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. The new Belano gets precision cut 16-inch alloy wheels that look appealing. 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 BS6 Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes with two petrol engine options- 1.2-litre K12C dualjet with Smart Hybrid system that churns out 90hp and 113Nm, while the 1.2-litre K12B petrol engine that delivers 84hp.
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. Apart from this, the car gets rear parking sensors, ISOFIX child mounts and seat belt reminders as standard across all variants, thanks to the upcoming safety norms.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes with a 37-litre fuel tank. The 1.2-litre petrol engine with a smart hybrid system gives a mileage of is 23.87kmpl and will give a range of about 883km. On the other hand, the 1.2-liter petrol engine gives a claimed fuel efficiency of 20.01kmpl (Manual) and 19.56kmpl (CVT). The manual transmission will give a range of about 740km, while CVT delivers 724km.