2018 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Review: A Complete Expert Review

Last Updated: 04-02-2018

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Review

 

The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Baleno is one of the most promising cars from the maker, which is riding on the Indian’s road rapidly, in terms of sales. The premium hatchback was first introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015 and launched in Indian market in the next month October 2015. The car is positioned above the Swift and Maruti Range and till now, the company has sold 2.5 lakh units of Baleno in the Indian market till August 2017. The car has made its position in the automobile market in against to some key players named as Honda Jazz and Hyundai Elite i20. If talking about the price, the Baleno is less expensive than the Elite and Jazz.

Latest Highlights on Maruti Baleno

 

The first month of the 2018 calendar year has end and we finally have the sales reports from car manufacturers in India. SUV market leader Mahindra has announced a total growth of 32 per cent, while Japanese automaker Toyota has registered a total growth of 15 per cent. Maruti Suzuki has got up 5% domestic sales during January 2018 including the sales of Maruti Baleno.

 

“Maruti Suzuki India sold a total of 151,351 units in January 2018, growing 4.8% over the same period last fiscal. This includes 140,600 units sold in the domestic market up 5.0 percent with 10,751 units of exports that have risen by a marginal 2.8 percent. The company had sold a total of 144,396 units in January 2017.”

 

From the July 1, 2017, the GST has been rolled in the tax system. From this, prices of all the variants of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno have been revised.

 

Delhi ex-showroom price: The starting price for this premium hatchback now starts at Rs 5.26 lakh for Sigma petrol trim, as opposed to Rs 5.28 lakh pre-GST. That’s a modest reduction of Rs 2,000. The Alpha diesel now costs Rs 8.43 lakh against the pre-GST price tag of Rs 8.42 lakh.

 

Mumbai ex-showroom price: The hatchback now starts at Rs 5.29 lakh, as opposed to Rs 5.58 lakh pre-GST. That’s a reduction of Rs 29,000. The Alpha diesel trim now costs Rs 8.49 lakh compared to Rs 8.91 lakh before GST. That’s a price drop of Rs 42,000.

 

Do note that prices for insurance are marginally higher, as they are taxed at 18per centinstead of the earlier 15 per cent.

 

Let’s take a complete look on its performance, interior, exterior and other features.

Technical specifications

Maruti Suzuki Baleno diesel spec

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno has made its availability in the country in 10 versions with two motor options, two transmission and two fuel options. Moreover, the petrol version of Baleno houses a 1.2-liter motor which oozes maximum power of 83 BHP 115 Nm of torque, whereas the 1.3-liter diesel version has 75 BHP of power and 190 Nm of torque.

Maruti Baleno Features

maruti baleno review 2017

 

Standards have been given from safety features base variant like Dual Airbags, ABS-EBD. The cars offers clear visibility on the road in night riding as it is equipped with projector headlamps with DRL. There is also an option of UV cut glasses, which it claims is that it can prevent UV rays from coming in the cabin up to 85%. Multi-Information Display is also quite unique here and it can be customized to many features. Apart from this, many features are available such as Tilt & Telescopic Steering, Push Button Start, Reverse Camera, Auto Dimming IRVM.

Maruti Baleno Performance

maruti baleno review 2017

 

With this segment’s car, we expected a diesel engine of 90 bhp, but at the moment, the power of 75 bhp will be available at 1.3 liters of the engine, which has already supplied its capacity in cars like Swift and Dzire. Less power will be available here than competition, but light clutch and linear power delivery also make it suitable for city driving. There is a claim of 27.39 kmpl mileage which can be its major USP. The Japanese automaker has done a excellent job with the Baleno and it does feel smooth to drive and it doesn’t even feel jittery up to speeds of 120km/hr. The performance is very much linear and the throttle response is also good. Drive it in city or on the highway, it is very convenient.

CVT Gearbox

maruti baleno CVT GearBox review 2017

 

With the1.2 liter petrol engine and 5 speed manual gearbox, Maruti’s first car will also have a choice of CVT automatic gearbox. The manual gearbox did not make us smoother, but the performance of CVT not only provides a comfortable ride in the city traffic but it also enjoys running on the highway. But you will also get CVT in the above-mentioned variant and you will have to work without many high end features including Apple Car Play.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Mileage

Maruti Suzuki Baleno mileage

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is lighter than Swift as the company has reduced the weight of the car to make it performance oriented and fuel efficient. The diesel version of Baleno gives a fuel economy of 25 KMPL in the city area and 27 KMPL on the highways. The petrol version returns less fuel economy than the diesel version, as the petrol version gives a mileage of 19 KMPL in the city roads and 21 KMPL on highways.

