The Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift has been spotted undisguised ahead of its expected launch by mid 2019. The spy photo shows that the Baleno will get a new design for the front bumper. This is sportier looking and gets a larger air dam. There are also two smaller air intakes on either side with up swept ends. There might also be a new alloy wheel design and similarly minor changes to the rear. Some new feature additions may include a shark-fin antennae and the possible addition of a cruise control system. Mechanically, the Baleno will possibly continue with its 1.2 litre petrol and 1.3 litre diesel engine options. The diesel motor puts out 75PS and 190 Nm while the petrol motor makes 84PS/115Nm. A five speed manual and a CVT are the two transmission options. The Baleno is based on Maruti Suzuki's Heartect platform. Expect to pay a slight premium over the current car, around Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000. The current Baleno range starts at Rs 5.38 lakh and goes up to Rs 8.50 lakh (ex-showroom … [Read more...] about Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift spied undisguised
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Maruti Suzuki has achieved an important milestone of being the only automobile manufacturer to have crossed a sale of five lakh units in a record period. The company has done it with its premium offering, the Baleno hatchback in a record time of 38 months from its launch. R S Kalsi, Senior Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki, said, "Baleno has become a resounding success in the highly competitive premium hatchback segment. It is a testimony of our best in class technology and customer experience. Our engineers have ensured that Baleno offers superior ride and handling, class leading performance and safety. With a staggering 20.6 per cent growth in first half of 2018-19, Baleno has been among the top selling cars in India, since 2016. We are grateful for our customers' constant support that has made Baleno India's most preferred premium hatchback." The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is exclusively manufactured in India. Importantly, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is … [Read more...] about Maruti Suzuki Baleno crosses 5 lakh sales in record time in India
The rev needle is creeping ever close to the 6,000rpm redline, and the bug eyes in the Baleno RS' rearview mirror refuse to grow smaller. Clutch in, fourth gear, clutch out. Quick glance up to the mirror. Nope, still there. There's an impossibly long and ever-so-gradual left-hander coming up. I think I can shake the black motorcycle off my tail. Caress the brakes, shift the weight forward, turn in. Glance up. I see the rider shift his own weight, stick a knee out, and lean into the corner. The Baleno leans the other way, I lean in the driver's seat to counter it. The gap grows, as does the grin on my face. The mid-range on this thing is astounding! Much stronger than the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated on the regular car, it pulls hard from above 3,000 on the dials to a few hundred short of the redline. I don't get to there this time though. There's a speed breaker ahead. The grin disappears. Hard on the brakes, thank my stars for four-wheel disc brakes, downshift once, twice, thrice. … [Read more...] about BalleRS: Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS or Triumph Street Triple RS?
In some ways we Indians are now a truly empowered people, simply because our consumers now have the power to 'pick and choose'. The Collins English Dictionary defines 'pick and choose' as, "When you carefully choose only things that you really want and reject the others". Yes, thanks to the growing economy and rise in disposable incomes, along with the availability of a plethora of products, almost every Indian now only wants to buy what attracts him, and what's latest in the market. The vehicle has to be different and it must offer something out of the ordinary. And of course it must look good, have lots of features, be a good performer, while obviously also providing good value. Despite some serious competition, Maruti Suzuki has been able to maintain its stranglehold as market leader, mainly because it's able to deliver all of the above. Maruti have really worked hard and done well to have a large variety of vehicles in their portfolio, almost all of which are most successful in our … [Read more...] about Auto siblings: Maruti Suzuki Baleno, New-gen Maruti Suzuki Swift and Maruti Suzuki Ignis
It’s now well established that Toyota will badge engineer the Maruti Suzuki Baleno premium hatchback and sell it in India. This is expected to be somewhat like the Nissan Micra and its badge engineered sibling, the Renault Pulse. While the Toyota badged Baleno is a year or two away from a commercial launch in India, here is a speculative render that will give you an idea of what the car could look like. As seen in the render, the Toyota-badged Baleno is expected to have completely different front-end and rear-end styling. This is crucial as Toyota can’t be seen selling the baleno with minor stylistic changes and with just the Toyota badging. The Japanese automaker will have to dig deep into its design talent and come up with something that looks quite striking. This aspect assumes even more criticality as the Toyota-badged Baleno is expected to be pricier than the Maruti version. This means that the buyer will expect that something extra from the premium hatchback with the … [Read more...] about Maruti Suzuki Baleno with Toyota clothes: Here’s what it’ll look like