Maruti Suzuki Baleno, which was launched in 2015 with an aim to aggressively capture the premium hatchback segment share in the four-vehicle segment, has successfully turned up to become a high volume vehicle in the market. This spectacular vehicle has grabbed the imagination of the car buyers across age groups and this has allowed the model to carve out a unique niche for itself. Maruti Suzuki Baleno is available in two variants, petrol and diesel, with a starting price of Rs 5.35 lakh and Rs 6.51 lakh, respectively. Reports suggest the Baleno is India’s third largest selling car, after Dzire and the Alto 800.
At the time, when the vehicle managed to win the hearts of riders, we want to inform you about the factors that allowed it to be one of the champions in its segment.
Details to know about the Maruti Baleno:
- Starting Price: Rs 5.35 lakh (petrol variant) and Rs 6.51 lakh (diesel variant).
- Price of top Variants: Rs 8.40 lakh (petrol variant) and Rs 8.49 lakh (diesel variant).
Maruti Baleno, is mainly offered in four variants for both petrol and diesel models - Sigma, Zeta, Delta and Alpha.
The petrol unit is powered by a 1.2-litre engine that generates 84/115Nm, while the diesel unit is powered by a 1.3-litre engine that generates 75PS/190Nm.
Engines of both variants are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission as standard. However, the petrol version is also available in a CVT gearbox.
Fuel efficiency: 21.4kmpl and 27.39kmpl for petrol and diesel respectively.
Other features available in Maruti Suzuki Baleno includes a 7-inch touchscreen SmartPlay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control system, push-button start with smart key, Android Auto and rear parking camera compatibility, electrically foldable ORVMs, a rear parking camera with sensors and automatic projector headlamps with LED DRLs among others.
Being a Nexa products, on the safety front, Baleno offers dual front airbags, ABS with EDB and ISOFIX child seat anchors as standard across the range.