It looks like Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car maker, has silently updated its Nexa line-up with new alloy wheel colour. According to a report of Gaadiwaadi, the two Nexa offering of Maruti — the Baleno and the S-cross — now come with grey-coloured alloy wheels, replacing the silver-coloured alloy wheels.
The publication has also shared the image of both the S-Cross and the Baleno models with the new set of alloy wheels. However, it is yet to be known whether it is a dealer-level modification or has been rolled out by the company. From the word of the original publisher, the changers are only limited to the alloy wheel colour change in both the models.
Maruti currently sells only two models through its Nexa premium dealerships. While the Baleno remains as the mainstay of the Nexa, the S-Cross also has seen a boost in its sales after the company slashed its prices. Maruti Nexa will soon also welcome the new Ignis and the Baleno RS.
Maruti Baleno, the premium hatchback, which rivals Hyundai Elite i20 and Honda Jazz, has seen over one lakh bookings within four months of its launch and is currently has a waiting period of six months. Maruti is struggling to meet the scaling demand for the Baleno despite the production of the model running at its full capacity. Reports say that Maruti has over 45,000 orders of the Baleno to be served. Under the hood, Maruti Baleno includes a 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine and a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine. While the petrol engine is tuned to develop 83bhp and 115Nm of torque, the diesel mill churns out 74bhp and 190Nm of torque.
On the other hand, the S-Cross, the first product of Maruti Suzuki sold via Nexa premium dealerships, comes powered by 1.3-litre diesel motor that churns out 89bhp power and 200Nm torque, and a 1.6-litre diesel that is tuned to pump out 118bhp and 320Nm. The former engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, while the latter gets six-speed manual transmission. Maruti Suzuki launched the S-Cross premium crossover in August 2015 at a price ranging from Rs. 8.34 to Rs 13.74 lakh and the prices were later cut by up to Rs. 2 lakh.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]