Maruti Suzuki is a household name in the Indian subcontinent. It made the dream of owning a car come true for the emerging middle class in India when it was launched. Over the years, depending on the needs and demand of the Indian market, they have diversified into almost all possible automotive segments. One such car was the premium sedan, Baleno and here is a rare Baleno with air suspension.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno competes with cars such as Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo. Baleno received the same kind of love that Maruti Swift did across all age groups and social status. Eventually, people started tweaking their Baleno, thus opening the door to many aftermarket accessories that can tastefully tweak your Baleno to suit your style and needs. Here is one such video of a modified Maruti Suzuki Baleno from Kerela, India.
The video is uploaded to a channel called Jackson’s Motogeek on Youtube. While we have presented quite a number of Kerela’s modified Balenos in the past, this one is special. The reason is that this Baleno is the first Indian Baleno to install air suspension. The video is quite detailed and guides us through every single modification made to the car. At the front, the stock grille has been replaced by an aftermarket grille with a honeycomb design.
The headlights are also replaced with LED daytime running lights and lights. The Baleno’s fog lights are actually LED headlight units. The lower grille also has its own LED lights and the bumper has a front lip which makes the car extremely sporty. The chrome elements of the original Baleno have also been replaced and there is a black and red sporty theme throughout the exterior of the car. The side profile of this Baleno gets an RS sporty wrap and what really completes the theme are the 17-inch aftermarket alloy wheels. The main attraction however remains the pneumatic suspension.
Work done by N1 Concept
The work on the air suspension was done by the N1 Concept Kochi as revealed by the owner. The height of the suspension can be easily controlled with a remote control or the switches located on the center console. The other elements of the air suspension, such as the compressor, are located inside the trunk. The modification work is extremely expensive, and the owner claims the air suspension has a one-year warranty. A side skirt has also been added to the side of the car.
As for the rear of the Baleno, the taillights and rear bumper have been replaced by custom-made units. The interior continues the black and red sporty theme throughout. The roof of the car has a completely black coating and the red color is stained on the pillars and on the steering wheel. What amazes us most is that this modified Baleno is diesel powered. Maruti has stopped marketing the diesel variant. The Baleno diesel variant was equipped with a 1.3-liter engine of Fiat origin.
The engine fitted to this Baleno has received a Stage 1+ remapping from Code6 and generates a maximum of 105PS and 245Nm of torque. It also comes with a K&N air filter along with a full diesel exhaust. The owner makes it clear that it is not a noisy exhaust. Overall, we love how clean and sporty this modified Baleno is.