The Maruti Baleno is less than a week away from its launch in India. Here is a video which highlights the premium hatchback’s production process at MSIL’s Manesar plant in Haryana. This plant is the only production base for the global compact car which will eventually go on sale in over 100 markets, hence the interesting production video song says, “It’s India first while the whole world is waiting for the Baleno”.
As with any of the modern day mass market car production process where time is equally of essence as quality and precision, production of the Baleno involves numerous robots throughout. The full fledged manufacturing plant incorporates press shop, welding shop, painting shop and an assembly line.
The Maruti Baleno for India will be available with a 1.2-litre four-cylinder K-Series petrol engine and a 1.3-litre four-cylinder DDiS diesel engine, both of which are found under the Swift’s hood. The former generates 84 PS and 115 Nm of torque while the latter is capable of 75 PS and 190 Nm of torque.
The petrol motor can be had either with a standard 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT while the oil burner will be available only with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
With its cross-hairs trained at the Hyundai Elite i20, the feature rich Maruti Baleno will be available exclusively through the brand’s Nexa premium dealerships. Bookings are open.