The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is a premium compact hatchback offering from the Indian carmaker. It is powered by two engine options - a 1,197 cc petrol engine and a 1,248 diesel engine. Power and torque generated by the petrol is 83 hp at 6,000 rpm and 115 Nm at 4,000 rpm. For the diesel, it is 74 hp at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm at 2,000 rpm. Both engines come with their respective 5-speed manual transmissions and the petrol also has an option of a CVT automatic gearbox. Claimed fuel efficiency of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol is 21.4 km/l and that of the diesel is 27.39 km/l. The premium hatchback is equipped with 185/65 section tyres on a 15-inch steel rim, while the 16-inch alloy has 195/55 section tyres. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno measures 3,995 mm in length, is 1,745 mm wide and 1,500 mm tall. Considering the length and wheelbase of 2,520 mm, there is ample cabin space for four adults and there is a decent boot space of 339 litres with the rear seat in upright position.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno range comes with ABS and dual front airbags as standard for added safety
CVT automatic gearbox on the petrol Delta and Zeta versions adds to the convenience
Instrument cluster on the Maruti Suzuki Baleno looks futuristic and also displays instantaneous power and torque figures
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is a well-designed car that measures at 3,995 mm in length, 1,745 mm in width and 1,500 mm in height. The front fascia houses a swept-back headlamp unit with LED daytime running lights (DRL) and chrome lining on the grille. At the rear. there's a prominent shoulder line and a contemporary tail-gate. Huge wheel arches with 16-inch 12-spoke alloy wheels accommodate the chunky 195/55 section tyres on the top variant. Chrome door handles on the Zeta, Zeta AT and Alpha variants accentuate the premium feel on the outside.
On the inside, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes with an all-black theme for the dashboard, seats and door panels. The front footwell, luggage compartment and glovebox are illuminated for added visibility at night. The top-of-the-line Alpha variants in the petrol and diesel engine options come with a touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and steering mounted audio as well as phone controls. This system also has Apple CarPlay that mirrors the phone screen of any connected Apple iPhone.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is powered by two engine options - a 1,197 cc petrol and a 1,248 cc diesel. The petrol engine generates 83 hp power at 6,000 rpm and 115 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm whereas, the diesel produces 74hp at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm at 2,000 rpm. While the petrol engine is a smooth unit, the diesel is more fun to drive but can be loud as well.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol has two gearbox options, a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic. The diesel, although, comes only with a 5-speed manual transmission. Gear changes on all the transmissions are seamless shifts and sorted gear-ratios ensure good drivability throughout the rev band, except lower engine speeds.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes with ABS and dual front airbags as standard across all variants for added safety.
Claimed mileage on the Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol is 21.4 km/l in both transmission options while on the diesel it's 27.39 km/l.