New Maruti Suzuki Baleno – All You Need To Know

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New Maruti Suzuki Baleno has been launched in India at INR 4.99 lacs

The ‘Baleno’ moniker has made a comeback with the new ‘YRA‘ hatchback and this premium hatchback has now been launched in India. The Baleno will lock horns with some well-established rivals like the new Honda Jazz and the Hyundai Elite i20. The new Baleno will be Maruti‘s second offering to be sold through the NEXA premium dealerships, where it will share the floor-space with the Maruti S-Cross premium crossover. Addressing the press, Toshihiro Suzuki, President, Suzuki Motor Corporation has said, “The Baleno stands out in terms of styling and utility as well as in terms of both driving and environmental performance. It is a car that will go beyond in all areas what people have come to expect in a compact car.” You may read our comprehensive report on the upcoming car below before we come up with a detailed new Maruti Suzuki Baleno review –

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Launch

The new Baleno India launch took place on October-26th. India is an export hub for the Baleno as the car will be exported to over 100 countries including European nations where the Baleno will go on sale in the summer of 2016.

Price

The new Baleno has been priced at a considerable premium over the Maruti Swift. Prices of the new Baleno in India start at INR 4.99 lakhs (for base petrol model). Here’s the price list of the new Baleno –

PETROL DIESEL
SIGMA 4.99 lakhs 6.16 lakhs
DELTA 5.71 lakhs 6.81 lakhs
ZETA 6.31 lakhs 7.41 lakhs
ALPHA 7.01 lakhs 8.11 lakhs
DELTA CVT 6.76 lakhs NA

However, these prices are only introductory and will go up after a month or two.

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Fuel Mileage

Maruti Suzuki cars in India are known to offer stellar fuel economy and the new model Baleno (YRA hatchback) is no different in this aspect. The all-new Maruti Suzuki Baleno has an ARAI-rated fuel mileage of 21.7 kpl for the petrol and as much as 27.39 kpl for the diesel variant 

Features

Much like most of the recent Maruti Suzuki offerings, the new Baleno comes loaded with many comfort and convenience features. The higher variants get daytime running lamps and LED taillamps, which make the new Baleno the first Maruti car to offer these modern light fixtures. The top-end variant also gets 16-inch mag wheels. On the inside, the Baleno comes with Suzuki’s 7.0-inch SmartPlay infotainment system that boasts of Apple CarPlay. In terms of safety equipment, the Baleno gets dual front airbags and ABS as standard.

Sigma

  • Airbags (2)
  • ABS with EBD
  • Power Windows (Front)
  • Central locking
  • Tilt steering
  • AC with heater
  • Power Steering
  • Blackened A and B Pillars
  • LED tail lamps
  • Gear shift indicator

Delta (In addition to the Sigma Variant)

  • Rear wash wipe
  • Automatic climate control
  • Electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs
  • Turn indicators mounted on ORVMs
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Steering mounted audio controls
  • Bluetooth support
  • 60:40 Split seat
  • Wheel Covers
  • Keyless entry
  • Power windows (4)
  • CVT (optional)

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Zeta (In addition to the Delta Variant)

  • Telescopic steering
  • Leather wrapped gearknob and steering
  • LED DRLs
  • Auto IRVM
  • Auto headlamps with follow me home function
  • Alloys
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Keyless entry and go
  • Front fog lamps
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Baleno

Alpha (In addition to the Zeta Variant)

  • Projector headlamps
  • Reverse parking camera
  • Vanity lamp (Co-driver)
  • Touch Screen audio with navigation

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Engine Options & Specification

The new Maruti Suzuki Baleno measures 3,995mm in length, 1,745mm in width and is 1,470mm high. In comparison, the Swift measures 3,850mm and is 1,695mm wide. The new Baleno has a boot space of 339 litres. The Baleno is underpinned by an all-new platform that will be also seen underpinning the Maruti YBA/Vitara Brezza compact SUV and the next-generation Swift. For India, the new Baleno is offered with an 84 PS 1.2-litre K-Series, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol and a 75 PS 1.3-litre Multijet, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine. Both these motors come mated to five-speed manual transmissions. Additionally, the petrol engine also offers an optional CVT gearbox. The Diesel motor does not benefit from the recently launched SHVS mini-hybrid tech. As per ARAI, mileage figures have been rated at 21.7 kpl for the petrol variant and 27.39 kpl for the diesel model, which also happens to be the best in class. If rumours are to be believed, Maruti could later bring in Suzuki’s all-new 1.0-litre, turbocharged Boosterjet petrol engine. This 1.0-litre turbo-petrol motor boasts of direct injection and is related to the larger 1.4-litre unit which is most likely to power the China-spec model.

Length x Width x Height 3995x1745x1470 mm
Kerb Weight 890 kg/960 kg
Wheelbase 2520 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm
Boot Space 339 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol/1.3 L diesel
Power 83 bhp/74 bhp
Torque 114 Nm/190 Nm
Top Speed -NA-
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) -NA-
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed MT or CVT (Petrol Only)
Mileage 21.7 kpl/27.39 kpl
Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control
Power Windows Yes (All Four)
Central Locking Yes
Steering Audio Controls Yes
Audio System Yes (Touchscreen for Alpha trim only)
Airbags Yes (2)
ABS Yes

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Promo Video

https://youtu.be/RXs-98AiiSE

The new Baleno features world-class engines, modern styling and offers a sufficiently premium cabin. With the promise of sufficient frugality, space and a long list of features, the new Baleno could become one of the most practical choices in the hatchback market. However, it will go up against some very stiff competition from the likes of the Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and VW Polo. And then there is the possibility of cannibalism within the ranks of Maruti with the Swift on one end and the S-Cross on the other.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. FOR DELTA ONLY CVT VARIENT, DELIVERY WITH CROMIUM FOILER band IN THE REAR LIKE ALPHA EVEN IF U CHARGE EXTRA COSTOF ABOUT 5000 IS OK.
    DRIVING MODE INDICATOR p/R/N/D NOT EASILY VISIBLE BEHIND THE STEERING WHEEL

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