The reincarnation of the Baleno, this time as a hatchback, has proven to be a massive success for Maruti. The 1st premium hatchback from Maruti, the Baleno is available in multiple variants, and there’s something for everyone. We bring you different kind of Balenos that are a perfect fit for the different type of people.
Want safety and premium feel on a tight budget
The Baleno hatchback is pretty loaded when it comes to safety. Maruti provides ABS with EBD as standard across all the variants. The Baleno is also equipped with dual front airbags as standard across variants.
So, if you want a safe premium hatchback but are on a tight budget, the Baleno Petrol and Diesel models, even in their base variants, work quite well. The Baleno Petrol starts at 5.28 lakh rupees, and the diesels start at 6.45 lakh rupees.
Want a spacious petrol hatchback
The Baleno hatchback is quite spacious. The rear seat can accommodate 3 adults without any discomfort. If you are looking for a petrol hatchback in the segment with a good amount of space, look no further. Baleno also offers a maximum boot space of 339 litres, which is second largest in the segment after the Jazz.
Want a frugal diesel premium hatch
The Baleno diesel is powered by the tried and tested 1.3-litre multijet diesel engine. The four-cylinder engine produces a maximum of 74 BHP at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm of maximum torque at 2,000 rpm. The Baleno diesel base variant just weighs 960 kg, making it the lightest diesel hatchback in the segment. The power-to-weight ratio of car makes it much fun to drive around. If you are looking for a premium hatchback that runs on diesel and is fun to drive, this is it!
Want to personalise but do not want to lose warranty
Many owners want to add a taste of their own to the vehicle, however, any modification done on a new car may invite the loss of warranty. The Nexa dealerships of Maruti offer customisation options and the warranty is not void. There is a long list of customisation options from Maruti for both exterior and interiors to modify the car according to your taste.
Maruti offers custom options like LED door sill guard, HUD Navigation, Rear entertainment pack, seat covers and more on the inside. Exterior options include alloy wheels and vinyl wraps of your choice. Minor customisation can quickly change the whole outlook of the vehicle and make it unique.
Want a powerful premium hatchback with a manual gearbox
Maruti recently launched the Baleno RS and it has become the cheapest petrol hot hatchback in the country. The Baleno RS is powered by all-new 1.0-litre Boosterjet 3-cylinder engine. The car gets a maximum of 100 BHP of power and 150 Nm of torque and is mated with a 5-speed manual transmission. It also comes with disc brakes on all the 4 wheels. The Baleno RS also gets new chrome grille, a new front bumper, side skirts and a new rear bumper.
Want a smooth running premium city hatchback
Maruti also offers the automatic gearbox on the Baleno. The Continously Variable Transmission (CVT) is only available only with the petrol engine, on the top-end Zeta and the mid-level Delta variants. The CVT offers smooth gear changes and relaxed driving experience. If you are looking at smooth and easy, premium hatchback for city driving, this is it.