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Maruti Suzuki Baleno
|1197cc Petrol, Manual, 21.4 kmpl||₹ 5.34 Lakhs||Check On-Road Price | Get Offers|
|1197cc Petrol, Manual, 21.4 kmpl||₹ 6.06 Lakhs||Check On-Road Price | Get Offers|
|1248cc Diesel, Manual, 27.39 kmpl||₹ 6.53 Lakhs||Check On-Road Price | Get Offers|
|1197cc Petrol, Manual, 21.4 kmpl||₹ 6.67 Lakhs||Check On-Road Price | Get Offers|
|1197cc Petrol, Automatic (CVT), 21.4 kmpl||₹ 7.11 Lakhs||Check On-Road Price | Get Offers|
|1248cc Diesel, Manual, 27.39 kmpl||₹ 7.21 Lakhs||Check On-Road Price | Get Offers|
|1197cc Petrol, Manual, 21.4 kmpl||₹ 7.38 Lakhs||Check On-Road Price | Get Offers|
|1197cc Petrol, Automatic (CVT), 21.4 kmpl||₹ 7.72 Lakhs||Check On-Road Price | Get Offers|
|1248cc Diesel, Manual, 27.39 kmpl||₹ 7.83 Lakhs||Check On-Road Price | Get Offers|
|1197cc Petrol, Automatic (CVT), 21.4 kmpl||₹ 8.43 Lakhs||Check On-Road Price | Get Offers|
|998cc Petrol, Manual, 21.1 kmpl||₹ 8.46 Lakhs||Check On-Road Price | Get Offers|
|1248cc Diesel, Manual, 27.39 kmpl||₹ 8.54 Lakhs||Check On-Road Price | Get Offers|
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Maruti Suzuki Baleno Review
The Baleno is the new B+ segment hatchback from Maruti Suzuki. The compact car is positioned above the Swift in the Maruti Suzuki range, making it their most premium hatchback in India. Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015, the Baleno is a global product that is solely made in India for the domestic as well as global markets.
The Baleno uses Suzuki’s new liquid flow design philosophy to emphaise its exterior. The front of the car gets V-shaped grille, whose lines are extended all the way to the rear, first through the sweptback headlamps and then through the shoulder line. In photos, the design reminds us of the Swift with its similar bonnet size, but up close the car looks different and a lot more premium with LED DRLs, projector headlamps and chrome inserts.
The side view is relatively simple. It gets a sloping rear but it does not make the car look sporty. The rear profile looks pretty with LED tail lamps and extra chrome. Overall, as intended the Baleno appears to be bigger and premium compared to the B-Segment cars.
The cabin looks refreshing with the new dashboard layout. The all-black interior is sporty and there are silver inserts for the dashboard and door trims. There is plenty of space in the cabin for five passengers, also the boot is large at 339 litres.Maruti is offering plenty of features with the Baleno. The top-end model gets touch-screen music system with navigation, rear parking camera and sensors, climate control, engine start-stop button and a detailed instrument cluster with a TFT screen. Also the safety features like ABS-EBD and the front airbags are standard across all variants.
Engine and Performance
The petrol versions of the Baleno are powered by the 1.2-litre K-Series VVT engine developing 83bhp and 115Nm of torque. The fuel efficiency of the engine is officially rated at 21.4kmpl and it is available with a choice of a five-speed manual or the CVT automatic transmission. The diesel engine is the same 1.3-litre multijet from the Swift producing 75bhp and 190Nm of torque. It uses the five-speed manual gearbox and has a claimed fuel efficiency of 27.39kmpl.
The Baleno is based on an all-new platform and despite being bigger than the Swift in dimensions, the car is actually close to 100kg lighter.
Variants and Competition
The Baleno is available in four trims – Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. The Sigma is the base level, while the Alpha variant is the top-spec with all the features. The CVT automatic transmission is available only with the Delta variant of the hatchback.Maruti Suzuki is offering the car in seven colours - ray blue, fire red, met premium silver, autumn orange, premium urban blue, pearl artic white and granite gray. The premium hatchback competes with the Honda Jazz and Hyundai Elite i20 in India.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Colours
Baleno is available/sold in the following colours in India.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Mileage
|Petrol||Automatic (CVT)||21.4 Kmpl|
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Expert Reviews
Maruti Suzuki Baleno User Reviews
Car is lighter than the Maruti 800, build quality very poor, u will feel all the bums and stone on the rood Bata ki chappal is more comfortable, than this baleno don't buy, ride...
Exterior Best Exterior in this price bracket. Howerver the front or back bumber easily squeez even in minor accident, but none the less this could be easy repair even in home. I...
Exterior: The exterior design makes it a beauty in its segment the only con is conventional headlamps in this version which does not suit the overall design of the car. In the sub 4m...
I was almost ready to exchange my Swift 2013 car with this one but after researching it thoroughly and after driving it for few kilometres I changed my mind and postponed until it's...
I bought Baleno alpha 1.2 in September 2017and the next day went long drive 345kms non stop. That was a pleasure drive. AC is awesome can't down the temperature below 26its chilling....
Baleno Specifications Summary
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