turbo petrol engine.

    Published On Aug 02, 2022 10:10:00 PM

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    Maruti Suzuki is really revving up its SUV game – hot on the heels of the new Brezza and the upcoming Grand Vitara will be its all-new coupe SUV, codenamed YTB. Seen here are the first spy pictures of the coupe SUV, internally referred to as the Baleno Cross. It will be unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo in January next year, with the launch scheduled for the following month. 

    • Baleno-based SUV coupe to launch in February 2023
    • To be based on Maruti’s Heartect platform 
    • To be powered by a turbo-petrol engine

    New Maruti Baleno Cross: design details 

    The Baleno Cross is essentially the production version of the Futuro-e concept shown at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo, and while it's still under camouflage, certain design elements are visible. At the front, the daytime running lamps and headlights are very similar to the recently unveiled Grand Vitara, and the silhouette shows a clear coupe roofline. 

    New Maruti Baleno Cross: platform and powertrain details 

    The new SUV-coupe will be most likely based on Maruti’s Heartect platform and will be powered by one of Suzuki’s BoosterJet turbo-petrol engine. After briefly using its 1.0-litre BoosterJet engine in the Baleno RS, Maruti will bring back its turbo petrol power, which will likely give the Cross Coupe some much needed punch that the Brezza’s naturally aspirated K15C engine lacks. In the interest of efficiency and given the company’s new focus on hybrids, expect some form of hybrid power as well. Details with respect to dimensions and power are not yet known.

    New Maruti Baleno Cross: launch timeline 

    We can confirm that the new SUV-coupe will be launched in February 2023 after its global debut at the upcoming Delhi Auto Expo in January. In the Maruti line-up, it will sit above the Baleno hatchback and it will be sold through Maruti’s Nexa line-up of dealerships. Also, like the Grand Vitara and the Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Toyota will likely have its own version of this vehicle.

    Also see: 

    2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno review: More than meets the eye


     
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