This car does not require any introduction. Baleno is one of Maruti Suzuki’s biggest hits in India and it explains how well this Indian car understands the buyer. This is the best-selling premium hatchback in India, which sells 15k per month comfortably. It was not needed for Facelift but Maruti has given it so how good is it? Let’s take a complete look on Maruti Suzuki Baleno performance, interior, exterior and other features. Have a look on the Maruti Baleno review 2019.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Technical specifications
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 Suzuki Baleno Features
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 Suzuki Baleno Review: Performance
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.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Review: CVT Gearbox
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
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.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Review: Interior Design
Talk to the exterior features
- Sticker in front
- Rear skirting
- Side skirting
- Body side molding
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 Suzuki Baleno: Apple Car Play
Its the most unique thing is the Apple Car Play. It has been introduced for the first time in a car in India. This is a great option for those who keep the iPhone. It has been integrated with 7-inch touch screen smartplay infotainment system with good sound quality. Once you have synchronized with it, you can take advantage of Apple’s Siri voice control. In addition to calling and music control, text messages can also be given by reply. Apart from this, it can be connected to other smartphones.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Review: Exterior
Talk about the car’s interior
- Carbon highlights
- Black seat cover
- Door cyl guard
- 3D Floor Mat
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.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Ride and Handling
Baleno is built on Suzuki’s new advance platform. Which makes it 10 percent stronger and 100 kg light. If you are convinced of Swift’s handling, then this car will make you happy. We saw this on a very sharp turn, driving in a fast speed and holding on to its road remained superb. Its ride quality does not bother even on very bad roads.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Safety components
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 Price in India
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.
Maruti Baleno 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.
Maruti Baleno 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.
Variant vice price
Petrol manual price
- Sigma Rs 5.45 lakh
- Delta Rs 6.16 lakh
- Zeta costs Rs 6.84 lakh
- Alpha 7.45 lakh
Petrol CVT Price
- Delta 7.48 lakh
- Zeta 8.16 lakh
- Alpha 8.77 lakh
Diesel manual price
- Sigma 6.60 lakh
- Delta Rs 7.31 lakh
- Zeta 7.99 lakh
- Alpha Rs 8.60 lakhs
6 Reasons to buy Maruti Baleno
1. Maruti Suzuki Baleno Mileage
If you have a plan to buy a new car and you are finding the car with great mileage, then your search ends with the YRA Baleno Maruti car as it corresponds exactly to your fuel budget. When you drive Baleno, try to keep the speed between 60 to 80 on the traffic packed road, and from 100 to 120 on the open highway, doing this, you will give good mileage with your car -Applicable, which keeps the engine of your car healthy, too. The stylish all-new premium Maruti Baleno car offers huge benefits on Indian roads
2. Maruti Suzuki Baleno Highest speed
Speed matters! After all, we are going to buy a car, not a bull cart. On the open highway, everyone wants drive car at a good speed because the road is almost open, wide on the roads, and people run the lane according to their desire speed, in such a case, you need a good speed. In the city, average speed is the best according to the traffic conditions. Always go at the speed at which you can control the car. India’s new Baleno Maruti car comes with two engine options that meets your speed needs on highway and city traffic roads.
3. Maruti Suzuki Baleno higher Ground Clearance
Vehicle ground clearance, this means the distance between the road and the lower surface of the car. When it comes to land surface of cars, two types of cars are available, with a lower ground clearance and other land clearance. According to the condition of the road some very modern cars come with adjustable ground clearance features to adjust the height of the car. But such cars are expensive; They are like Audi, BMW, Ferrari etc. If you want to see an example of lower ground clearance car, take a look at Ferrari, and want to see higher, take a look at Hummer.
