Maruti Suzuki has introduced this week at Auto Expo in India the Ignis and Baleno RS concepts which will both morph into production versions later this year.

Maruti Suzuki has introduced this week at Auto Expo in India the Ignis and Baleno RS concepts which will both morph into production versions later this year.

First up, the Ignis concept is a follow-up to the iM-4 concept and looks virtually the same as the production-ready Ignis introduced last year in Japan. Suzuki mentions the Indian version is going to be adapted for local customer tastes, but most likely only a few minor changes will be applied.

There’s no word about what will power the Indian model, but the one sold in Japan has a 1.2-liter DualJet gasoline unit linked to a continuously variable transmission. Maruti Suzuki could decide to sell the model locally with a more economical turbodiesel 1.3-liter DDiS, but this hasn’t been confirmed so far. It remains to be seen whether the proprietary ALLGRIP system is going to be available on the Indian model.

As for the Baleno RS concept, we basically saw this last September at the Frankfurt Motor Show where it was simply called “Baleno” and was an evolution to production of the iK-2 concept. It’s an all-new, five-door hatchback that has been confirmed for India where it will be offered with the turbocharged, three-cylinder 1.0-liter BOOSTERJET engine. Maruti Suzuki hasn’t said a word about output, but it will likely remain unchanged at 110 horsepower (82 kilowatts) and 126 pound-feet (170 newton meters) of torque.

The Baleno RS will go on sale in India later this year and it should be specified the new turbo engine which will be produced locally not just for the Maruti Suzuki version, but also for the international model.

Additional images are available at the links below.

Source: Suzuki and indianautosblog.com (1, 2)

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