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Maruti Baleno Variants: Maruti Suzuki retails the Baleno via its Nexa chain of showrooms across India. It offers the Baleno BS6 in four variants: base-spec Sigma, mid-spec Delta and Zeta, and top-spec Alpha. Except the base-spec Sigma, all other variants are offered with a CVT gearbox. The mid-spec Delta and Zeta variants are offered with mild-hybrid tech.
Maruti Baleno Price: The Baleno BS6 is priced between Rs 5.63 lakh and Rs 8.96 lakh. The Delta CVT, Zeta CVT, and Alpha CVT (top-spec) variants are priced at Rs 7.76 lakh, Rs 8.33 lakh, and Rs 8.96 lakh respectively. The Delta and Zeta variants with the mild-hybrid tech are priced at Rs 7.33 lakh and Rs 7.89 lakh respectively (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi).
Maruti Baleno Engine, Transmission and Mileage: Maruti offers the Baleno with a BS6 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine (83PS/113Nm) that comes mated to either a 5-speed MT or a CVT gearbox. The hatchback also gets a BS6 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine with mild-hybrid tech that puts out 90PS and 113Nm. It comes paired to a 5-speed MT. Maruti claims a mileage of 21.01kmpl for the petrol-manual variants, while those with the CVT gearbox return 19.56kmpl. On the other hand, the Dualjet petrol mild-hybrid powertrain has a claimed fuel efficiency of 23.87kmpl.
Maruti Baleno Features: Maruti offers the Baleno with LED projector headlamps, a rearview camera, and 16-inch alloy wheels. The Baleno sports a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, auto climate control, push-button stop/start, and passive keyless entry.
Maruti Baleno Safety: It is offered with standard safety features such as rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and dual front airbags across all variants.
Maruti Baleno Rivals: Maruti’s premium hatchback takes on the Its petrol-hybrid variant has no direct rival.
The Baleno is the 2nd car being sold through Maruti’s Nexa dealership network, after the S-Cross. The Baleno has made its world debut in India and is being placed in the sub 4-metre segment. It competes with the front runners of the segment such as the Hyundai Elite i20, VW’s Polo and Honda’s Jazz. The Baleno is on offer with two engine options, a 1.3-litre diesel and a 1.2-litre petrol. The petrol is offered with the choice of a manual or an automatic transmission.
Projector LED headlamps: The only car in its class to get these. Offers better night visibility.
UV Cut Glass: As the name suggest, UV cut glass restricts the amount of UV rays that enter the cabin; keeps the cabin relatively cooler as well.
Speed Alert System: Only car in its class to get this passive safety feature. A speed alert system gives audible warnings when the car goes over 80kmph.