The all-new Maruti Suzuki Baleno has gone live on the brand’s premium Nexa retail network. In fact, the highly awaited hatchback has been previewed on www.nexaexperience.com wherein potential buyers can register for all the impending updates. The new Baleno will officially launch in India on October 26.
Shown first at the recently held Frankfurt Motor Show, the new Baleno is an entirely new model developed for emerging markets like India. The car features Suzuki’s new design language and is a fresh departure from Maruti Suzuki’s existing line-up sold here in India.
The Baleno is being positioned in the premium hatchback segment; thereby one can expect it to be fairly feature-rich. The top-spec variants will come with start-stop button, SAT-NAV, touch-screen music system, rear camera and projector headlights as standard.
Globally, the Baleno will feature Suzuki’s newly developed 1-litre turbocharged petrol engine, however, Maruti Suzuki will continue with the familiar 1.2-litre naturally aspirated K-Series petrol engine as well as a Fiat-derived 1.3-litre turbo diesel engine.
With prices expected to range between Rs 5.30 lakh and Rs 8.25 lakh, the new Baleno will compete with other premium hatchbacks such as the Hyundai Elite i20 and the Honda Jazz.