The updated Maruti Suzuki Baleno is just days away from its launch, and spy shots have been already floating online. The much-awaited audience is now finally witnessing what they have booked. let’s see how the car looks without camouflage:
Engine & Transmission
The new Baleno will be offered with a single-engine option. It might be the new K12 1.2-litre petrol engine. It will be equipped with variable valve timing & an integrated starter generator, which supports the start/stop technology to enhance fuel economy further.
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However, this is different from the mild-hybrid tech, which runs on other cars such as Brezza and lacks the slight electric power boost which drives the wheels. Maruti will offer this engine with a 5-speed manual & 5-speed AMT transmission.
Baleno gets a new & broader front grille with a honeycomb pattern with the update. It also features a silver accent at the base and wrap-around headlamps. The new headlights are more expansive and feature a new LED DRL signature. The lighting will be a projector set up with the higher variants equipped with LEDs.
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The hood is also now flattened with extensive fog lamp housings. The side profile seems unchanged and similar to the current model with more chrome accents. The rear features a revamped bumper with sharper C-shaped LED taillamps.
The 2022 Baleno features a new interior with a layered dashboard similar to the global spec S-Cross available overseas. The new layered dashboard features three colour elements with a black top, silver lining in the middle and lower elements as blue.
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It is equipped with a new free-standing touchscreen with new gear for automatic climate control, among other significant updates. The steering wheel is similar to the swift and a new instrument cluster with a MID in the middle and upmarket upholstery.
Features & Price
Maruti Suzuki will sell the Baleno in four variants; Alpha, Delta, Sigma & Zeta. The base variant features steel wheels, remote central locking, LED taillamps, dual front airbags, automatic climate control, & ABS.
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The top Alpha variant is equipped with four airbags, a rear washer wiper, keyless entry & connected car tech, a heads up display and a 360-degree camera. Maruti has added features such as wing mirrors with ESP & hill start assist for the AMT trims as we go up the list. Maruti might hike the prices a little, and we can have an approximate range from 6.5-10.50 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Zeta is not the top variant please correct it in last paragraph
Thanks for pointing it out, Kartik. We have made the correction.