Ever since its inception in the premium car market in India, the Baleno RS has established a niche of its own. It was added to the NEXA line-up to provide an option to those who are looking for more performance.Add to that the road presence and the practicality quotient of the Baleno RS, andyou get a premium hatchback which enthusiasts and brand loyalists yearn to take home and make a part of their garage.

To keep things interesting, NEXA launched the updated version of the Baleno RS. Here’s what you need to know about it: -

It comes with refreshed looks

To stay ahead and stand out, the new Baleno RS has been smartly revamped in terms of design. While it retains the elements that make it sporty, it now comes with a new bumper with new housing for the fog lamps, which adds a sense of width to its front fascia. To further amp up the sporty quotient even further, the new Baleno RS gets dual-tone precision cut alloy wheels. On the inside, it now has a new SmartPlay Infotainment System.

The New Baleno RS price is RS. 8.76 lakhs (ex-showroom price, Delhi), and is equipped to the brim in terms of features.

It doesn’t compromise on safety 

The NEXA Safety Shield makes its way into the Baleno RS as well. As a part of this package,it gets features such as full frontal impact compliance, frontal offset impact compliance, and side impact compliance, Suzuki-TECT body, ISOFIX child seat anchorages, pedestrian protection compliance, ABS with EBD, dual front airbags,and seatbelt pre-tensioners with force limiters.

It is high on convenience

NEXA has paid attention to the comfort factor too. To ensure the same, the new Baleno RS packs in features such as remote keyless entry, push start/stop with Smart key, electrically retractable ORVMs, front and rear seat adjustable headrests, height adjustable driver seat, front and rear accessory sockets, and so on.


At the heart of it all is the 1.0 litre 3-cylinder Booster Jetengine that’s mated to a5-speed manual transmission.With a large tyre track (195 section), low tyre profile (55 section), all four disc brakes and a responsive engine that is eager to respond to throttle inputs, the drivability of the Baleno RS is sure to please the enthusiasts while still ensuring that it is easy to use on an everyday basis.

To put it succinctly, the new Baleno RS adds a significant amount of appeal to this sporty hatchback from NEXA. It ticks all the boxes in terms of safety, convenience, ergonomics and performance, which for its price, makes the Baleno RS a great premium hatchback that’s sporty in the way it drives.