Baleno is manufactured exclusively in India, by Maruti Suzuki, as a five-door hatchback. It is built on a newly developed platform, that features a power train range of three options (for the international model): a new 1.0. Booster jet three cylinder direct injection turbo petrol engine, a four-cylinder 1.2. Dual jet petrol engine with SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) and a normal 1.2 l Dual jet petrol engine.
There are three engine options for the Indian model: a 1.2 four cylinder K-Series petrol engine, a 1.3 four cylinder DDIS 190 diesel engine and the 1.0. Booster jet engine in the variant Baleno RS which is the same engine that is found in european baleno.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno in petrol version, you get to choose between a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder motor and 1.0-litre turbocharged three-pot. Also you can go for the latter in a single RS variant and that’ll get you a pair of disc brakes at the rear as well. The diesel alternative is the tried-and-tested 1.3-litre motor that powers almost every car Maruti makes. All engines offer a nice blend of city and highway drivability, mixed with good reasonable economy. The 1.2-litre engine is also available with a CVT automatic version.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno is 3995 mm in length, 1745 mm in width and 1500 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2520 mm. Ground clearence of 170 mm & comes with 15-inch wheels.
Rivals of Baleno
The biggest competitors for the Baleno are Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo and the Honda Jazz. while the recently launched Maruti Ignis and the Mahindra KUV100 are other competitors as well.
Baleno is coming up with an updated Smartplay system with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a revised MID. New 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Multi-functional steering wheel, Automatic AC, Remote keyless entry, Push start/stop with smart key, Roof mounted spoiler, New alloy wheels, New grille, Reverse parking camera, Automatic headlamps, ABS with EBD and brake assist, Dual airbags.
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|Engine Capacity (cc)||1197||1248|
|Max Power (kW@rpm)||62 / 6000||55.2 / 4000|
|Max. Torque (Nm@rpm)||115 / 4000||190 / 2000|
|Fuel efficiency (km/l)||21.4 (MT/CVT#)||27.39|
|Fuel tank Capacity (l)||37||37|
|No. of Cylinder||4||4|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||170**||170**|
|Boot Space (l)||339*||339*|
|Front Suspension||McPherson Strut||McPherson Strut|
|Rear Suspension||Torsion Beam||Torsion Beam|
|Tyre Size||185/65 R15 |
|Kerb Weight (kg)||865-890 (MT), 910-935 (CVT)||960-985|
|Gross Vehicle Wieght (kg)||1340 (MT), 1360 (CVT)||1430