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2022 Maruti Baleno: Everything we know so far

The Baleno has been the best selling premium hatchback of the Indian market quite a few times. However, now the competition is a lot stiffer with Tata Altroz also competing and Hyundai also launched the new i20. So, Maruti Suzuki has started working on the facelift of the Baleno. The spy shots are already leaked online and according to the media reports, Maruti Suzuki will launch the 2022 Baleno in February next year. Here, is everything we know about the new Baleno.

All-new exterior

2022 Maruti Baleno: Everything we know so far

The exterior of the new-gen Baleno is all new. The front now looks wider but that might be because of the sleeker headlamps and the wider grille. Both of which are all-new. It will still come with LED Daytime Running Lamps and projector units that will also use LEDs.

The front bumper is also new and there is a new fog lamp housing too. The fog lamps are also expected to be LEDs. The garnish that surrounds the grille is now finished in matte black. The side profile has not yet been spotted till now.

2022 Maruti Baleno: Everything we know so far

But we do have a picture of the rear. We can see new LED tail lamps that are sleeker and look more modern. The rear bumper has been redesigned and gets two reflectors. There is a high mounted stop lamp, shark-fin antenna and a rear wiper with a washer.

There will be new alloy wheels also. Overall, the 2022 Baleno looks sharper and meaner. It no longer has curves and flowy design language. The design is refreshing which was important to compete with the rivals.

Redesigned interior

2022 Maruti Baleno: Everything we know so far

The interior will be also all-new. there will be a new dashboard design, a new floating touchscreen infotainment system that will be larger and will come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a new automatic climate control unit, new analogue dials, a slightly redesigned multi-information display and the steering wheel will be a multi-function unit. The upholstery is also expected to be redesigned and Baleno will now also come with cruise control. Maruti can also include light-sensing headlamps and rain-sensing wipers. The infotainment system might also come with connected car technology and embedded SIM.

2022 Maruti Baleno: Everything we know so far

Overall, the cabin will look fresh when compared to the current Baleno. Having said that, Maruti Suzuki will still carry forward a lot of components and there will be a lot of part sharing. The new steering wheel has been lifted from the Swift, the multi-information display will be the same but will come with new graphics and the rest of the knobs and switchgear will be the same.

Engine

There will be no changes to the Baleno’s engine. It will continue to be offered with a 1.2-litre petrol engine. The DualJet engine produces 90 PS of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque and the VVT engine produces 83 PS of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque.

The DualJet version comes with mild-hybrid technology and is offered only with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The VVT engine on the other hand is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic transmission.