Baleno Interior Design

 

maruti suzuki baleno Interior

 

The manufacturer has offered plenty of spaces in the car that can be stand out it apart from the crowed. The rear section offers wide room for the passengers’ lags. It features all new refreshing dashboard layout, while the steering mounted functional keys are quite easy to operation the music system, and the mobile connectivity. The Baleno is blessed with dual airbags that are standard in all variants.

 

The Baleno comes with a clutter free and no nonsense design, but there is a con that is its mediocre build quality. All models are featured with all black dashboard with 2-DIN music system and black seats also. Talking about the quality of material that uses in the Baleno, it feels just like the Maruti Swift. The door pads material looks like plasticky.

 

Instrument Panel: The Baleno’s top variant Alpha is loaded with an all new instrument console with a color TFT screen that shows torque/power output and fuel efficiency.

 

Comfort Zone: Now come to its comfortability, Maruti Baleno gets adjustment front seats with proper leg room and enough headroom. There is adequate space for 6-foot person. Rear feat arrangement is also good as its floor is relatively flat and enough shoulder width for two adults and one child.

Maruti Baleno Exterior

 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Review Exterior

 

The Baleno is built around on the lightweight and strong frame to boost the performance and style. The sporty and aerodynamic look have also been the reason to go with this car. The car is quite larger than the Elite i20 and Honda Jazz. The Baleno you can buy with various color options as it is available at seven colors.

Safety components

 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno safety

 

The company has introduced modern generation and standard safety components to keep in competition with the rivals. The braking system of Baleno is taken care by the front disc brake and rear drum brake. It features the same suspension that also doing job in Honda Jazz, Honda Elite i20 and Honda Amaze. The Baleno gets front MacPherson Strut suspension and rear Torsion Beam suspension. To make the braking system more strong, the company has used ABS with EBD (electronic brake distribution) that are standard across all the variants.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Colors and Price

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Colors and Price

Maruti Baleno has been priced at Rs 5.35 lakhs onwards. It is an average exclusive showroom price tag. You can buy this car on EMI that starts at Rs 9,782 only. Petrol Baleno price starts at ₹ 5.35 Lakhs. Diesel Baleno price starts at ₹ 6.52 Lakhs. Baleno comes with 7 color schemes including Ray Blue, Fire Red, Premium Silver, Premium Urban Blue, Autumn Orange, Granite Grey and Pearl Arctic White.

Baleno Pros

  • Excellent design and look.
  • Reasonable or affordable price
  • Dynamic performance and fuel efficiency
  • Large space in the cockpit
  • Standard features like projector headlamps and DRLs

Baleno Cons

  • Lack of rear AC vents.

Maruti Baleno Review in Hindi: Answers of All Your Queries

Being an engineer in Informational Technology, Krishna, is a word that is inspired by the Lord Shri Krishna, believes in the inspection of the latest technology in the real world. Krishna Shekhawat has done his engineering from LIET, Alwar. He started his career with SAGInfotech Pvt Ltd ( Jaipur). He is an enthusiastic about the bikes and cars that are roaming around him. Krishna likes to write about the two-wheelers and other things. His mostly time spend in gaining the knowledge about new things. He wants to demonstrate his powerful word’s empire in front of the world. Apart from this, he is a simple person and has a helping nature.

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24 Comments

  1. Maruti Suzuki Baleno is decent car that has a reasonable price tag.

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  2. The author of post has well described About the baleno.

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  3. Best car with brilliant features from Maruti Suzuki.

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  4. Maruti Suzuki baleno is a affordable car in India.

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  5. Want to sell a baleno zeta
    Contact number 9913215600

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  6. I want to buy minimam budget which is the best

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    • Hello Jagdish ji, Maruti Baleno also comes with a minimum price tag of Rs 5.35 lakhs (Sigma 1.2 variant in 1197cc petrol). Hope, this information will help you.

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  7. It’s a great car…I would go for it and also recommend others to for it..the design and looks are highly appreciated..thanks
    Regards
    Raj Aryan

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  8. Maruti bleano is a nice car in hatchback sigment.
    I have sold my privious car..and thinking to buy new one.
    And this one is pretty in my list. Looks primium and dashing. I would suggest any one to go for this.

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  9. Nice car

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  10. Car’s exterior & interior look, performance, features everything is fantastic……

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  11. Nice post. Your information Very Useful

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  12. Nice content

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  13. Baleno is a superb car in India.

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  14. Outstanding features having very attractive look.

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  15. Can you send Baleno atomatic prise

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    • Hi, you may just check in this post. You will get the price. Apart from this. The Baleno Zeta automatic is priced at Rs 7.47 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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  16. Excellent hatchback with most VFM features. Have been using my Baleno zeta for almost 1 Nd half year and never had issue with anything.

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  17. Nice car more than one year driving

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  18. Nice car

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  19. ?I bought alpha petrol last month awesum performance really luv the car in this segment no one can challenge in this hatch back segment the best of the best BALENO IS ZABARDAST ?

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  20. nice car

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