Maruti Baleno comes with premium features like LED Projector headlamps with LED DRLs, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and more such features.
Ths most popular hatchback Baleno from Maruti Suzuki received a massive 23% drop in sales and stands at 13,689 units for June 2019. The car competes with the likes of Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo and Toyota Glanza.
The Baleno recently received BS-VI compliant engines this year which also played an important role in increasing the overall sales. However, the big dip of 23% in sales for June,19 might be due to the recently launched Glanza, which is the rebadging of the Maruti Baleno.
Toyota Glanza looks identical in designing to Maruti Baleno except for the badging and the double-slat chrome grille upfront. The interiors and the infotainment system and the convenience features are just the same as its donor vehicle, Baleno.
What differs in between the two is the price difference and the warranty package they both have to offer individually. The Baleno offers 2 years/40,000 km warranty period while the Glanza provides a standard 3 years/1,00,000 km warranty. Also, Toyota Glanza undercuts the Baleno Zets trim by Rs 65,000.
Maruti Baleno is available in a total of three engine options and two transmission options, a 5-speed MT and a CVT. It gets a 1.2-litre Dualjet engine, a 1.2-litre VVT engine and a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine. Both the petrol engines are BS6 compliant while the diesel still runs on BSIV emission norms.
The 1.2-litre mild-hybrid engine produces a total of 89 bhp with 113 Nm of peak torque while the VVT engine produces 82 bhp and 115 Nm of torque. The diesel engine produces 74 bhp with 190 Nm of peak torque.
Maruti Baleno gets premium features like LED Projector headlamps with LED DRLs, LED tail lights, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and more. The interiors of the Baleno sees a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as connectivity features.
It also gets automatic climate control, keyless entry, multi-information display, start/stop button and more such convenience features. Safety features onboard include dual front airbags, Antilock Braking System with EBD, High-speed alert system, Rear Parking sensors and Seat belt warning come as standard. The prices for the Baleno starts at Rs 5.67 and goes up to Rs 8.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).