Maruti Suzuki has finally launched the facelifted version of the Baleno in the Indian market. It is sold in four variants, there is Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. Here, we have the Zeta and Alpha variants on the video.
The video is uploaded on YouTube by The Car Show. In the video, he compares both variants. The price difference between both variants is Rs. 90,000. The Zeta variant is priced at Rs. 8.09 lakhs ex-showroom whereas the Alpha variant is priced at Rs. 8.99 lakhs ex-showroom. The Silver Baleno in the video is the Zeta variant and the Blue one is the Alpha variant.
The difference in the front of both the variants is that the Alpha variant misses out on LED fog lamps. The rest of the look stays the same except for the front camera that is mounted beneath the Suzuki logo. Both variants come with LED projector headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps.
On the sides, the Alpha variant gets 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels whereas the Zeta variant gets 16-inch alloy wheels finished in silver colour. Both the variants do get an LED turn indicator on the ORVM, chrome belts lines and chrome door handles. Additionally, the Alpha variant comes with side cameras mounted below the ORVMs for the 360-degree camera. The Alpha variant also comes with UV cut glass. The rear of both variants is the same.
Then the host climbs into the interior of the Baleno. Both variants come with leather and piano black surrounds on the door pads. One of the highlights of the Alpha variant is the heads-up display that shows various vital information to the driver. Then there is the 360-degree parking camera that shows a surround-view of the Baleno.
It also gets a new generation of the touchscreen infotainment system that is larger and gets more features. It also comes with an Arakamys sound system. The Zeta variant on the other hand gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Both do come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The multi-information is a coloured unit on both variants. The Zeta variant comes with auto-dimming IRVM and cruise control. The overall dashboard design of the Alpha variant does look more premium than the Zeta variant because of the larger infotainment system. Moreover, there are quite a few blank buttons on the Zeta variant.
Both come with push-button to start/stop the engine, rear AC vents, charging ports, automatic climate control, audio controls on the steering wheel and keyless entry. A rear armrest is not offered on both variants.
Mechanically, all the variants get the same engine. It is a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine. It produces 90 PS of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque. Gearbox options include a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT.
The Baleno competes against the Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz, Volkswagen Polo, Honda Jazz and Toyota Glanza. The prices of the Baleno starts at Rs. 6.35 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 9.49 lakhs ex-showroom.