The 2019 Maruti Baleno has been launched in India at a starting price of INR 5.45 lakh!
The mid-life update of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno has finally made its debut in India. The bookings for the same were already underway at Maruti’s Nexa dealerships at a token amount of INR 11,000. The new iteration of this premium hatchback now starts at INR 5.45 lakh with the top-spec trim going for INR 8.77 lakh for the petrol CVT (ex-showroom).
|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||–|
Details regarding the variant wise upgrades which the Baleno is going to receive with this mid-life update were leaked last week. Visually, the hatchback is going to get an all-new design for the front bumper. From the base variant onwards, in addition to Dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchorage points, one is going to get rear parking sensors as well as high-speed alert system and seat belt reminder for driver and passenger.
From the Delta variant onwards, you will get LED projector headlamps, a new 2-din audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, automatic climate control, electrically operated outside mirrors among other features. The top-spec variant gets most of the benefits with this upgrade. The Alpha variant will now come with new precision cut alloy wheels, a new Smartplay infotainment system follow-me-home headlamp feature.
Though the cabin layout of the Maruti Baleno facelift remains the same as before, it is now going to get minor cosmetic revisions to enhance the visual appeal. For instance, the air-con control module’s instrumentation now comes with new silver highlights while the seat fabric now comes with a black and blue colour scheme.
The engine specifications of the Maruti Baleno remains identical to the current iteration. The petrol derivative is going to get the same 1.2-litre unit capable of churning out 82 BHP along with 114 Nm of peak torque. The diesel derivative is going to get the same 1.3-litre, DDiS unit which is good for 74 BHP along with 190 Nm of peak torque.
The transmission responsibilities will be taken care of by a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard for both the petrol as well as diesel derivative. The petrol derivative however is also going to get a CVT automatic gearbox. Contrary to expectations, we do not believe that Maruti is going to use its all-new 1.5-litre diesel engine in the facelifted Baleno in the future, neither in the BS-VI or the BS-IV guise.