Maruti Suzuki Baleno has launched in India on 27 January.
The Baleno got a new design for the front bumper. This is sportier looking and gets a larger air dam. There are also two smaller air intakes on either side with upswept ends. There might also be a new alloy wheel design and similarly minor changes to the rear.
Some new feature additions included a shark-fin antenna and the possible addition of a cruise control system.
Mechanically, the Baleno has 1.2-liter petrol and 1.3-liter diesel engine options. The diesel motor puts out 75PS and 190 Nm while the petrol motor makes 84PS/115Nm. A five-speed manual and a CVT are the two transmission options. The Baleno is based on Maruti Suzuki’s Heartect platform.
Expect to pay a slight premium over the current car, around Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000. The current Baleno range starts at Rs 5.38 lakh and goes up to Rs 8.50 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Baleno has been the segment leader since its launch in 2015 and this update will help Maruti Suzuki hold on to its lead. Both its closest rivals, the Hyundai i20 and Honda jazz have received updates since the Baleno has been on sale.
Maruti Baleno’s price starts from Rs. 5.64 lakh and goes up to Rs. 8.96 lakh. The price of the petrol variant of Baleno ranges between Rs. 5.64 lakh to Rs. 8.96 lakh. The starting price of Maruti Baleno Automatic is Rs. 7.77 lakh. Maruti Baleno’s top competitors are Toyota Glanza (price starting at Rs. 6.98 lakh) and Maruti Swift (price starting at Rs. 5.19 lakh). cash the special offers running on Car Loan and drive your dream car home.
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