Surprisingly, the new Maruti Suzuki Baleno returns a ARAI claimed mileage of 27.39 kmpl from its 1.3L diesel motor. The famous 1248cc engine produces a max of 75 PS and 190 NM. The Baleno benefits from its lightweight body shell which weighs 865 kg for the petrol and 960 kg for the diesel variant. The company has skipped the hybrid technology as it returns an excellent figure without its use. Baleno will launch in the country on 26th October 2015 and would be retailed through Nexa dealerships only.
The Baleno is based on the 'Liquid Flow' design philosophy of Maruti Suzuki. It gets a CVT option in the mid petrol variant Delta and gets the same 1.2L petrol motor as the Maruti Suzuki Swift. It hosts premium features like projector headlamps with LED DRL's, 16 inch alloy wheels and Smartplay infotainment system. The missed out 90 PS version of the 1.3L diesel engine is the most disappointing factor on the new Baleno.
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Which one would you choose from the premium hatchback segment?
- Maruti Baleno
- Honda Jazz
- Hyundai i20 Elite