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Over 1 Lakh Units of Maruti Suzuki Baleno Sold in India

In less than an year’s time, over 1 lakh units of Maruti Suzuki Baleno have been sold in the country. The vehicle was launched in October, 2015.

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October 4, 2016 – Maruti Suzuki India’s first ever premium hatchback, Baleno, is a huge hit in the Indian market. Since its launch in October 2015, over 1 lakh units of the car have been sold in the domestic market. Maruti Baleno was the company’s second product, after the S-Cross, to be sold through MSI’s premium dealership range NEXA. Besides over 1 lakh domestic sales units, the company has exported a total of 33,800 Balenos across the world including Japan and Europe. The Indo-Japanese carmaker has plans to export the car to 100 international markets from India.

Maruti Suzuki’s Executive Director Marketing & Sales, Mr. R S Kalsi, said, “Baleno is one of the big success stories of the Indian auto industry. Baleno carries our new design philosophy and is equipped with several high-end features and technologies like Apple CarPlay that have attracted young customers. Our engineers have ensured that built on an innovative new platform, Baleno offers superior ride and handling, besides best-in-class fuel efficiency. Safety features like dual airbags and ABS with EBD are standard in Baleno – another first for this segment. It is truly a symbol of Make-in-India.”

Rise in demand for the Baleno has also resulted into increase in its waiting period. Some of its variants currently hold the waiting period of over 6 months. In a bid to deliver maximum vehicles during the festive season and bring down the overall waiting period, the company has optimised its production.

Maruti Suzuki will start its new production facility in Sanand, Gujarat in the first quarter of 2017. The Baleno will be the first product to be manufactured in this facility. If reports are to be believed, the petrol version of the premium hatchback contributes around 70 per cent in the total sales.

Also Read – Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Coming This Festive Season

The Indo-Japanese carmaker recently introduced an automatic transmission on the Maruti Baleno Zeta petrol variant. Priced at Rs. 7.47 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Maruti Baleno Zeta petrol comes as an option for buyers who want hassle-free city drivability with additional comfort of the hatchback’s top-variant. Now, the automatic transmission (CVT) options are available on Delta and Zeta trims of the Baleno petrol.

Maruti Baleno Price in India

Variants Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Sigma Petrol (MT) Rs. 5.24 lakh
Delta Petrol (MT) Rs. 5.90 lakh
Delta Petrol CVT Rs. 6.96 lakh
Zeta Petrol (MT) Rs. 6.50 lakh
Zeta Petrol (AT) Rs. 7.57 lakh
Alpha Petrol (MT) Rs. 7.21 lakh
Sigma Diesel (MT) Rs. 6.36 lakh
Delta Diesel (MT) Rs. 7.02 lakh
Zeta Diesel (MT) Rs. 7.63 lakh
Alpha Diesel (MT) Rs. 8.35 lakh

Maruti Baleno Specifications

Engine 1.2-liter VVT petrol
Maximum Power 84bhp @ 6,000 rpm
Maximum  Torque 115 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Engine 1.3-liter DDiS diesel
Maximum Power 73.9bhp @ 4,000 rpm
Maximum  Torque 190 Nm @ 2,000 rpm
Transmission 5-speed Manual & CVT

The Maruti Baleno 2016 comes with both petrol and diesel engine options. Power for the Baleno petrol comes from a 1.2 litre, K-Series, DOHC petrol engine that develops 83bhp at 6000rpm and 115Nm of torque at 4000rpm. On the other hand, the diesel variants feature the Fiat-sourced, 1.3 litre multijet engine. This powertrain develops 74bhp at 4000rpm and 190 Nm at 2000rpm.  A 5-speed manual transmission comes as standard, while a CVT automatic is available only with the Delta and Zeta petrol variants.

Maruti Baleno Mileage

Variant Mileage
Petrol 21.4kmpl
Diesel 27.39kmpl

The ARAI-certified mileage figure for the Baleno petrol is 21.4kmpl, while the diesel version returns 27.39kmpl. This not only makes it the most fuel-efficient car in its league, but also one of the highest mileage-giving cars in the country currently.

