Maruti Suzuki Baleno

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MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO

INTRODUCTION

The new Baleno is the entry level premium hatchback from Maruti Suzuki, which was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
It comes in 9 variants spread across 4 trims, 3 engine, 2 transmission and 2 fuel options.
The Baleno competes against the likes of the Hyundai Elite i20 and the Honda Jazz, with respect to the specs and features of a premium hatch.

 

 

EXTERIOR

The front fascia of the Baleno sports a black mesh grille and head-lamps with LEDs. This is the only premium hatch to get LEDs in their headlamps. On the side, one can notice rising belt lines for wheel arches, even the pillars are blacked-out and they blend-in with ease. However, the 16 inch alloy wheels look smaller but have a great grip on the road. The rear profile of the car also looks stunning with C-shaped tail-lamp cluster and the integrated rear spoiler gives the car a sporty feel.
But, the build quality is average and the doors close with a dull, hollow sound. Even the panels feel light..

 

 

INTERIOR

The Baleno is loaded with features the next-generation Maruti designed steering wheel, a new instrument cluster along with a TFT screen that shows current fuel efficiency, average fuel efficiency, distance to empty, current torque and power being used.
The Baleno is spacious, on both aspects ? front row and rear row, however it is a bit uncomfortable at the rear as recline is limited. And for a hatch, it has a big boot. With 339 L of capacity, it falls right next to Honda Jazz in this segment.
There are no rear AC vents, but still the cooling is good enough. The Baleno?s ergonomics are quite good, the making the drive a pleasurable experience.
Safety features like ABS and EBD come as standard in all variants of this vehicle.

 

ENGINE, PERFORMANCE, BRAKING & HANDLING

The petrol variant is a 1.2-litre K-Series engine that offers 82bhp of power and comes mated to either a five-speed manual or a CVT (continuously variable transmission). The diesel, on the other hand is a 1.3L DDiS that produces about 75bhp of power and 190Nm of maximum torque. The fuel efficiency of the petrol engine is rated at 21.4 kmpl and that of diesel is rated at 27.39 kmpl.
The ride of the Baleno car is good. But where NVH is taken into account, the engine and tyre noise does enter the cabin at high speeds, which results in poor ride comfort at highway speeds. For city driving, it?s quite good as the suspension absorbs all the bumps with ease, making it a smooth ride. On the other hand, the handling of the Baleno is slightly more evolved than the Swift. The light weighted chassis not only enhances the power and efficiency, but also improves the driving dynamics. The steering wheel too is light and feels comfortable to drive in city. It does weigh up a bit, making it a joy to drive on the highways too

 

 

 

 

 

SAFETY

The Baleno is packed with safety features like dual airbags, front fog lamps, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors/camera, rear defogger, auto dimming IRVM, and it is built on Suzuki?s TECT body design platform.

 

CONCLUSION

The Baleno competes against Hyundai Elite i20 and the Honda Jazz. Overall, it is the cheapest of the three, and the most fuel-efficient, as per ARAI fuel economy ratings. Similarly equipped and equally practical, but is the only one to get a fancy driver information system as part of the instrument cluster. Apart from two shortcomings ? poor ride comfort and worst in class warranty – the Baleno is actually worth buying.

Baleno Summary

Engine 1197 cc
Avg Ex Showroom Price ₹ 5.7 Lakh onwards
Mileage: 21.96 kmpl
Seating Capacity 05
Top Speed 199 KMPH
0-100 Speed Time 11.4 Seconds

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Specifications of Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Engine & Transmission
Engine 1197cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
Engine Type 1.2 L VVT
Fuel Type Petrol
Max Power ([email protected]) 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque ([email protected]) 113 Nm @ 4200 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) 21.01 kmpl
Driving Range 777.37 Km
Drivetrain FWD
Transmission Manual - 5 Gears
Emission Standard BS 6
Dimensions & Weight
Length 3995 mm
Width 1745 mm
Height 1510 mm
Wheelbase 2520 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm
Kerb Weight 865 kg
Capacity
Doors 5 Doors
Seating Capacity 5 Person
No of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Bootspace 339 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 37 litres
Suspensions, Brakes & Steering
Front Suspension MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam
Front Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Type Drum
Minimum Turning Radius 4.9 metres
Steering Type Power assisted (Electric)
Wheels Steel Rims
Spare Wheel Steel
Front Tyres 185 / 65 R15
Rear Tyres 185 / 65 R15

Features of Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Safety

Airbags 2 Airbags (Driver, Passenger)
Child Seat Anchor Points Yes
Seat Belt Warning Yes

Braking & Traction

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Yes
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) Yes
Brake Assist (BA) Yes

Locks & Security

Engine immobilizer Yes
Central Locking With Key
Speed Sensing Door Lock Yes
Child Safety Lock Yes

Comfort & Convenience

Air Conditioner Yes (Manual)
Front AC Single Zone, Common Fan Speed Control
Heater Yes
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors Driver & Co-Driver
Cabin-Boot Access Yes
Anti-glare Mirrors Manual – Internal Only
Parking Sensors Rear
Headlight & Ignition On Reminder Yes
Steering Adjustment Tilt
12V Power Outlets 1

