An non-camouflaged example of the Maruti Baleno premium hatchback has been spied in Pune. Slated to go on sale on October 26, the new global product will be locking horns with the established rivals such as the Hyundai Elite i20, VW Polo and new Honda Jazz.
This particular car is finished in Autumn Orange exterior color and has its variant and Suzuki badges hidden. According to the leaked information, the Baleno for India will be offered with two engine options both of which are already in employment by the smaller Swift.The hatchback is made in India for global consumption.
The 1.2-litre four-cylinder K-Series petrol motor is capable of dishing out 84 PS when mated either to a standard 5-speed MT or a CVT. The 1.3-litre DDiS (Fiat MultiJet) diesel motor will be available it its entry level avatar with 75 PS on tap. The Baleno diesel will be available only with a manual transmission. The mileage figures are expected to be class leading.
Going by the leaked info, the hatchback will be available in four trim levels with dual front airbags and ABS with EBD as standard. The top-end Alpha variant will offer SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system, reverse parking camera, automatic climate control, projector headlamps, alloy wheels, electrically foldable ORVMs and so on.India-spec model will give the new 1.0-litre BoosterJet turbo petrol engine a miss.
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The Maruti Baleno will be retailed exclusively through the brand’s new Nexa premium dealership chain alongside the S-Cross.
Maruti Baleno – Photos
Via – Motoroids.com