Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., India's major commuter car company launched the Maruti Suzuki Baleno as its first step into the luxury segment. Unveiled globally in the year 1995 as Suzuki’s first compact car, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is an Indian version of a popular Suzuki car. After its world-wide success, in the year 1999 the company restructured the Suzuki Esteem and entered it into the Indian market as Maruti Suzuki Baleno. The talented mid-sizer is probably the best of the available lot with one of its kind looks and comfort level.
The appearance from the front is very different as compared to the other cars of this segment. The nose treatment is stunning, very contemporary and quite aggressive. The rectangular, meshed grille stands out from the bodywork with its chrome border. The mid-sized Baleno is impressive with its space utilization and overall cabin ambience. Right from the time you open the door to slide into the driver's seat, you find an air of luxury wafting through. Although Maruti lacks experience as they are unfamiliar to this segment, still the Baleno is not less than an achievement. Production of Maruti Suzuki Baleno in India was stopped in 2007 to give way to the company’s new sedan car Maruti Suzuki SX4.
The Baleno comes in two design variants, Maruti Suzuki Baleno Lxi and Maruti Suzuki Baleno VXi. The car is priced in the range of Rs. 5.7 lakhs to Rs. 6.6 lakhs. Engine & Specification of the Maruti Baleno
Maruti Suzuki Baleno is appreciated for its good performance. Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes with a displacement of 1590cc, 4-cylinders 4-valves, petrol engine that delivers a power of 94PS at 5500rpm with topmost torque of 130Nm at 3000rpm. The vehicle is equipped with Multi Point Fuel Injection (MPFI) which gives even fuel distribution, increase in fuel efficiency and it enhances the power performance of the car.
The Baleno delivers a mileage of 18-19kmpl on the highways and 13-14kmpl in the city.Exteriors of the Maruti Baleno
The mid-sized Maruti Suzuki Baleno car has elegant look and a very decent design. The car comes with a well-made exterior which exudes fashion. It has got a muscular and athletic stance which is enhanced by its arched fenders, while the body features a low, rising waistline and large, triangular-shaped windows on the front. Some exterior features of the Baleno are stylish alloy wheels, green tinted glass, power antenna and body color bumper etc.Interiors of the Baleno
The stylish design continues inside the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. As soon as you glide into the car, you will discover that the interior of the car has got a lot of space and comfort. The body of the Baleno is designed in such a way that it distributes the impact of accident throughout the body of the vehicle. The structure of the car saves the passenger from shock. Furthermore, the interior features of the car include MP3 music system, silver finish centre garnish and trunk room light etc.Safety Features in the Maruti Baleno
The safety features in the Baleno include a three-point seatbelts for all occupants, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution). For protection in side collisions, there may be front and rear-side door impact beams, an immobilizer etc.