Colours

The Maruti Baleno comes in a choice of 7 colour schemes – Fire Red, Premium Urban Blue, Premium Silver, Autumn Orange, Ray Blue, Pearl Arctic white and Granite Grey.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Images: Gallery

Also Read: Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Variant-Wise Features

Sigma: Gear shift indicator, front power windows, tilt steering, central locking, dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)

Delta (+ Sigma Features) : Electrically-adjustable and folding wing mirrors with turn signals, Bluetooth, automatic AC, rear wiper and defogger, steering mounted audio controls, power windows for all doors, 60:40 split seat, rear parking sensors, keyless entry, and an optional CVT variant

Zeta (+Delta Features) : Automatic day/night internal rear view mirror, foglights, alloy wheels, UV-cut glass, telescopic steering, automatic headlights with follow-me home, height-adjustable driver seat, leather-wrapped steering and gear knob and keyless entry and go

Alpha (+Zeta Features) : Projector headlights, touchscreen SmartPlay system, reverse parking camera, LED daytime running lights

Rivals

While the base model of the Maruti Baleno is priced at Rs. 5.24 lakh, the top-end variant costs Rs. 8.35 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Being up to Rs. 40,000 cheaper than its competitors, Maruti’s premium hatchback rivals the Honda Jazz, Hyundai Elite i20 and Volkswagen Polo.

Honda Jazz – Rs 5.5 to 8.93 lakh

Hyundai Elite i20 – Rs 5.54 to 8.80 lakh

Volkswagen Polo – Rs 5.38 to 9.09 lakh

Maruti Baleno rear view

Exterior Styling

Based on Suzuki’s new-generation platform, Maruti Suzuki’s all-new hatchback is light yet stiff. The premium hatchback looks largely similar to the iK-2 concept, which was first unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Upfront, the Maruti Baleno features a V-shaped grille tinted by a strip of chrome which runs into the swept-back head-lamp units. Under the grille lies a sporty looking sculpted front-bumper and projector headlights with follow-me-home. The car has electric folding ORVMs with turn indicators, chrome door handles and alloy wheels.

Features like projector headlamps, LED daytime running lamps and 16-inch alloys with 195/55 R16 tyres are exclusively offered on the top-ranging model of the hatchback. Whereas, the lower variants are fitted with 15-inch wheels and 185/65 R15 front and rear tyres. Other design highlights include a sloping roof, wraparound windows, and a sporty rear. With 3995mm length, 1745mm width and 1500mm height, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is a bigger hatch than the Swift. It has a wheelbase of 2,520mm. With a ground clearance of 170mm, the hatchback is claimed to tackle all sorts of Indian terrains.

Interior 

Since the Maruti Baleno is positioned above the Swift, it is more feature-rich, spacious and upmarket than its sibling. The neatly-designed dashboard and silver accents on the centre console give it a premium feel. The car’s top-end petrol and diesel variants come with the first-in-class 7-inch SmartPlay infotainment system – Apple CarPlay. While the base variant is devoid of Apple CarPlay or TFT cluster, touchscreen display, chrome handles, DRLs and alloy wheels. The Baleno is one of the well-equipped cars in its segment that comes loaded with remote keyless entry, front/rear power windows, auto-up power window for driver, telescopic steering with tilt function, adjustable head rests in front/rear, automatic AC, height adjuster for driver’s seat, socket in front/rear and push start/stop with smart key.

Maruti Baleno boot area The Maruti Baleno offers a boot capacity of 339-liters.

The cabin of Maruti Baleno is well illuminated. It has multi-information speedometer display with colour TFT. Thanks to its 2520mm wheelbase, the vehicle offers quite a spacious cabin to all 5 occupants. The thigh support is good and there is plenty of leg room for the passengers seated at the back. The presence of contemporary features has made other things looks go away with which Maruti has made some compromise like buttons with ordinary plastic material. With a boot size of 339 litre, the hatchback offers plenty of space to carry luggages.

Safety Features

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes with a host of safety features such as dual airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), anti-theft security system, front disc brakes, dual horn, headlamp leveling, front seat-belt pre-tensioners and force limiters and driver seat belt reminder. So it’s a good news for people who always had a problem with Maruti Suzuki cars not coming with enough standard safety features. Just so you know, both of its closest rivals – Hyundai Elite i20 and Honda Jazz – don’t offer these features as standard. The Baleno’s top-model, additionally, gets reverse parking sensor, reverse parking camera, rear defogger, front fog lamps, auto headlamps, auto diming IRVM, rear wiper and washer and rear defogger.

