Maruti Suzuki explains how crumple zones work in the new Baleno

Maruti Suzuki has highlighted the crumple zones in the new Baleno through a social media post. Maruti Suzuki Baleno, which is based on the HEARTECT platform gets two crumple zones at the front and the rear. The picture on the brand’s social media platform reveals how it works.

Maruti Suzuki explains how crumple zones work in the new Baleno


The post says “Maruti Suzuki cars are designed with crumple zones which absorb & disperse as much energy as possible during an impact, minimising impact to the passenger cabin which is designed as the safe zone.

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno gets a crumple zone in the front starting from the bumper to the A-pillar. At the rear, the crumple zone extends from the bumper to the C-pillar of the hatchback. The part from the A-pillar to the C-Pillar is termed a safe zone.

What is a crumple zone?

The crumple zones are designed to crumple down and absorb as much energy as possible during an accident. The safe zone lies between the two crumple zones and it has been designed to remain intact even during extreme crashes and keep the occupants safe. This is the safety philosophy of all Suzuki cars.

The crumple zone is designed to be the first in line to take an impact during an accident. All modern cars have crumple zones and they are designed to crumple easily and absorb the energy during a crash. The energy absorption by the crumple zones ensures the safety of the passengers. The cabin is designed to not crumple easily after an impact. This ensures that the passengers are not crushed after an accident.

2023 Maruti Suzuki available with ESP

Earlier this year, Maruti Suzuki made the ESP feature standard across the variants. The electronic stability program or ESP helps the car to stay in control by controlling the brakes of the wheels individually. The new Baleno also offers as many as six airbags with the top-end variant.

Maruti Suzuki only offers a single-engine option with the new Baleno facelift. The 1.2-litre offers an idle start-stop system with all the variants. It generates a maximum power of 90 PS and a peak torque of 113 Nm. Maruti Suzuki offers the AMT transmission with the Baleno, which is for the first time ever. The brand has, however, removed the CVT transmission.

The new Baleno does not offer a mild-hybrid system even the top-end variant of the car. The new Baleno returns around 22.35 km/l with the manual compared to 23.87 km/l. The AMT variant returns a maximum of 22.94 km/l. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno CVT came with a tested fuel efficiency of 19.56 lkm/l.

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