First spy images of the 2019 Maruti Baleno facelift reveals the front fascia of the updated iteration of this hatchback set to launch in India this year.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno has been with us for more than three years now and still garnering more sales than its competition and demanding a substantial waiting period. Despite this premium hatchback topping the sales charts for Maruti month after month, in the wake of refreshed offerings from the competition and also in order to keep the product up-to-date, Maruti is soon going to introduce a mid-life update for the Baleno this year.
The 2019 Maruti Baleno facelift is expected to launch in India sometime during the first half this year with minor cosmetic updates and a few additions to its feature list. A new set of spy images curtsey gaadiwaadi.com through a whatsapp group ‘Baleno Owners Club’, confirms the visual changes that this premium hatchback is going to get with its mid-life update.
The said spy images reveals that the 2019 Maruti Baleno facelift comes with an all-new front bumper design. The revision in the aesthetics make the front fascia of the hatchback appear more sporty that the current iteration. It comes with two large fog-lamp housing on either side and one large air-intake in the middle.
The vehicle seen in the images seems to be a lower spec variant as it does not feature fog-lamps. That said, despite being a low-spec trim, the said vehicle does comes with projector units. This means that Maruti could be planning to increase the feature list of Baleno’s lower trims.
Though we still do not have the interior images of the 2019 Maruti Baleno facelift, we can say for sure that the changes inside the cabin will be kept to the minimum. That said, there could be some minor additions when it comes to the car’s feature list.
The engine specifications of the 2019 Maruti Baleno facelift are likely to remain the same as before. It will continue to retail in both petrol as well as diesel engine configurations. The petrol derivative will be powered by a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder, VVT engine churning out 82 BHP of power along with 115 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine is going to be the 1.3-litre, Fiat-sourced, 74 BHP/190 Nm oil-burner. Transmission options will remain the same as before.