Maruti Suzuki Baleno just posted its highest ever sales in the Indian market since its launch. The Baleno is the first-ever premium hatchback from the brand and is the highest selling vehicle in the segment. Maruti Suzuki officially posted that 18,657 units of the vehicle were sold last month, making it the second-best selling vehicle in the market. What are the reasons that make the Baleno such a popular hatchback? Here are six reasons!
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno offers the best of everything and is quite practical. The Baleno measures 3,995mm in length and 1,745mm in width. The wheelbase measures 2,520mm, which gives it a huge cabin space. The Baleno’s rear seats are very roomy that attracts the Indian buyers who often travel with the family in the rear seats. The Baleno also offers a high ground clearance of 165mm, which makes it easy to drive on the pothole filled Indian roads.
Loaded with features
The Baleno comes with a long list of features. Even though the Hyundai Elite i20 leads the pack when it comes to the features, the Baleno itself gets a thick brochure, which is full of useful equipment. The car gets a keyless entry and start, touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, rear parking sensors with camera, audio controls on the steering wheel, automatic climate control, automatic headlamps and follow me lamps and much more. It also gets a digital MID that shows various graphics showing the driving nature and fuel efficiency of the vehicle. All the variants also get standard ABS+EBD and dual airbags. Maruti even offers Suzuki connect with the Nexa vehicles that can be used to track the vehicle and know the status of the equipment in it.
A variant for everyone
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is offered in a wide range of variants that fit every type of buyer out there in the market. There is a petrol manual variant, an automatic petrol CVT variant, a manual diesel variant and even a hot hatchback RS variant for the enthusiasts. The Baleno covers almost all the corners when it comes to the customer needs and demand. It makes it easier for the Baleno to become the first choice of many customers in the market.
The Maruti brand has always been associated with high fuel efficiency figures and the Baleno is no different. The premium hatchback is extremely frugal and the diesel version of the Baleno returns a maximum of 27.39 km/l according to ARAI. It becomes quite affordable to maintain the vehicle. That’s not all, even the petrol version of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno returns a maximum of 21.4 km/l, which is quite high for a petrol-powered premium hatchback. With the high fuel prices, Baleno is much easier to run and maintain.
Customisation right at the dealerships
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is sold through the premium Nexa dealership network of the country. The Baleno comes with a long list of official accessories that can be used to customise the vehicle according to the customer’s choice. The Baleno can be fitted with body kits, body vinyl, alloy wheels and a range of other products that make the vehicle even more premium. All this can be done right at the Maruti Suzuki showroom without worrying about the warranty loss! It is not a major decision-making feature but it sure attracts a lot of customers who want customised rides.
Maruti’s excellent after sales service
Even though the Maruti Suzuki sells the Baleno through the premium Nexa dealerships, the vehicle can be serviced from any of the Maruti Suzuki dealerships across India. Maruti offers the biggest network of service centres in India and there is one every other corner in the country. Maruti Suzuki owners do not have to think while taking their vehicle out on long journeys around the country.