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Maruti Suzuki Baleno 2015-2022

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Rs. 5.90 Lakh
Discontinued Model since 22 Feb 2022

About Maruti Baleno 2015-2022

Maruti Suzuki’s premium hatchback is now BSVI compliant, but only in the petrol variants. The Baleno is now available with two BSVI petrol engines, both 1.2-litre units. One is an updated version of the earlier K-Series VVT unit, the other is an all-new DualJet unit with Smart Hybrid technology. The Baleno DualJet has a claimed fuel efficiency of 23.87kmpl! The Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine has not been made BSVI compliant though, it may be replaced by Maruti's new 1.5-litre diesel engine or discontinued altogether after Apil 2020. Apart from the new BSVI powertrains, the Baleno remains the same as before. The facelift it received back in January 2019 gave it a sportier look overall while retaining its strengths of a spacious cabin and loaded feature list.

Maruti Baleno 2015-2022 Overview

Maruti Suzuki has teased the 2022 Baleno, yet again, revealing a bigger 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system (from current model’s 7-inch unit), and Arkamys-tuned audio system. Other cabin highlights will include a head-up display, connected car tech and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The facelifted hatchback will come with the existing model’s 90PS 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine, with a mild-hybrid system. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual as standard and probably an optional CVT (for the Dualjet unit). It will likely be offered in four trims: Sigma, Delta, Zeta, and Alpha.

We expect Maruti Suzuki to price the 2022 Baleno at a premium over the current model, which retails from Rs 6.14 lakh to Rs 9.66 lakh (ex-showroom). The facelifted hatchback will renew its rivalry with the Hyundai i20, Toyota Glanza, Tata Altroz, Honda Jazz, and Volkswagen Polo.

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Q. Confused between Amaze and Baleno?
  • Both the cars are good in their forte. The Honda Amaze scores well in most departments: - a punchy diesel motor, sedan-like comfort, and a well-loaded practical cabin. The weak link has to be its petrol engine, which is extremely refined and just about acceptable for city commutes but not for spirited driving. If you want a more exciting petrol sedan, you might want to look at the Aura’s turbo-petrol or, even the Dzire petrol. On the other hand, If you are looking for a hatchback that ticks a lot of boxes, the Baleno is a great option. There's plenty of features, efficient engine options and more space than a number of more expensive sedans. For a better understanding of compatibility and driving comfort, we would suggest you to take a test drive. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership.Read more -Honda Amaze Facelift First Drive - Changes Make It A Better Sedan?.
Q. What is the crash test rating?
Q. My budget is 10 Lakhs, I'm confused between, i20, Baleno, Polo, Altroz and Ignis? My priority is a car to learn and that car should give me confidence with moderate safety features.
  • Selecting the right car would depend on certain factors such as your budget, features required, brand preference, comfort, cabin space, etc. As per your requirements, we would suggest you go for Polo. It still manages to do a lot right though in terms of solid build quality, strong set of essential features as standard and adds on top of that, great performance and a delightful driving experience. Moreover, we would suggest you take a test drive for a better understanding of performance and driving comfort. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership.
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Q. I am planning to buy car first time. Please guid me which one Baleno, Altroz or Swift is a good option. My daily running will be 80 KM. Priority is safety first and comfortable.
  • If you are not an experienced driver, go for a compact, comfortable & Dependable car, preferably swift diesel or petrol.If you are inexperienced driver but have the confidence or you are experienced driver go for a compact suv, Brezza, or kia seltos or a Nexon.
  • I want to buy my first car.. Confused between altroz and swift... People say tata is not good after using 1000 to 3000km... Please give me some suggestions
  • Buy toyata glanzag smart hybridbest Variant and cheaper than baleno of that variantsi too having glanza g smart hybrid
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Q. Is Tata Nexon comfortable for a person of 6 feet in height? The Driver seat height adjustment feature is only available in XZ, XZ+ & XZA+ models. Is the lack of this feature in other variants like XMA will have an issue when a tall person is sitting in the driver's seat? Also, is this a better First car as compared to Maruti Baleno?
  • I am 5'11'. After researching Nexon, Tiago, altroz. I decided to buy altroz. I felt headroom issues with Nexon xm and Tiago. Also comfortability of driver seat is congested in tiago and Nexon. Altroz has both leg room and headroom for driver seat along with spacious driver cabin. Additionally I felt driving stability of altroz is unmatchable. Only drawback I saw with altroz is its petrol engine. However since I am owing car first time, I am fine with car that drives at 100 speed on highway.
  • I am also 6 feet tall. I am proud owner of tata tiago. I feel little lack of leg space, mainly while in traffic jams. I want to try nixon and replace my tiago with it. If anyone can guide?
  • Well yes, if you think of Baleno and Nexon for a 6ft guy, definitely Nexon is better.And for a comfortable drive position, you need to take a test drive. Go n drive and get to know which is more comfortable.
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Q. I am confused between Swift and Baleno which one is better one to buy also wanted to know weather I should buy petrol or diesel engine car
  • Don't purchase baleno, less power and very lighter , instead of swift , because it have 15 - 16 inch tyre which width is more than swift tyre which cause initial lagging in performance due to more frictions produced by 4 tyres , and due to more ground clearance than swift it also have some bodyroll which makes car unstable at high speed and while breaking, only costemic car , don't buy, purchased dzire or swift instead of baleno, the cost of baleno is also very high compare to swift
  • First of all how much running your daily with car ? If your running less than 50- 100 km daily I suggest you to buy petrol engine. That was low maintenance coast as compared to Diesel engines. And baleno is good looking and also good in style.
  • Baleno is more spacious than Swift.Also ground clearance of Baleno is more than Swift.Baleno is also more suitable for Taller persons above 5'7" height.
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Maruti Baleno 2015-2022 User Reviews

