Maruti Suzuki has launched the long-awaited Baleno facelift in India, with prices starting at Rs 6.35 lakh (ex-showroom). The hatchback is now available in six exterior paints and one petrol powertrain option across four variants.
The 2022 Baleno facelift gets subtle cosmetic updates, which come in the form of new LED projector headlamps, LED fog lights, new daytime running lights, LED rear lights, redesigned 16-inch alloy wheels and reshaped bumpers. In addition, the brand also offers electronic stability program and hill hold control in the Baleno facelift.
On the inside, the hatchback features a refreshed interior, more importantly, a new nine-inch infotainment touchscreen with SmartPlay Pro Plus. In addition, there is an Arkamys sound system, head-up display, cruise control, six airbags, 360-degree view camera setup, an analogue instrument cluster, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and air-con vents for the rear-seat passengers.
The new Baleno comes powered by a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine with an idle start/stop technology. It’s coupled with either a manual or an automatic gearbox and produces 89bhp and 113Nm of torque. That said, this Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift competes against the Tata Altroz, Hyundai i20 and Volkswagen Polo.
|Variant specific prices of the new Baleno (ex-showroom)|
|Baleno Sigma manual||Rs 6.35 lakh|
|Baleno Delta manual||Rs 7.19 lakh|
|Baleno Delta automatic||Rs 7.69 lakh|
|Baleno Zeta manual||Rs 8.09 lakh|
|Baleno Zeta manual||Rs 8.59 lakh|
|Baleno Alpha manual||Rs 8.99 lakh|
|Baleno Alpha automatic||Rs 9.49 lakh|