MSIL is gearing up to launch the Maruti Baleno later this month, and here are 5 things we know about the premium hatchback:
Maruti Baleno Dimensions
According to a report, the Baleno for India will measure 3,995 mm in length, 1,500 mm in height, 1,745 mm in width and 2,520 mm in wheelbase, putting it right in the middle of its segment composed of the Honda Jazz and the Hyundai Elite i20.
Maruti Baleno Engines
The Baleno will carry over its engines from the Maruti Swift. The petrol engine will be the 84 PS 1.2-liter K-Series unit, while the Maruti Baleno diesel will use the 1.3-liter DDiS engine developing 75 PS. Maruti will offer a CVT on the petrol though.
Maruti Baleno Variants
The Baleno will launch in four variants - Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. ABS, EBD and dual front airbags will be offered on all variants, but projector headlights, a reverse camera and Maruti's touchscreen SmartPlay system will be reserved for the top-end model, said a report.
Will be sold through NEXA outlets only
Like the Maruti S-Cross, Maruti will retail the Baleno solely through its NEXA range of dealerships, which are few in number compared to regular Maruti outlets. However, the brand aims to induce a premium appeal with its NEXA outlets, which have specific showroom designs and staff.
Certain NEXA outlets have started accepting bookings for the Maruti Baleno for a sum of INR 25,000. Though demo cars are unavailable for display, some dealerships are keen to point out that deliveries will start by the month end.