Maruti Suzuki has launched a new, special edition version of the best selling Baleno hatchback, bang in the middle of this festive season. Called the Baleno Limited Edition, the car gets a bunch of visual changes and feature additions. The Limited Edition car is now available at all NEXA dealerships across the country.
As for changes, the outside of the car get a few subtle changes in the form of front and rear skirting, side skirts and body moulding on the doors. On the inside, the car gets many more features such as black quilted seat covers with carbon fiber finish, 3D floot mats and an illuminated scuff guard. There are a few more accessories on offer with the Limited Edition Baleno, and these include premium cushions, smart key finder, NEXA key ring and premium tissue box.
Maruti is yet to reveal the price of the Limited Edition Baleno. Considering that both the Swift and Ignis hatchbacks have recently received similar ‘limited edition’ versions, it’s likely that the limited edition version of the car will be similar in terms of pricing. So, expect to pay about Rs. 30,000 extra for the new variant. We expect the Baleno Limited Edition to be sold as an accessory kit to be fitted by NEXA dealerships based on customer demand.
As for mechanicals, the car remains unchanged. It’s offered with three engine and three gearbox options. The entry level engine is a 1.2-litre K-Series petrol unit with 82 Bhp-113 Nm. This engine gets a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, while a CVT automatic gearbox is offered as an option. The diesel engine offered on this car is a 1.3-litre, turbocharged Multijet unit with 74 Bhp-190 Nm. A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard with this engine.
Maruti also offers a more powerful, 1-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine on the top-end RS variant of the car. This motor makes 101 Bhp-150 Nm and is paired to a five-speed manual gearbox. The Baleno RS is sold as a high-performance variant in the hatchback line-up. Prices of the Baleno start from Rs. 5.48 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi.