Read this Maruti Suzuki Baleno review to know its prices, specs & performance, key features, mileage and other important details.
The premium hatch, Maruti Baleno has been the most successful car to come out from the plush NEXA showrooms of Maruti Suzuki. A head-turner in city crowd, it receives fabulous looks, rich feature-list and luxurious interiors alongside the frugal engine. Topping charts in its category since launch, Baleno is currently offered in four variants with a regular petrol-driven engine and dual-jet mild-hybrid tech petrol engine options.
Below is a brief review covering important parameters related to the Baleno hatch.
Maruti Baleno Prices
Offered in sole petrol choice but with two different tunes, the price range of Baleno for the petrol-only variant comes in the bracket of Rs 5.71-9.02 lakh. Moreover, the dual-jet petrol engine variants Delta and Alpha are priced at Rs 7.40 lakh and Rs 7.96 lakh respectively.
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Maruti Baleno Engine & Performance
The 1.2L VVT petrol engine pulls out 83PS and 113Nm of maximum power and torque values respectively. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual or CVT gearbox. Whereas, the 1.2L Dual-jet VVT petrol engine with smart hybrid tech generates a good 90PS of power and 113Nm of torque numbers. It’s made available with a 5-speed MT gearbox.
Maruti Baleno Exterior & Dimension
The premium hatch is endowed with bold looking unique 3D grille and nicely carved bumper at front. The contemporary LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs make front view striking, while the smooth creases on the bonnet bestow premiumness. The sides get A, B and C-pillar blackened, chrome inserts at the door handles and coupe-like roofline. Further, at the rear, LED taillight, chrome-slat below windscreen and clean bumper layout provide clutter-free premium quotient.
In terms of measurements, Baleno stretches 3995mm, 1745mm and 1510mm in length, width and height respectively. Moreover, the boot space reads 339 and wheelbase stands at 2520mm.
Maruti Baleno Interiors & Features
The Baleno receives highly spacious cabin with premium interiors. There’s excellent headroom, legroom and knee-room for the passengers at front as well as rear. The neatly done dual-tone fabric (black/navy blue) ensures optimum comfort to all. The latest equipment and gadgetry allows hassle-free drive and engaging journey for the occupants. Some of the major highlights of the extensive feature-list include Smartplay Studio, MID, 60:40 split seats, driver-side anti-pinch window, 7-inch touchscreen, keyless entry, auto climate control, push-button stop/start, etc.
Maruti Baleno Safety
Safety in Baleno is best in segment with features like ABS+EBD, dual front airbags, ISOFIX child seat, Suzuki-TECT body, reverse parking sensors and more.
Maruti Baleno Mileage
Certified by the ARAI, Baleno delivers a class-leading mileage of 21kmpl for the manually driven petrol variants. Moreover, the CVT automatic variants and Dualjet petrol mild-hybrid return 19.56kmpl and 23.87kmpl correspondingly.
Maruti Baleno Rivals
In its category, Baleno competes with the likes of Honda Jazz, Hyundai Elite i20, Tata Altroz, Toyota Glanza, and Volkswagen Polo.
With host of equipment on the list and ideal amalgamation of performance, quality and frugality, Baleno beat nearly everyone in the segment. Further, besides MT, the CVT transmission is also rightly priced and offer smooth gear-shift. Premium features such as auto climate start right from mid-spec, whilst some very good safety features are standard across the range. This makes Baleno more wanting and counts as one of the reasons for its stupendous performance till date.