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Rs. 5.38 - 8.50 lakh
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Maruti Baleno Colours

  • Ray Blue
  • Premium Silver Metallic
  • Pearl Arctic White
  • Nexa Blue
  • Granite Grey
  • Fire Red
  • Autumn Orange

Latest On Maruti Baleno

An updated version of the Baleno is coming soon. Recently, an image of the Baleno facelift surfaced on the internet. Much like the Brezza, the 2019 Baleno is expected to get very mild updates. This includes a new front bumper with repositioned fog lamps. Maruti could also choose to tweak the design of the alloy wheels and the rear bumper. The interior is expected to remain the same, and so are the engine options. That said, with the update, Maruti Suzuki will add passive safety features to the Baleno in the form of seatbelt reminders and a speed alert system.

Maruti Baleno Mileage

The claimed ARAI mileage for the Maruti Baleno petrol is 21 kmpl, and for the Maruti Baleno diesel is 27 kmpl.

Editor's View of Maruti Baleno

  • Upside

    Price, efficiency, space, features, safety

  • Downside

    Average performance, high NVH

  • Our Verdict

    The Baleno offers good space, efficiency and features but comes with a sub-par set of engines. Buy it for hasslefree Maruti ownership experience

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Maruti Baleno Highlights

Overview

Maruti Suzuki’s Baleno is their most premium hatchback till date. It blends a chic design with spacious interiors and offers peace of mind with tried-and-tested, reliable engine and transmissions. Add the aggressive pricing and the vast dealership network of the brand, and you’ve got a hatch that’s loved by many.

Exterior and Interior

The Baleno was previewed by Suzuki’s iK-2 concept, which first debuted at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. In production form, the essence of the concept has been retained. It follows a ‘Liquid Flo’ design theme as Suzuki likes to call it. This means there are no sharp creases or upright surfaces. Practically, every panel has a rounded appearance to it, and the character lines are subtle. To add some pizzazz, Maruti Suzuki offers bi-xenon projector headlamps, daytime running lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels and LED guide lights in the tail lamps. If you opt for the RS variant, you also get a bodykit, blacked-out wheels and a reworked rear bumper.

Where most of the Baleno’s rivals are opting for a beige-black interior combo to make the cabin feel livelier and more spacious, Maruti Suzuki has chosen a sporty all-black theme. It doesn’t need to make the cabin ‘feel’ spacious, because practically nothing in the segment comes close to offering the same level of room. For a hatchback, it can be termed palatial. It’s that good! Sure, the small windows make you feel cocooned sometimes, but that’s something you’ll learn to live with soon. Boot space, at 339 litres is ample. But, the opening is narrow and high off the ground, so you’ll have to give that lower back a workout to haul big luggage. All the features you’d want are in there too. In the top-spec Alpha variant, you get a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 6-speaker music system, automatic climate control, rear-AC vents and more. Irrespective of the variant you choose, you get dual airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard.

Specifications

With the Baleno, you get to choose between three engine options - a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol (available only in the RS variant), a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre diesel. Maruti’s Fiat-sourced DDiS190 diesel engine has done duty for over a decade now, and in the Baleno, it continues to soldier on. It makes 75PS of power and 190Nm of torque, and comes paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. If you get past the initial turbo lag, this engine can be quite fun too! On the other hand, the four-cylinder K-Series petrol motor is a joy to rev. It makes 83PS/115Nm and is offered with a 5-speed manual as well as a CVT. This is amongst the smoothest, most refined engines on the market and offers great fuel economy as well. The three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine doesn’t feel as sporty as Maruti Suzuki claims it to be. It’s not a significant improvement over the 1.2, but it is fun to drive nonetheless.

Variants

You get to choose between five Baleno variants - Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha and RS. The base variant gets nothing more than the essentials such as manual air-conditioning, and front power windows. It also misses out on a music system, which is why we recommend you skip this altogether. With the Delta, there’s a whole lot of added goodies including automatic climate control, reverse parking sensors, rear washer/wiper, and a four-speaker audio system. Coming to the Zeta, this variant adds in some feel good elements such as alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, push-button start/stop, automatic headlamps and a coloured MID. With the Alpha, you additionally get the 7-inch touchscreen, projector headlamps, daytime running lamps and reverse parking camera. The feature list of the RS variant is identical to that of the Alpha.

Competitors

Ford Figo: The Figo is an all-rounder that does a bit of everything. It’s spacious, is well-equipped and, if you pick the diesel (especially in the S trim) it’s a hoot to drive as well. Did we mention it sips through a pinched straw all the time?

Hyundai Elite i20: The one that has it all! The Elite i20 brings a sense of class and features to this segment like no other. Premium build, loads of kit on offer, looks that turn heads and space for five. What more do ya need, eh?

Volkswagen Polo: Volkswagen’s Polo may not have set the sales charts on fire, but it has its own little fanclub. Primary reasons being the rock-solid build quality inside out, and the fun-to-drive engines in the GT variants. It might seem a bit dated to some, but we aren’t complaining just as yet!

Honda Jazz: With space that would shame a few apartments in Mumbai, the Honda Jazz is a sensible hatch for the practical lot. The engines are refined, equipment levels are on par with its peers and it’s backed up by Honda’s repute of reliability and after sales support.

ZigSays

You can’t really go wrong with the Baleno. It’s loaded, spacious, efficient and can be fun too! We wish for better build quality at certain places and a punchier tune for the diesel motor. Look past that, and it’s a no-nonsense choice!

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Maruti Baleno User Reviews

4.2 /5
(Based on 206 ratings)
  • Mileage
    4.1
  • Performance
    4.2
  • Features & Styling
    4.3
  • Comfort
    4.3
  • Safety
    3.9
  • Maintenance Cost
    4.1
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Amrish_Jha
Amrish_Jha 20 Jan 2019 4.7

It"s a best car in the sigment.

Uses this car for : Family Car
Gets mileage of : 18 kmpl
Rajinder_Jassal
Rajinder_Jassal 19 Jan 2019 5.0

Fabulous clossal fantastic very very very very good at all times and I love it

Uses this car for : Family Car
Gets mileage of : 16 kmpl
ravi_rathour
ravi_rathour 18 Jan 2019 3.7

Overall nice car....but safety is less like wait of car is less...

Uses this car for : Family Car
Gets mileage of : 18 kmpl
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