Maruti Suzuki is India’s largest car manufacturer. They have a variety of models in their lineup and almost all the products from Maruti are popular in Indian market. Baleno is one such product that has gained buyers attention, ever since it was launched in the market. It is a premium hatchback that competes with cars like Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz, Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo in the segment. Competition has been steadily increasing in this segment and Maruti has now come up with a brand new commercial for the premium hatchback. Prices for Maruti Baleno start from Rs 5.90 lakh, ex-showroom and go up to Rs 9.10 lakh, ex-showroom.
The video has been shared by Maruti Suzuki on their Nexa Experience YouTube channel. The video is named Song of the night and it stars bollywood actor Ranvir Singh who is also the Brand Ambassador for Nexa cars. 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 stable 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.
The video basically shows projector headlamps, LED DRLs (which are available with top-end trim) and other features on the Baleno. The video focuses on the bold looks of the Baleno hatchback. Coming to the side profile, there are chrome garnish seen on the door handles and it also gets 16 inch dual tone alloy wheels that look sporty. The video does not show the interior of the Baleno.
On the inside, Maruti Baleno gets a very spacious cabin. It gets fabric seats and the upholstery gets blue and black theme that goes well with the Nexa theme. Maruti Baleno is decently loaded on the inside. It gets touchscreen infotainment screen, analog instrument cluster with digital MID in the center. multi function steering wheel, climate control and so on. Initially Maruti Baleno was available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The diesel engine used in the Baleno was a 1.3 litre unit sourced from Fiat. That engine was not BS6 compliant due to which Maruti had to discontinue the diesel version. The same engine was used in almost all Maruti cars.
The petrol version of Maruti Baleno is powered by a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates 82 Bhp and 113 Nm of torque. This engine is available with both manual and CVT gearbox options. Suzuki’s mild hybrid system that helps improve the fuel economy is also available with the Baleno. When BS6 emission norms had kicked in, Maruti Suzuki had announced that, they will be concentrating more on Hybrid, petrol and CNG fuel options but, recently Ertiga diesel was spotted testing on our roads. Maruti will be introducing the inhouse developed 1.5 litre diesel engine into the Ertiga and Ciaz initially. There is a possibility that they might start offering diesel engine option on their premium models at a later stage.