Seats & Upholstery

Driver Seat Adjustment                                                                  6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
Front Passenger Seat

Adjustment

6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
Seat Upholstery Fabric
Rear Passenger Seats Type Bench
Interiors Single Tone
Interior Colours Black
Folding Rear Seat Full
Front Seatback Pockets Yes
Head-rests Front & Rear

Storage

Cup Holders Front Only

Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Front Only
Adjustable ORVM Externally Adjustable
Exterior Door Handles Body Coloured
Interior Door Handles Painted
Door Pockets Front & Rear
Boot-lid Opener Electric Tailgate Release
Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) Body Coloured

Exterior

Body-Coloured Bumpers Yes

Lighting

Headlights Halogen
Tail Lights LED
Cabin Lamps Front and Rear
Headlight Height Adjuster Yes
Lights on Vanity Mirrors Driver & Co-Driver

Entertainment, Information & Communication

Smart Connectivity
Android Auto, Apple Car Play
Integrated (in-dash) Music System
YES
Display
Touch-screen Display
GPS Navigation System
Yes
Speakers 6

Instrumentation

Instrument Cluster Analogue – Digital
Trip Meter Electronic 2 Trips
Clock Digital
Low Fuel Level Warning Yes
Adjustable Cluster Brightness Yes
Tachometer No

Manufacturer Warranty

Warranty (Years) 2
Warranty (Kilometres) 40000

Pros & Cons of Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Pros of Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Stand Out Features

  • Great value for money
  • Spacious cabin
  • Good engine performance

Cons of Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Need Improvement

  • Stiff low speed ride
  • Fit and finish not the best
  • Dated styling

FAQ About Maruti Suzuki Baleno

What is the price of Baleno in Mumbai?

On road price of base variant of Maruti Suzuki Baleno in mumbai is ₹ 5.7 Lakh. On road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

Which car is better between Baleno vs Swift?

Baleno is priced at ₹ 5.7 Lakh. It comes with 1197 cc engine which generates 82 bhp of power & 113 Nm of torque. Whereas, Swift is priced at ₹ 5.19 Lakh, comes with 1197 cc engine which generates 82 bhp of power & 113 Nm of torque.

What is the minimum down payment required/minimum EMI for Baleno?

Yes, Baleno can be financed with a down payment of Rs. 0.57 Lakh. Whereas, the exact minimum down payment amount depends on multiple factors like car’s on-road price, your financial eligibility and loan provider bank’s limitations.

What is the mileage of Baleno?

As per ARAI, the mileage of Baleno is 21.01 kmpl. Real mileage of the vehicle varies depending upon the driving habits. City and highway mileage figures also vary depending upon the road conditions

Is there any exchange offer on Baleno?

There are multiple factors on which exchange value depends. Model year, kms driven, looks, insurances claimed and many such other factors contribute to deciding upon an exchange amount. Hence, to get the best exchange value or offer, we would advise you to get in touch with your nearest Maruti Suzuki showroom.

Things to keep in mind before Buying Maruti Suzuki Baleno

 

When buying a new car in general one must look for things like body panels that are out of line, or load bearing beams that seem to have been damaged. The next thing to check whether the paint is original or it has been repainted, a quick check under concealed plastic panels is a great way to check for unmatched paint. Another thing to check for is underbody rust in humid or sea adjacent areas.

A good way to check if the car has been rear-ended is by checking the boot. Flip open the spare wheel cover and remove the wheel completely. If the car was repaired after an accident the floor will have visible signs as the surface wouldn’t be smooth as it would in an undamaged car.

In the end, always remember to check for complete documentation including service records. Also, do check with the insurance company for any past claims, which will make you aware of the accidents the car has been involved in. Last but not the least, get the car checked from a trusted workshop before closing the deal.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Price List

Baleno Sigma 1.2

1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 21.01 kmpl

₹ 5.7 Lakh
Baleno Delta 1.2

1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 21.01 kmpl

₹ 6.51 Lakh
Baleno Zeta 1.2

1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 21.01 kmpl

₹ 7.08 Lakh
Baleno Delta 1.2 dualjet

1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 23.87 kmpl

₹ 7.4 Lakh
Baleno Alpha 1.2

1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 21.01 kmpl

₹ 7.71 Lakh
Baleno Delta 1.2 AT

1197 cc, Petrol, Automatic (CVT), 19.56 kmpl

₹ 7.83 Lakh
Baleno Zeta 1.2 Dualjet

1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 23.87 kmpl

₹ 7.97 Lakh
 Baleno Zeta 1.2 AT

1197 cc, Petrol, Automatic (CVT), 19.56 kmpl

₹ 8.4 Lakh
Baleno Alpha 1.2 AT

1197 cc, Petrol, Automatic (CVT), 19.56 kmpl

₹ 9.03 Lakh

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Expert Reviews

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Maruti Suzuki Baleno Mileage

19.56
CITY KM/L
21.96
HWY KM/L

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    Kilometers Driven 21.96 kmpl
    Fuel type Petrol
    Engine 1197 cc
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