Other Details

Dimensions

Length (mm) 3995
Width (mm) 1745
Height(mm) 1500
Wheelbase (mm) 2520
Ground Clearance (mm) 170
Kerb Weight (kg) 880 (petrol) – 970 (diesel)
Seating Capacity 5 passengers
Boot Space 339-litre
Turning radius 4.9 metre
Fuel capacity 37-litres

Suspension System
Front – McPherson strut
Rear – Torsion beam

Tyre Size – 185 / 65 R15

Maruti Baleno tail lamp

Maruti Baleno Pros & Cons

Things you will like:

  • Plenty of space
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Feature loaded interior

Things you won’t:

  • Quality of plastic
  • Alloy wheel design no up to the mark

Maruti Baleno Accessories List

Though this premium hatchback is already a good looking car, the company is offering several accessories to further enhance its look. Here’s a complete list of accessories –

Exterior
• ORVM garnish
• Roof luggage carrier
• Mud flap
• Alloy wheels
• Door visor
• Underbody spoiler – front, side and rear

Interior
• Front armrest cushions
• Mobile charger
• Seat covers
• Floor mats

Infotainment
• Head Up Display
• Garmin Navigation Device 5-inch (2568 – LM and 2567 – LM models)
• Garmin Navigation Device NUVI series (4.3-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch models)
• Kenwood, JVC and XAV music players
• ECX, ESX, HCX and HSK speakers and sub-woofers
• HCP amplifiers
• Car handsfree kits 104, 211, 311 and 414 models

Safety
• Gear lock
• Child seat small and big

Lifestyle
• Xtreme vision halogen bulb
• Interior light kit
• Mobile holder
• Power socket in luggage room
• Glovebox lamp
• USB charger
• Cushions
• Multipurpose safety tool
• Cool/Warm box – 8 litres



 

COMMENTS
  1. Akhil
    October 25, 2015

    Over priced

  2. samar
    December 25, 2015

    can we add apple car play and voice command system to Delta 1.2 model.

  3. Praveen Joshi
    February 6, 2016

    Interior plastic used is very soft & easily scratched by child’s it may be of good quality .

  4. Ani
    February 20, 2016

    Don’t go for Maruti Suzuki wastage of money, they always keep the price high enough and company provide poor quality materials, some it is well said that …buy Maruti car only for servicing.

  5. Sobhan kumar
    March 10, 2016

    Thank u for ur illustration, i read all ur specification very exelant technology. I like selective colour also.

  6. rohit Kumar
    March 27, 2016

    Maruti baleno delivery is very. Poor

  7. Anil K. Chimurkar
    March 28, 2016

    sir,
    I wants to purchase a basic model of Maroti Baleno by exchange my three years old hundai Eon basic delite model.

  8. Rajesh Retnakar
    March 30, 2016

    Thanks for the info. Already made a booking

  9. Virendra sahu
    April 9, 2016

    It’s better than old baleno …………….excellent body n interior work

  10. deepak daksh
    April 14, 2016

    Best car baleno

  11. deepak daksh
    April 14, 2016

    My favourite car.

  12. PRASANNA KUMAR NATH
    April 21, 2016

    Mr.BALENO is my small brother, he is always with me. He is very beautiful & sexy.

  13. sandip
    May 1, 2016

    I booked baleno delta petrol model on 17april 2016,what is the waiting period

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      May 2, 2016

      Hi Sandip

      The Baleno Delta variant comes with a waiting period of around 4 to 6 months.

  14. babukhanpathan
    May 14, 2016

    Nice car

  15. Anpin
    June 2, 2016

    I like maruti suzuki baleno rs

  16. Subodh Kumar satpathy
    June 23, 2016

    In all respects BALENO is spectacularly a very good car.i own one. FIRE RED ALPHA, the TOOST VARIANT….

  17. Srinivas goud
    June 27, 2016

    What is the wating perioud delta diseal model

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 29, 2016

      The waiting period varies from region to region and model to model. For Delta diesel, it should be between 4 to 6 months.

  18. DINESH SHAHARE
    December 21, 2016

    baleno is very.dashing and very well made.

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