4. Maruti Suzuki Baleno Engine More Details
When someone buys a used car, the main focus stays on the engine instead of the other features because it affects the car’s performance and future maintenance. Then, when you are going to buy a new car, it is clear to know about the engine specifications. Car King of India, Maruti Suzuki introduced the new premium compact hatch version of Balano with 1.3-liter diesel engine with 1.2 Dualjet engine and Suzuki’s special SHVS lightweight hybrid system. 1.0 liters, turbocharged Boosterjet petrol engine, and 1.4 liter units are currently available in the Chinese and European car markets, unfortunately not in the Indian market, but according to some car experts, India is the world’s leading car market, Hit the Indian roads as soon as possible.
5. Maruti Suzuki Baleno Dimensions Specifications
To fulfill the dream of many car lovers, this hatchback car will come with 1745 mm width, 1470 mm height and 395 mm mm length. That’s not everything. It offers a large wheelbase of 2520mm and 355 liters of boot space, which is capable of storing your travel bag. These dimensions are ideal for any compact car, you can compare it with other compact cars available in Indian car markets. Not only in dimensions, the Maruti Baleno car is also better or better than the other features available in its rivals.
6. Maruti Suzuki Baleno Battery Time
Have you ever noticed some people pulling cars to start in the normal season or especially in the monsoon season. Why is not the car starting? Battery down, it needs to be recharged, or need to be brought into my car mechanic! Behind all the scenes, the battery plays an important role, and that is why Maruti YR Suzuki balano has a powerful battery to help the whole car, which is the weather!
Crash Test of Maruti Baleno, Check How is it Safe?
By seeing the strong passenger safety in cars, the importance of safety testing is increasing everywhere. Customers are also now paying more attention towards the safety features in cars.. Recently Maruti Baleno was gone trough the European NCAP crash test. Baleno has got a 3-star rating in this test.
Crash test was carried forward and side of Baleno. According to the report, the car was damaged in the front offset crash test but its passenger cabin remained stationary. While there is a good driver safety rating during the Full Wear Rigged Barrier Crash Test. Although it was found during the accident, the driver’s chest could be at risk of injury. In case of chest protection it only receives satisfactory points.
During the Side Barrier Crash Test, the results of the security were good, but in the side pole test, points were cut in the safety of the passenger’s head. One reason for this was that the side curtain airbags did not open properly. In a much faster crash test it came to light that due to the accidentally not opening the airbag, the security of the head and chest of the passenger becomes weak in case of an accident. So in this case it was given a satisfactory rating only.
The variants of Baleno’s more safety packs were also tested. The radar brake support feature was provided in it. Because of this, this variant got an additional star. However, the Regular model of Baleno’s got a 3-star safety rating for concern. This model is very similar to the models available in India.
Chevrolet’s Sail sedan recently had a crash test in Latin America. The Sail sedan failed in the crash and it got zero rating. At the same time Toyota’s Fortune and Innova Crysta got 5-star and 4-star ratings in different NCAP crash tests in the case of safety.
Maruti Baleno Competitors
Maruti Baleno gives a tough competition to the Volkswagen Polo, Honda Jazz and Hyundai Elite i20 in the premium hatchback segment.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Colors and New 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.
Maruti 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
Maruti Baleno Cons
- Lack of rear AC vents.
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Maruti Baleno News
Maruti has sold 17,264 units of Baleno in Indian market in the month of March 2019.
2019 Maruti Baleno facelift with Hybrid spotted while testing in India – See the Video
Maruti Suzuki India Limited currently offers smart hybrid technology at Ciaaz, Ertiga and S-Cross. Now the same Baleno is getting ready for the launch of Facelift, which was launched in India earlier this year.
With the Maruti Baleno Hybrid Badge in 2019, spying was conducted in Gurgaon without trial. It was spied on in a Magma Gray color scheme and it appears to be a top fantasy version. Apart from its Smart Hybrid Badge, no other changes have been noticed on the 2019 Balano.
It looks like a production ready variant. Maruti Suzuki Baleno, with a smart hybrid technology, can soon make its place in the company’s showroom. See spy video below.