Maruti Suzuki, India`s leading car manufacturer by market share has finally launched the 2022 Baleno facelift in the country. The premium hatchback is priced from Rs. 6.35 lakh to Rs. 9.49 lakh, ex-showroom. The carmaker is also offering a subscription model for the new Baleno with plans starting from Rs. 13,999 per month.
Interested customers can book the feature loaded premium hatchback for a token amount of Rs. 11,000 by visiting an authorised dealership or by the visiting the brand`s official website. The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno rivals the likes of the Honda Jazz, Tata Altroz and Hyundai i20 in its segment.
Offered in six trim levels the new Baleno comes in Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Zeta (O), Alpha and Alpha (O) which is the top-spec trim. All these trims will be separated into 11 different variants based on the gearbox choices on offer.
Under the hood the new Baleno uses the same tried and tested 1.2 litre DualJet petrol engine which powers the outgoing model. This engine generates 89 hp of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque mated to a 5-speed manual or AMT transmission. The car comes with idle start/stop function for improved fuel efficiency.
Maruti continues to aim for improved mileage in its cars. After launching new generation Celerio last year, which claims to be the most fuel-efficient petrol car in the market, Maruti Suzuki has also improved Baleno’s fuel efficiency. Baleno offers 22.3 kmpl mileage for the manual version and 22.9 kmpl for the automatic variants.
Design wise the new generation Baleno features sharper styling and a more aggressive stance when compared to the outgoing model. The signature NEXWave Grille is the first thing you notice with its redesigned look. It features a new set of LED projector headlights, and three-elements DRLs. The bonnet is much flatter now and it also gets a redesigned bumper.
The new Baleno gets ample amounts of chrome treatment along the window lines. It gets a new set of newly designed 10-spoke precision cut 16-inch alloy wheels which drive the style factor of the new Baleno to a whole new level. Move onto the rear and you will find a new set of LED taillights, and the rear bumper also features some design tweaks.
The company is offering the 2022 Baleno in six colours namely – NEXA Blue, Luxe Beige, Pearl Arctic White, Splendid Silver, Opulent Red and Grandeur Grey.
Major changes on the 2022 Baleno are inside the cabin. The New Age Baleno is more than just good looks. It is comfort reimagined. It gets a state-of-the-art cabin crafted with sleek chrome accentuation with smooth and natural flow lines. Moreover, the Dual-tone Interiors with Piano Black inserts give it a refreshed look. You also get a fast charging port and AC vents for rear passengers.
2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes with new 9-inch digital touchscreen infotainment system, a new digital instrument cluster, new steering wheel and new switches for the climate control.
Some of the feature highlights of the new Baleno are –
- Head Up Display (HUD) for a fascinating and safe drive experience
- 360 View Camera for a comprehensive 3D view of surroundings, enabling safe parking & manoeuvring
In-built next-gen Suzuki Connect Telematics System with 40+ connectivity features including access through Alexa Skill® and compatible smart watch, for an unparalleled experience
All-new 22.86 cm (9”) SmartPlay Pro+ Infotainment system with HD display, “Surround Sense”, powered by ARKAMYS
Incredible Safety: The New Age Baleno is equipped with 20+ safety features like 6 airbags (driver, co-driver, side and curtain), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Hill Hold Assist, ABS with EBD, High Speed Alert System, Driver and Co-Driver seatbelts reminder, LED Fog lamps, Extensive usage of High Tensile & Ultra High Tensile steel.
Powerful Performance: Powered by Advanced K-Series Dual Jet, Dual VVT Engine with Idle Start-Stop technology. Available in 5 speed Manual (MT) and improved Auto Gear Shift (AGS) transmission.
Improved Ride and Handling: All-new suspension, new hydraulic clutch system, 14’’ disc brakes, flat-bottom steering wheel, and improved NVH performance for a comfortable drive experience.
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