Maruti Suzuki Baleno is an entry-level premium hatchback that got launched in 2015 by Maruti Suzuki. Since its inception, it has captured the mid-range Indian auto market and people’s hearts. Holding the record for one of the most sold hatchbacks in the country, Maruti decided to reward their loyal customers with a revamped version of the Suzuki Baleno. The new car has got tinkers, bells, and whistles and we couldn’t be more excited. Here is everything you need to know about the infamous Maruti Suzuki Baleno and its updated avatar.
Dualjet Engine, Hybrid Tech, and Better Mileage
The above three words describe the powertrain of Baleno accurately. Fitted with 3 engine options that include both diesel and petrol options, Baleno offers 61% better mileage than other hatchbacks, as per ARAI. Both diesel and petrol engines are coupled with a default five-speed manual transmission, the petrol engine gets a CVT option as a plus one. The powertrain details are below.
It’s worth mentioning here that the petrol engine is a 1.2-litre Dual-jet engine with mild-hybrid tech that churns out 84bhp power and 140Nm torque. Meanwhile, the diesel option gets a 1.3-litre mild-hybrid engine that can generate 75bhp power and 190Nm torque. Maruti Baleno has a Fuel Tank Capacity of 37.0 L.
Revised, Modified, and Improved on the Outside
Baleno gets tweaks on the shell with a revised bumper design with a sturdy chrome strip. It’s stretched to absorb the wider air-dam and air ducts on each side. The new wider-looking Grille flaunts an intricate 3D detailing that includes a smart silver stripe that extends into the chrome stripe on the grille. Moreover, the entire body gets a C-shaped profile.
A thing worth noticing about the new beast is the trademark Maruti semblance it bears that brings it closer to its peers. Getting rather conservative on the front-end, Baleno gets Maruti’s new liquid flow that is an appealing factor. It lends soft lines and smooth corners to the vehicle everywhere.
The top-variant flaunts stunning projector highlights complete with LED DRLs. The new model gets alloy wheels but only the top model gets to show off the fancier 16-inch Alloy wheels. The rest of the specs have to settle for the mediocre 15-inch steel wheels. The top-trims also enjoy the luxury of getting a sporty roof spoiler.
Dual-Toned Cabin, More Space & a Wow Tech Profile
New Baleno displays a classy and suede all-black interior with premium blue tweaks. The front seats are made larger, more comfortable, and bolstered. The upholstery is dual-toned and adds a splash of colour to the dark theme. The impressive knee room for the rear-seat passengers is a plus and it’s something that has been on the bucket list of all the loyal Maruti customers for years now. The boot has been made bigger to fit in a whopping 339 litres of cargo.
The driver’s seat is modified to make it height-adjustable and that along with the tilt and reach adjustable steering offers a more comfortable driving position. A really cool thing about this car is its ergonomically sound cabin in which the placement of all the switches and buttons is such that they are all within an arm’s reach.
The new Maruti is a delight for the tech-savvy with a plethora of features and improved driver aids. Starting with the colour TFT infotainment screen with the Android Auto and Segment-first Apple CarPlay, R&GO Audio System + 4 speakers, climate control, steering-mounted control, push start option, keyless entry, additional USB and AUX ports, and a special anti-UV glass coating. It also gets a 4.2-inch touchscreen equipped with a rear parking camera satellite navigation system.
Enhanced safety features include Dual Airbags with ABS & EBD technology, rear parking sensors, and ISOFIX child seat anchors that are conveniently available with all the trims.
Variants Offered & the Price Tags
The new Maruti Suzuki Baleno is offered in 4 trim options- Sigma, Delta, Alpha, and Zeta.
The wide colour palette offers seven colours to choose from. They include the trendy Autumn Orange, Ray Blue, Pearl Arctic White, Granite Gray, Fire Red, Premium Urban Blue, and Metallic Premium Silver.
The price list of all the variants is included in the table form below.
|Variant||Ex-showroom Price (Rs.)|
|Baleno Sigma Petrol||5.9 lakh|
|Baleno Delta Petrol||6.57 lakh|
|Baleno Zeta Petrol||7.18 lakh|
|Baleno Delta Dualjet Petrol||7.45 lakh|
|Baleno Delta CVT Petrol||7.77 lakh|
|Baleno Alpha Petrol||7.90 lakh|
|Baleno Zeta Dualjet Petrol||8.07 lakh|
|Baleno Zeta CVT Petrol||8.38 lakh|
|Baleno Alpha CVT Petrol||9.10 lakh|
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