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Maruti Baleno Alpha Automatic (CVT) Launched

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) has started offering an automatic transmission on the top-of-the-line Alpha trim of the petrol-powered Maruti Baleno. The new Maruti Baleno Alpha Automatic model has an ex-showroom price of Rs 8.34 lakh. The automatic transmission in question here is actually a CVT, which was so far being offered only on the mid-level Delta and Zeta trims. The new Alpha AT trim of the Baleno rivals the top-end automatic models of the Honda Jazz and Hyundai Elite i20. This hatchback is being sold thru Maruti’s premium Nexa dealerships. The new Maruti Baleno Alpha Automatic (CVT) model gets high-end features like a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Mirrorlink. The new variant should help this car further enhance its appeal.

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The Maruti Baleno is one of the most popular cars in India today. Recently this upper B-segment hatchback crossed 2-lakh sales mark (since its launch in 2015). Maruti manages to sell an average of 16,000 units of this car every month. The ever burgeoning popularity of this model has translated into a waiting period of up to 6 months in some cases. The company launch the Baleno RS model earlier this year. The Baleno RS comes with the much publicized 1.0-litre Boosterjet Petrol engine. It rivals models like the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI.

Also See- Long Term Review – Maruti Baleno 

Maruti recently slashes prices of this hatchback by up to Rs 13,000. The price cut came at the back of GST implementation, which saw prices of most cars being reduced by a considerable margin. The Baleno range now starts at Rs 5.26 lakh and goes all the way to Rs 8.42 lakh (ex-showroom). Prices of the Baleno RS saw a massive reduction of Rs 32,000, thereby making it considerably better value-for-money. The Maruti Baleno RS now has an ex-showroom price of Rs 8.37 lakh. We drove this car on the Buddh International Circuit. You can read our test drive review by clicking on this hyperlinked text.

Also See – Baleno RS vs Baleno | Baleno RS vs Polo GT

Maruti Baleno Alpha Automatic Price in India

Ex-showroom PriceRs 8,34,052

The new Maruti Baleno Alpha Automatic has gone on sale in at a Pan-India ex-showroom price of Rs 8,34,052. Compared to the Baleno MT, the new CVT-equipped model costs as much as Rs 1.06 lakh more. The Alhpa trim of the Diesel model, which is available with a manual transmission only, costs Rs 8.42 lakh. Thus, the price of the new model gets dangerously close to the Diesel version. However, let’s not forget that the premium gets justified through the added convenience it has on offer.

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Maruti Baleno Alpha Automatic Specifications

Engine Type/ Displacement1.2 L 4-cylinder Naturally Aspirated Petrol
Power83 BHP
Torque114 Nm
Top Speed -NA-
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)-NA-
TransmissionCVT
Mileage21.4 KMPL (ARAI)

The Baleno Petrol gets a K-series 1.2-litre petrol engine that’s known for its brilliant refinement and high fuel efficiency. It outputs a max. power of 83 BHP and a peak torque of 114 Nm. The automatic transmission in question here is actually a CVT, which was so far available only on the Delta and Zeta trims.

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Maruti Baleno Alpha Automatic Features

  • Tilt and 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
  • Projector headlamps
  • Reverse parking camera
  • Vanity lamp (Co-driver)
  • Touch Screen audio with navigation
  • Airbags (2)
  • ABS with EBD
  • Automatic climate control
  • Electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs
  • Turn indicators mounted on ORVMs
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Steering mounted au
  • Keyless Entry

Maruti Baleno Technical Details

Length x Width x Height3995x1745x1470 mm
Kerb Weight890 kg/960 kg
Wheelbase2520 mm
Ground Clearance170 mm
Boot Space339 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.2 L Petrol/1.3 L diesel
Power83 bhp/74 bhp
Torque114 Nm/190 Nm
Top Speed -NA-
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)-NA-
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed MT or CVT (Petrol Only)
Mileage21.7 kpl/27.39 kpl
Air Conditioner TypeAutomatic Climate Control
Power WindowsYes (All Four)
Central LockingYes
Steering Audio ControlsYes
Audio SystemYes (Touchscreen for Alpha trim only)
AirbagsYes (2)
ABSYes

Maruti Baleno Price List

Variants(ex-showroom, Pan India)
Sigma MT PetrolRs 5,26,374
Delta MT PetrolRs 5,97,778
Zeta MT PetrolRs 6,58,272
Alpha MT PetrolRs 7,28,843
Delta CVT PetrolRs 7,02,597
Zeta CVT PetrolRs 7,63,481
Alpha CVT PetrolRs 8,34,052
RS Version PetrolRs 8,37,885
Diesel
Sigma MTRs 6,43,995
Delta MTRs 7,10,091
Zeta MTRs 7,71,325
Alpha MTRs 8,42,766

 

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