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  • Comfort (118)
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  • Maintenance (35)
  • Experience (31)
  • Service (29)
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  • Lovely car

    Lovely car, Give you afeel of realiable and good sedan

  • 3.3
    Light build

    Baleno delta 1.2 (p), Dec.2015 - performance is as expected of a light car.Picks up speed fairly quickly and does not feel underpowered.I have driven around 94000 odd kilometres and the performance is still good.Over 3000 rpm the engine has a nice sporty note.Engine is still very smooth and quiet at idle.Handling is a notch below the swift but holds well at upto 120kph.The engine is not meant for whipping and will feel strained above 110kph.For highway runs, The sweet spot is 80-105kph.Mileage is fantastic and even with ac i am able to achieve 16-17kpl (tankful method) in the city.Highway mileage is over 21kpl.Build quality is poor, Both inside and outside.Interior trim on doors has started to come off.Picks up dents very easily and though i have done many highway trips, The feeling of safety is elusive on account of the light build.There is some rattling now from the dashboard.My alto from 2009 felt better built.However, None of the electricals have failed at any point of time, Which is a nice surprise.The features are par for the course at the time it was launched.So no complaints there.Everything is still working as it should.The music system is average and gets the job done.It will not please audiophiles.There should have been an engine cover below the engine atleast to protect from flying stones.Although the car was marketed as a premium vehicle through nexa, The quality of plastics belies the same.But it is not something one cannot live with.Ride comfort is average.Suspension, Especially at the back is on the harder side.But ac does a good job.Nvh levels at highway speeds are high due to thin glass panels and thin sheet metal.The space in the car is very good and legroom, Shoulder room at the back is at times better than cars from a category above.Though the boot is not massive, I have found it to be good for a week's worth of luggage out on the road for 3-4 persons.It is very convenient to live with as a city runabout and i find that it strikes a very good balance of space, Practicality, Efficiency and performance.Can handle the occasional highway jaunt.The maruti after sales service is not cheap anymore.However, So far my experience with the service centre has been more than satisfactory and they do pay attention to the car, Even though its over 6 years old now.Best: efficiency, Spaceworst: build quality.

  • 4.0
    Baleno offers

    It is a good car. I have been driving the Baleno Delta petrol manual version in Lucknow for more than 5 years. It is good to drive although I would have loved to own the RS version that came later. Nevertheless, Baleno for me was a good change over after having driven the Wagon R LXi for 14 years. Baleno offers a good experience both in the city and on the long route. In the city, it has a peppy drive, comfortable temp control and returns a mileage of 12 kmpl in summer with a/c and 13 to 14kmpl in winter. I think this return is manageable considering its 1197 cc in 4 cylinders. On long routes, it returns 16 to 17 kmpl with a/c. It handles well on long routes and I have comfortably done 800 kms in 14 hours. No problems at all!! All mechanics, systems worked very well even in extreme conditions and cobbled roads. Comfort-wise, it's a very good car. Personally, I feel the driver seating position could be a little firmer and raised. That's probably because of having driven dp540 and Wagon R. The build seems somewhat flimsy and safety becomes a concern at high speeds on long routes. The noise vibration and harshness are pretty low but tyre noise seeps in at high speeds and especially on long routes. It becomes noticeable. After-sales must improve. You are on your toes when the service takes place as the persons doing the job handle the car roughly and I have ended up with a dent on the dicky. It's a low maintenance car and any way Maruti scores on low-cost maintenance. Overall as I have said, It's a sweet thing and more so at the price.

  • 4.3
    Pretty easy

    This is my first ever Car. I've been driving Delta variant and the experience is amazing. The only obstacle was running over potholes that could be easily felt. The car is light weighted within this range as compared to I-20 which is why it shakes a little when it's running over 80 or 100kpmh. Overall experience is smooth. Features and other alerts are good. Handling is pretty easy, speakers are normal. Dent is really common with maruti cars because of its average built quality though it doesn't give you that feel at all. Baleno gives you equal comfort and styling inside out. Dashboard looks cool and adjustable stearing is an add on. Spacious leg room. The design is apt at this price. I myself have opted for Baleno over swift and I20. Price is the major factor that beats I20 the difference is over 1lac with similar offerings.

  • We bought baleno zeta in

    We bought baleno zeta in 2020.The car is good for city drives.If we compare it with village roads than it is little bit disappointable.The cabin is so spacious.Engine is very smooth.+pickup is also nice.Build quality is so weak if we compare in this segment cars.Suspension is hard as compared to i20 and altroz.I usually drive on village roads so the vibrations are disturbing.Paint quality is between poor and good.Seat is comfortable for long drives.After sale service is so good as compared to others.The service advisors satisfy us with their work.Plus no extra adding of costs unnecessarily.Overall a good car for city drives.Mileage is good im getting around 16-19 on village roads.


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Performance for the people? Is Maruti Suzuki’s Baleno RS the car that could widen the appeal of performance cars in India? We take it out for a spin at the BIC to find out if it's really the hot hatch to do the trick

March 5, 2017  By Jagdev Kalsi

We were all praise for Maruti’s new premium hatchback after the first drive. But can the Baleno unseat the best-selling Elite i20 from its lofty perch in the premium hatchback segment?

November 12, 2015  By Abhay Verma Photography: Eshan Shetty

Maruti turns the heat on Hyundai’s blockbuster Elite i20 with the brand new Baleno hatchback. This time round the well packaged Maruti Suzuki Baleno seems ready for the job at hand

October 14, 2015  By Sarmad Kadiri Photography: Eshan Shetty
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