- Maruti Suzuki’s Baleno hatchback receives new safety features including ESP and hill hold assist, making it safer to drive on slick roads and steep inclines.
- The updated Baleno retains its 1.2-liter petrol engine with a 12-volt mild-hybrid system, but the powertrain has been updated to meet RDE and BS6 Phase 2 emission standards.
Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest automaker, has raised the price of its Baleno hatchback. Furthermore, the new Baleno has new safety features as well as an updated powertrain.
In terms of specifics, all variants of Maruti Suzuki’s premium hatchback have received a Rs 5,000 price increase. Aside from that, the base variant now includes ESP and hill hold assist.
The addition of ESP makes the base variant of the updated Maruti Suzuki Baleno premium hatchback much safer by lowering the risk of skidding on wet surfaces. This feature is especially useful when driving on a slick road.
Furthermore, with the addition of the hill-hold function, new Maruti Suzuki Baleno owners can drive on steep inclines without fear of the vehicle rolling backwards because the vehicle will continue to apply brakes for a few seconds after the user releases the brake pedal.
About Powertrain of Maruti Baleno
The updated Maruti Suzuki Baleno retains the same 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine with a 12-volt mild-hybrid system as the previous model. This engine in the Baleno hatchback generates 89bhp and 113Nm of peak torque.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno hatchback comes with a 5-speed manual transmission and a 5-speed AMT transmission. Having said that, the Baleno’s powertrain has been updated to meet RDE and BS6 Phase 2 emission standards.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno hatchback currently costs Rs 6.61 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the base ‘Sigma’ variant and Rs 9.88 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the top-spec ‘Alpha’ variant with AMT gearbox.
The updated Maruti Suzuki Baleno is one of the best-selling hatchbacks in the country, and we expect the recent price increase to have no effect on sales volume. The most recent update has also made the base variant of the Baleno hatchback much safer.