The 2019 Maruti Baleno facelift made its debut in India this year. Prices for the updated iteration of this premium hatchback falls in-between the range of INR 5.45 lakh to INR 8.60 lakh. Being a facelift, the hatchback now comes with a slightly altered exterior design, a few additions to its feature list along with a deletion of some of the features. The engine specifications though, remain the same as before. Here is everything that you need to know about this.
|Sigma||INR 5.45 Lakh||INR 6.60 Lakh|
|Delta||INR 6.16 Lakh||INR 7.31 Lakh|
|Zeta||INR 6.84 Lakh||INR 7.99 Lakh|
|Alpha||INR 7.45 Lakh||INR 8.60 Lakh|
|Delta (CVT)||INR 7.48 Lakh||–|
|Zeta (CVT)||INR 8.16 lakh||–|
|Alpha (CVT)||INR 8.77 Lakh||–|
The exterior changes of the Maruti Baleno include a revised bumper. It now comes with vertical housing for the fog-lamps with the air-intake sitting in the middle. Other than this, the car comes with a modified front grille. Also, on the top-end variants, you now get new precision cut alloy wheels which sport a different design in comparison to the older iteration. The rest of the aesthetics of the Baleno remain the same as before. In fact, the hatchback does not get any significant upgrade from its rear end.
The overall layout of the interior elements of the Baleno facelift remains the same as before. That said, Maruti has introduced mild revisions to the central instruments along with updating the upholstery. Replacing the all-black interiors, now you get a blue and black colour scheme for the seats. Similar padding can be seen on the door trims as well. Apart from this, the aesthetics remains the same as before.
The petrol derivative of the new Baleno remain the same as before. It will continue to come with the 1.2-litre, K-Series VVT engine.
This motor produces 83 BHP along with 115 Nm of peak torque. Currently, this premium hatchback comes with a 5-speed manual transmission as standard. Also, petrol derivatives will get a CVT automatic unit.
The diesel derivative of this vehicle, contrary to our expectations will remain the same. it will continue with its 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder BS-IV complain Multi-jet engine sourced from Fiat.
In its current guise, this oil-burner is capable of churning out &4 BHP of power along with 190 Nm of peak torque. It comes as standard with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
As and when Maruti decided to upgrade its engine portfolio to BS-VI compliance, we expect the automaker to debut its in-house developed 1.5-litre diesel engine in the Baleno. We expect this engine to produce somewhere around the mark of 90 BHP of power along with 200 Nm of peak torque.
|Engine||1.2-litre VVT||1.3-litre DDiS|
|Power||83 BHP||74 BHP|
|Torque||113 Nm||190 Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual/AT||5-Speed Manual|
Since the new Baleno is going to get the same petrol engine, it fuel-efficiency figure in the updated avatar will also remain the same. Hence, the petrol derivative of the Baleno is going to give a mileage of around 21.4 km/l.
The current 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine in the Baleno promises to offer a mileage of 27.39 km/l. On the other hand, the new 1.5-litre diesel engine is likely to give a slightly lower mileage of around 26 km/l.
|Engine||1.2-litre VVT||New 1.5-litre|
|Mileage||21.4 km/l||~26 km/l|
The Maruti Baleno facelift 2019 will remain the same in terms of its external dimensions since there is not going to be any alterations with the platform of the vehicle. The same will measure 3,995 mm in length, 1,745 mm in width and 1,510 mm in height. It will have a wheelbase of 2,520 mm while the ground clearance is going to stand at 170 mm. The boot capacity of this vehicle stands at 330-liters.
The new Maruti Baleno will continue to retail through the existing NEXA dealership outlets. Hence, its variant line-up will remain unchanged. Consequently, it will come in the following variants:
Apart from minor revisions in the feature list of the Baleno, it will continue to come with the same list. Maruti could choose to add some new features. These are likely to include cornering headlamps and rain-sensing wipers.
The current iteration of this hatchback comes with standard safety features such as dual-front airbags, Anti-lock braking system, Electronic brake force distribution along with child seat anchorage as standard. With the introduction of the 2019 iteration, the Baleno is going to come with rear parking sensors, speed warning alert as additional standard equipment.
The new Baleno will continue to compete in the premium hatchback segment in India. Hence, it will compete against the likes of Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo, Ford Figo and the Fiat Punto.
|Model||Maruti Baleno Facelift|
|Launch Date||First Quarter 2019|
|Price||INR 5.5 Lakh to INR 8.5 Lakh|
|Fuel||Petrol / Diesel|
|Engine||1.2-litre VVT / 1.5-litre|
|Power||82 BHP / 74 BHP (approx)|
|Torque||114 Nm / 200 NM (approx)|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual/ CVT|
|Mileage||18-19km/l / 20-22 km/l|
|Features||Touchscreen Infotainment System, Auto Climate, Projector headlamps, LED DRLs, Alloy Wheels|
|Safety Features||Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Reverse Parking Sensors, Reverse Parking Camera|