Check out this amazing looking digitally rendered image of a modified Maruti Baleno with an extreme off-road design.
Plenty of people, especially automobile enthusiasts, love to modify their vehicles. These modifications range from superficial exterior changes to serious mechanical changes. Of course, these mods cost money, which limits the complete modification. That, however, is not a limitation with digital customisations. You can create any vehicle you like, and it wouldn’t you a dime to build. Here we have a digitally created example of a modified Maruti Baleno, which has been turned into a monster truck.
The image seen here has been created by Vipin Vathoopan of Cartoq. The rendered image shows that this Maruti Baleno has undergone some major changes. Firstly, the entire car has been jacked up on long-travel suspension. The front end of the car does not feature a regular bumper, in order to improve the approach angle. Instead of that, you get a metal bar with a mechanical winch mounted on it, along with two auxiliary lamps.
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Except for the massive off-road wheels and knobbly tyres, there aren’t any changes in the side profile. It isn’t until you look a little too closely that you realise that the ORVMs are new, round units with a long stalk. We would have preferred some side steps as well, because the car seems a little tall for easy ingress and egress. On the roof, you’ll notice a bar of LED auxiliary lights, which completes the off-road look of the car. Previously, we covered a real-life version of a Baleno monster truck, but that one wasn’t as impressive looking as this one. Well, the bigger wheels surely responsible for the better looks of this one!
As for the stock Maruti Baleno, it is powered by a 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated, inline-4 engine, capable of generating 83 PS and 113 Nm. There is a ‘Dualjet’ version of this engine as well, which bumps up the power to 90 PS, although torque remains constant at 113 Nm, and has a mild-hybrid on-board as well. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual transmission and a CVT. There used to be a 1.3-litre diesel engine on offer too, but it was discontinued before the BS6 norms came into effect.