Baleno, a premium hatchback from Maruti has been popular since its launch. It has been always way ahead of its competitor Hyundai i20 & Honda Jazz. In order to enjoy huge sales, the Baleno has got a facelift with some minor changes. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno 2019 is priced from 5.45 lakh to 8.77 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Baleno facelift gets improved exterior looks with a new front bumper, 3D design for the grille. Other exterior changes include 16 inch dual tone alloy wheels and LED projector headlights with DRLs (standard from Delta variant). The rear bumper and the tail lights remain unchanged. It also gets parking sensors, seatbelt reminder and speed alert warning as standard across all the variants.
On the inside, it gets a new SmartPlay 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system. It offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Voice command, in built navigation and display for reverse camera. The interior also gets a dual tone black and blue colour scheme. Other features include leather seats, Rain sensing wipers, Automatic headlamps, Rear AC vents and Rear armrest.
The engines remain the same i.e. 1.2 litre (83bhp/115Nm) petrol engine and 1.3 litre (75bhp/190Nm) diesel engine mated to 5 speed manual gearbox. An automatic CVT 5 speed gearbox is also available but in petrol only. The petrol engine claims an average of 21.4 kmpl and diesel engine promises mileage of 27.4 kmpl.
Maruti Suzuki sells more than 10,000 units of Baleno every month through their Nexa dealerships. It is the fastest car to reach the 5 lakh sales mark.
Variant wise prices
Baleno Sigma (P) 5.45 lakh
Baleno Delta (P) 6.16 lakh
Baleno Zeta (P) 6.84 lakh0
Baleno Alpha (P) 7.45 lakh
Baleno Delta A/T 7.48 lakh
Baleno Zeta A/T 8.16 lakh
Baleno Alpha A/T 8.77 lakh
Baleno Sigma (D) 6.60 lakh
Baleno Delta (D) 7.31 lakh
Baleno Zeta (D) 7.99 lakh
Baleno Alpha (D) 8.60 lakh
Following the launch of Baleno facelift, the Baleno RS will also get a facelift soon. Baleno RS will also get only its front bumper changed and on the inside it will get dual tone interiors and the new SmartPlay 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system. The performance hatchback will compete against Fiat Punto Abarth, Tata Tiago JTP and Volkswagen Polo GT TSI.