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Maruti Suzuki Baleno

The Maruti Baleno is the B+ segment hatchback, added the arrogant virtues by Maruti Suzuki such as iconic body, powerful stance and innovative features. In the range of premium hatchbacks, Baleno is the most recent model from Maruti Suzuki and positioned above the current Maruti Suzuki Swift.  It seems to be bigger, stronger and the dynamic new look compared to the B-segment hatchbacks.  The car made by the enhanced protection and the liquid flow design including the dominant styling and highly defined curves. The three key elements, energy wave, synchronization and elegance make the Baleno more powerful, robust and trendy in the global auto market.

The new hatchback is manufactured in India and the company would be started the exportation of the same product (India-made) to the more than 100 global countries from January 2016. It is the opening hatchback to be exported to the Japan market by MSIL, the unit of Japanese car maker, Suzuki and the Baleno expected to be introduced as a Suzuki Baleno in the global countries.  

The hatchback unveiled at the Frankfort Motor Show in September, 2015 and the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The basic versions of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno are Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha, comes with the petrol and diesel fuel options.  The two powerful engines return the ARAI rated best economies 27.39/kmpl on the diesel variants and 21.4kmpl on the petrol versions.  

It is based on the lightweight platform so that it reduced its weight by 100kgs.  It gets the V-shaped grille, LED DRLs, chrome inserts, projector head lamps, the taillamps with LED indicators, front airbags (two), ABS with EBD, Apple CarPlay, as well. With these key points, the Baleno will certainly beat the Hyundai’s Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo and Honda Jazz.  Like the Maruti S-Cross, the Baleno is retailed by the Maruti Suzuki’s NEXA outlets across India.

Engine& Transmission Maruti Baleno Diesel Maruti Baleno Petrol
variants Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha
Engine type & displacement DDiS 200, 1248cc VVT, 1197cc
valve/cylinder configuration 4, DOHC 4, DOHC
Turbocharger/supercharger, turbocharger type Turbocharged, fixed geometry No
Drivetrain Front wheel drive train Front wheel drive train
Cylinders 4, inline 4, inline
Gear transmission 5-speed manual transmission 5-speed manual transmission, CVT automatic
Fuel tank capacity 37 litres 37 litres

 

Performance and Fuel Economy Maruti Baleno Diesel Maruti Baleno Petrol
Maximum power 74 bhp @ 4000 RPM 83 bhp @ 6000 RPM
Maximum torque 190 Nm @ 2000 RPM 115 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel-economy 27.39 kmpl (ARAI rated)
 

21.4 kmpl (ARAI rated)

 

Suspensions, Brakes, Steering, Tyres Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Suspension Front McPherson Strut
Suspension Rear Torsion Beam
Front Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Type Drum
Minimum Turning Radius 4.9 metres
Steering Type Power assisted (Electric)
Wheels Steel Rims
Front Tyres 185 / 65 R15
Rear Tyres 185 / 65 R15

 

Interior Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Interiors Single Tone
Cup holders Front only
Interior Door handles Chrome
Entertainment and Communication Baleno Higher Variants
Integrated Music system yes
Display Touch-screen display
GPS Navigation System, USB Compatibility, AUX compatibility, MP3 Playback, CD Player, iPod Compatibility, Steering mounted controls, Voice command, AM/FM radio, Apple CarPlay Yes
Speakers 4
Bluetooth Compatibility Phone & Audio Streaming

 

Exterior Colours, Dimensions, Weight, Features Maruti Baleno
Colours Fire Red,  Premium Urban Blue, Premium Silver, Autumn Orange, Ray Blue, Silver, Dark Grey
Length 3995mm
Width 1745mm
Height 1500mm
Wheelbase 2520mm
Ground Clearance 170mm
Bumpers Body-coloured
Roof mounted Antenna In higher variants
Headlamps Conventional, Projector (Higher variants)
Automatic  Head Lamps Yes  (Absent in basic version)
Daytime running lights, Front fog lamps Yes (Absent in basic version)
Tail lamps LED

 

Comfort and Convenience Maruti Baleno
Air Conditioner Manual (Basic versions), Automatic climate control (higher versions)
12V Power Outlets 2 (1 in basic version)
Steering adjustment Tilt (Base), Tilt & Telescopic
Keyless Start/ Yes (absent in base)
Parking sensors rear
Parking assist Reverse camera
Anti-glare mirrors Electronic( Manual in basic)
Seat upholstery Fabric
Steering wheel, Gear knob Leather
Heard rests Front & Rear

 

Safety and Security Maruti Baleno
Airbags 2 (Driver & Front passenger)
Anti-lock Braking system (ABS) Yes
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) Yes
Brake Assist (BA) Yes
Engine immobilizer, Speed Sensor Door lock Yes (Absent in base version)
Keyless central locking, Child safety lock Yes (Absent in base version)

 

Warranty Maruti Baleno
Years  2
Kilometres 40,000

 

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