Maruti Suzuki has released a new television commercial for Maruti Suzuki Baleno with Ranveer Singh. With the new TVC, Maruti Suzuki shows Baleno’s peppiness. Ranveer Singh composes a song after he finds inspiration with the Baleno.
Ranveer Singh is the brand ambassador for Maruti Suzuki Nexa and has done promotions for the cars like the Ciaz and the XL6 in the past. Ranveer has done numerous commercials with the Baleno hatchback too. The Baleno remains the best-selling car in the segment. It takes on the likes of the Hyundai i20 and the Tata Altroz.
Maruti Suzuki is due to launch the new version of the Baleno in the Indian market later this year or next year. The last happened in 2019 and since then, Hyundai has launched the all-new i20 in the segment.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno gets powered by two petrol engine options. Both of them are 1.2-litre engines but one is more powerful than the other. The 1.2-litre four-cylinder VTVT petrol engine produces a maximum power of 82 Bhp and 113 Nm. The more powerful DualJet version generates a maximum power of 90 PS but the torque output remains the same.
The Baleno offers a lot of variants that attracts customers with different needs. There are various trims available to buy. Yes, Maruti Suzuki does not offer a diesel engine at the moment but there are two petrol engine options – a 1.2-litre K-Series and a more powerful 1.2-litre DualJet engine. Customers can also choose the CVT automatic variant. There are ample choices and the sales figure show that the discontinuation of diesel did not matter much to the customers.
On the inside, Maruti Baleno gets a very spacious cabin. It gets fabric seats and the upholstery gets a blue and black theme that goes well with the Nexa theme. Maruti Baleno is decently loaded on the inside. It gets a touchscreen infotainment screen, analogue instrument cluster with a digital MID in the centre, multi-function steering wheel, climate control and so on. Maruti Suzuki had launched Baleno in 2015 and ever since then, the manufacturer has made minor cosmetic changes to the hatchback. Baleno was also the first hatchback from Maruti’s line-up to become BS6 compliant. The BS6 version of this hatchback had received cosmetic changes as part of the transition. It now gets a revised front bumper with a bigger lower grille. The design on the front grille is also different from the BS4 model.
In November 2019, Maruti Suzuki sold 18,464 units that became 20,485 units in December. Due to the lockdown, no sales happened in April and then it restarted in May with 1,587 units. Maruti Suzuki sold 19,433 units in September, 21,971 units in October and 17,872 units in November 2020. it remains one of the best-selling cars from the manufacturer in the market.