Baleno is Maruti Suzuki’s largest hatchback and is retailed premium Nexa outlets. It available with a choice of petrol and diesel engines–there is a petrol-electric mild hybrid as well. The good-looking Baleno scores well on for practicality with generous interior space and a large boot. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno’s standard 83 Bhp, 1.2-litre petrol engine is peppy, refined and fuel efficient.
Hyundai’s i20 is the main competitor and scores high on fit and finish and features but Baleno claws back the advantage with better fuel efficiency, drive-ability and lower maintenance costs. A used Maruti Baleno is aimed at buyers who have the budget of a (new) entry level hatchback but wish to own a much bigger car, one that gives them a higher social status. For example, while a brand new Maruti Alto K10 will cost about Rs 4.5 lac on-road, the same price can get you a less used 3-4 year old Maruti Baleno easily. BALENO currently costs Rs. 5.59 lakh to Rs. 8.9 lakh on the new car market.
Balen average around Rs 5,00,000 in Delhi-NCR with lower end tending to be around Rs 4,49,000 and upper end tending to be around Rs 5,00,000..So if Baleno is what you are after, then which are the best deals available on the market?
Recommendation #1: Maruti Suzuki Baleno Zeta DDIs 190
Year: 2015 / Kms Driven: 69,710 / List Price: Rs 430,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 741,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 42% to its original price is 4 years old and has done 69,710 Kms. Currently with its second owner, this blue-coloured Baleno comes with a diesel powerplant. The diesel Baleno is extremely fuel efficient although the engine isn’t the most refined in its class. A bit of negotiation should help you get the price down to around Rs. 4 lakh at which point, if you drive your car a lot, you have a very frugal, spacious and reliable car that shouldn’t cost much to own for at at least the next five years.
Recommendation #2: Maruti Suzuki Baleno Delta 1.2 K12
Year: 2017 / Kms Driven: 29,544 / List Price: Rs 450,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 616,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 27% to its original price is 2 years old and has done 29,544 Kms. Currently with its first owner, this white coloured BALENO comes with a petrol powerplant. This is a very rare find…a two year old Baleno with less than 30,000 km odo…so if you are in the market for a used premium hatchback, then grab it before its gone.
Recommendation #3: Maruti Suzuki Baleno Alpha 1.2 K12
Year: 2015 / Kms Driven: 39,955 / List Price: Rs 500,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 701,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 29% to its original price is 4 years old and has done 39,955 Kms. Currently with its first owner, this red coloured Baleno comes with a petrol powerplant. Since the car has run a bit, there is margin for negotiation. Other than that, this is good deal given the variant has a pretty good feature list and should run trouble-free for at least another 5-6 years.