The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is a five-seater hatchback, attributed as among the bestselling Maruti Suzuki cars in the country. This indigenous vehicle is available in petrol only. Currently, the second generation of the Baleno is on sale. The current generation debuted in 2022.
This vehicle also has a rebadged iteration, known as the Toyota Glanza. The Glanza has cosmetic changes, along with a few distinctive features. Overall, it’s the same vehicle as the Baleno.
Apart from that, this hatchback takes the likes of the Tata Altroz, Hyundai i20, Citroen C3, and Toyota Glanza. Other alternatives can also include Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Venue, and Maruti Suzuki Fronx, to name a few.
So, if you want a car that boasts good looks, impressive mileage and can serve practicality, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno can be your consideration. Let’s delve into its offerings, then.
P.S: The offerings listed here belong to the top-most variant of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
The current iteration of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, which is a second-generation offering, is based on the Heartect B platform, which also underpins the Maruti Suzuki Fronx, Dzire and Ignis. In addition, the Baleno is positioned between the Dzire and Fronx.
As far as the figures are concerned, this hatchback is available in petrol and CNG. Both versions are powered by the same engine, which is a 1.2-litre VVT petrol engine. This four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine is tuned to churn out 88 bhp at 6000 rpm and 113 Nm of peak torque at 4400 rpm.
In parallel, the CNG version has less engine output. It delivers 76 bhp at 6000 rpm and 98.5 Nm of peak torque at 4300 rpm.
The Baleno CNG price starts from Rs 8.35 lakh (ex-showroom), onwards.
Moreover, the petrol version can either be had with a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT automatic unit. On the other hand, the CNG version is exclusive to the five-speed manual gearbox.
Apart from that, the fuel efficiency of the Baleno is also very impressive. As for the Maruti Suzuki Baleno mileage, it ranges between 22.35 km/l and 30.61 km/kg. All are ARAI-certified mileage figures. Please note that the real-world mileage figure can vary with the engine and transmission combination, local traffic conditions and individuals’ driving styles. To know more about its driveability, you should check out the 2022 Baleno long-term report here.
For your reference, the 2022 Baleno is no different from the 2023 iteration, except for the BS Ph-2 compliance. This new compliance doesn’t have any technical or mechanical difference from the BS6.
Suspensions, Brakes and Tyres
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno has evolved over the years, be it comfort, looks, features or the overall ride quality. All the homegrown vehicles are designed by keeping the conditions of Indian roads in mind.
In addition, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno stands on a standard suspension setup, which is popular among mass-market vehicles. That said, it has a McPherson Strut suspension at the front and a torsion beam suspension at the rear. This Maruti Suzuki cars setup has proven its capability to soak the undulations and bumps from potholes with ease.
Aside from that, the braking duties are taken care of by disc-drum brakes. In addition, the top variant of the Baleno runs on alloy wheels. It has a tyre profile of 195/55 R16.
The spare wheel is of steel.
Given the Baleno price, especially of the top variant, the Alpha AGS, it has a long list of features. That said, this indigenous hatchback is equipped with a fabric upholstery, a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, and a driver armrest with storage. Further, it has power windows (front and rear), electric ORVMs, a rear wiper, an electric tailgate release, cabin lamps (front and rear), and a heads-up display (HUD). This vehicle also boasts a semi-digital instrument cluster in which the tachometer is analogue, while everything is digital.
Apart from that, the top variant of the Baleno has a nine-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (both wireless). It has an in-house brand called SmartPlay Studio. Other notable features include voice command, GPS and navigation system, auxiliary and USB ports, etc.
For a better ownership experience, this vehicle also offers connected car technology. It also has Alexa compatibility. Further, the connected car feature allows the user to access the remote car (lock and unlock) via the app, OTA updates, remote car (light flashing and honking) via the app, geo-fencing, emergency call, live location, last parked location, and other relevant information.
The top variant of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is packed with LED projector lights, LED DRLs, LED taillights, and LED fog lamps. It also gets automatic headlamps. You will also get a headlight height adjuster.
On the safety front, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is equipped with a 360-degree camera view, a reverse camera with rear parking sensors, auto-dimming IRVM, auto headlamps, and a speed-sensing door lock. Further, it has an engine immobiliser, hill hold control, brake assist, ABS with EBD, ESP, and ISOFIX child-seat anchorages. Last, but not least, this hatchback is equipped with six airbags.
Prices and Variants
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is offered in four broad trims: Sigma, Delta, Zeta, and Alpha. It has a total of nine variants. As for the Maruti Suzuki Baleno price, it starts at Rs 6.61 lakh for the base variant, the Sigma Petrol MT, and goes up to Rs 9.88 lakh for the top variant, the Alpha Petrol AMT.
All are ex-showroom prices in Delhi, as of October 2023. Please note that these prices are subject to change without any prior notice to the customer. You can, however, visit the autoX website to access the latest location-based price list for your dream vehicle. For more, visit our website or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. So, stay tuned!