2016 Maruti Baleno hatchback is the next new Maruti Suzuki car to be launched in India. The new Baleno will be sold exclusively through NEXA dealerships.
Unlike the full fledged Baleno sedan which was launched by the company earlier, the new Baleno is a premium sized hatchback which comes in to compete with the Honda Jazz, VW Polo, Hyundai Elite i20 and Fiat Punto Evo in India.
Borrowing its powertrain options from Maruti Swift, the 2016 Baleno hatchback in India will be powered by a 1.3 liter MultiJet diesel engine and a 1.2 liter K Series petrol engine. For international markets, 2016 Suzuki Baleno hatchback will receive a newly developed 1.0 liter BoosterJet petrol engine offering 110 bhp power and 17.33 kgm torque. Along with manual, there will also be a CVT on offer with petrol option in India.
Built on a chassis which is lighter and more rigid as compared to their current generation platforms, the 2016 Maruti Baleno hatchback, which premiered at the Frankfurt Motor Show, measures 3,995mm in length, 1,745mm in width and is 1,470mm tall.
Boot space is increased to 355 litres, making it more spacious as compared to even compact sedans. It sports DRL equipped projector headlamps, LED tail lamps and 16” alloy wheels while the new Baleno will also come in with Apple CarPlay, advanced infotainment system.