Maruti Baleno facelift could launch in India right after the debut of the 2019 Maruti Wagon R i.e. by the end of this month itself.
Maruti Suzuki is currently gearing up to launch the third generation iteration of the Wagon R hatchback in India. The debut of the same has been scheduled to take place on the 23rd of January this year. However, it seems that this is not the only launch that the Indo-Japanese automaker has lined-up for the first month of this year.
As you must be aware, Maruti Suzuki is currently working on a minor update for its Baleno premium hatchback. A full=production ready unit was spotted recently, indicating that the production of the same is already underway. And that we can expect it to reach showroom floors quite soon. Going by current speculations, it seems that the 2019 Maruti Baleno facelift will make its debut in India during the month of January itself. It is expected to launch in India sometime during the last week of the this month itself.
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The Baleno, despite its launch almost three years back, continues to garner high sales figures for Maruti Suzuki month after month.The demand is such that even today one has to wait for atleast a month, depending upon the colour and variant, before taking delivery for this premium hatchback.
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The Maruti Baleno facelift 2019 will feature minor cosmetic updates. Going by the recently circulated spy shot, it comes with an all-new front bumper design. A reciprocate treatment is expected on the rear bumper as well. Though not confirmed, it is likely that it will also come with a new set of alloy wheels. Other revisions will include the addition of some features and creature comforts.
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The Maruti Baleno facelift currently offers dual airbags along with ABS and EBD and ISOFIX child seat anchorage points as standard across the range. With this update, rear parking sensors, speed alert system as well as seatbelt reminder will also join the list of standard safety features.
The engine specifications of the Maruti Baleno facelift will remain the same as before. The petrol derivatives will retain the same 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder engine paired to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT automatic gearbox. And the diesel engine will get the same 1.3-litre unit paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Prices for the facelifted Baleno could increase in sync with the automaker announcing the same across the portfolio starting January 2019.