Maruti Baleno attracts over 5000 bookings
Country’s largest car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki, has put a big step forward in the premium hatchback segment. Maruti has introduced the much awaited Baleno car to Indian market. Priced at Rs 4.99 Lakhs(ex-showroom, Delhi), the car is available for sale in all Nexa premium dealerships.
In a very short span, Maruti Baleno was able to attract over 5,000 bookings – a very good figure for a premium car. Having launched exclusive premium services in the Nexa showrooms, the car-maker is able to maintain the persona of “affordable carmaker” which could have helped the company to achieve this milestone.
For those who are auto-enthusiasts and for those who are following the Indian automobile industry for long time – the name “Baleno” is quite familiar to them. Sometime back, Maruti Suzuki had come up with a sedan by name “Baleno” which did not do so well in the Indian market. However, Maruti is using the same model name to bring in that sense of familiarity to its new premium hatchback.
The premium hatchback, Maruti Suzuki Baleno is competing against the likes of the cars like Volkswagen Polo, Honda Jazz and Hyundai Elite i20. If you are the one who wants to experience the best in a premium hatchback, Maruti Suzuki definitely doesn’t disappoint you for sure – the top variant of Maruti Suzuki Baleno gives you some of the best-in-class features that includes 7 inch touchscreen that comes with rear parking sensor,a color infotainment system, satellite navigation system, climate control, projectors, daytime running lights and more.
Check out all 7 available Maruti Baleno Colors.
What distinguishes Maruti Baleno from other cars is that presence of Apple CarPlay for better control and access to infotainment features through Apple devices.
When we talk about the dimensions, the new Maruti Suzuki Baleno looks very lengthier as well as tall. To be specific, Maruti Suzuki Baleno measures 3995mm in length, 1745mm in width and 1500mm in height. When we compare Maruti Swift dimensions whose length is 3850mm and a breadth is 1695mm, makes the Maruti Suzuki Baleno very much spacious.
When we talk about the engines, the all new Maruti Suzuki Baleno is pretty similar to Maruti Suzuki Swift. Baleno sports 1.2-litre K12 engine that generates 83bhp of power. There is also diesel engine for Baleno which is Fiat sourced and comes with 1.3 litre DDiS engine. Baleno’s engine can churn out a maximum power of 74bhp. When it comes to automatic CVT transmission, both the trims including petrol and diesel, is mated to a 5 speed gearbox.
Without a doubt, Maruti Suzuki is pioneer in manufacturing cars with its primary USP being the remarkable fuel efficiency. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol variant hatchback returns a mileage of 21.40 kmpl while the diesel version of Maruti Baleno offers a fuel economy of 27.39kmpl. The fuel economy of the diesel variant of Baleno is the best in its segment which is the best tag any manufacturer could be proud of.
The other potential reason for instant sales number of Maruti Baleno is its pricing that undercuts Honda and Hyundai Elite i20 with a handsome margin of around 30,000. When it comes to the price, the lowest priced petrol version of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the SIGMA is available at Rs. 4.99 lacs . Alpha, the most expensive model for petrol engine and is offered at Rs 6.76 lakhs and is called CVT. Whilst diesel SIGMA model comes at Rs. 6.16 lakhs, the most expensive ALPHA comes at a price of Rs. 8.11 lakhs, ( prices as per ex-showroom, Delhi). The other trims of the Maruti Baleno includes DELTA and ZETA for both petrol as well as the diesel trims.
This could just be a beginning – the sales numbers for Maruti Baleno could sky rocket because of festive season.