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Maruti Baleno, XL6 and Ertiga get these new connectivity features

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has updated the Baleno, XL6 and Ertiga with new connectivity features. These new features will be added to the media via an over-the-air or OTA update. Customers can install the update via smartphone or download it from the official Maruti Suzuki website. Previously, Maruti Suzuki rolled out a similar OTA update for Maruti Brezza.

Paarth Khatri

Update on:
February 7, 2023, 12:36 ONLY

All three vehicles are based on the same Heartect platform.
All three vehicles are based on the same Heartect platform.

All three vehicles will now have wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Baleno now has Turn-By-Turn navigation on the Head-Up Display (HUD). This feature is already present on the multi-information displays of the Ertiga, Baleno and XL6. The Ertiga and XL6 now come with “Surround Sense” powered by Arkamys.

Currently, Maruti Suzuki is working to launch the Fronx and Jimny SUV. The Fronx is the new compact SUV that is expected to sit under the Brezza and will share its platform with the Baleno.

Also read: Maruti Suzuki hands over Grand Vitara SUV to Japanese Ambassador

The Fronx will be offered with two petrol engine options. 4-cylinder engine, 1.2 liter capacity, producing 88 horsepower capacity and maximum torque of 113 Nm. It will come with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed AMT.

Then there’s the 1.0-litre BoosterJet petrol engine. It produces 98 hp and 147 Nm. It will come with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed torque converter automatic.

The Fronx uses the Heartect platform on which some Maruti Suzuki vehicles are based. The Fronx has a length of 3,995 mm, a width of 1,765 mm and a height of 1,550 mm with a wheelbase of 2,520 mm.

However, the highlight of 2023 for Maruti Suzuki will be the Jimny that so many have been waiting for. The manufacturer will launch a 5-door version of the Jimny and it was displayed at Auto Expo 2023.

Jimny will be equipped with a 1.5-liter K-Series gasoline engine that produces 103 horsepower and 134.2 Nm of torque. It comes with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission. There is also idle start/stop technology provided. As an off-roader, a 4×4 system is offered as standard along with a low-range transmission.

Date of first publication: 12:36 PM IST February 7, 2023


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