Maruti Suzuki has launched the 2022 Baleno in the country, with prices starting at INR 6.35 lakh, ex-showroom, Pan India. As before, the affordable premium hatchback will be available in four trims: Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. The prices below are in INR:
As the above list suggests, the automatic option is not available with the base Sigma trim. But the biggest change is, of course, shifting to an AMT from a CVT. And yes, a diesel powertrain is not available at launch, but there’s a possibility in the future.
The new Baleno will also be available on a monthly subscription basis, at a starting price of INR 13,999 (all-inclusive).
Unlike what we assumed previously, the 2022 Baleno is not merely a facelift but a “New Age” second-generation model. The leaks last year gave us a pretty good idea of how the new car is gonna look like, and indeed it looks like MSIL already has another winner, unsurprisingly. It’ll certainly sell in large quantities.
Depending on the trim, exterior features include LED projector headlights, LED fog lights, LED taillights, and 16-inch alloy wheels. Nope, the new model ain’t got a sunroof, so don’t worry i20, you’re still gonna sell well 😉 As for the dimensions, the 2022 Baleno measures 3,990 mm in length (-5 mm), 1,745 mm in width and 1,500 mm in height. The wheelbase also remains unchanged at 2,520 mm.
The refreshed, dual-tone-themed cabin features a 9-inch SmartPlay Pro+ touchscreen (7-inch for lesser trims), Android Auto & Apple CarPlay connectivity, voice assistant, climate control, a head-up display, rear AC vents, and rear USB ports. The Zeta and Alpha trims also offer Suzuki Connect connected car features. Check out more pictures here. Download the brochure here.
Safety equipment includes up to 6 airbags (two standard), front seat belt reminder, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, ESC, hill hold, a 360-degree camera, rear parking sensors, and more.
The 2022 Baleno carries over the outgoing model‘s petrol-mild-hybrid powertrain. The petrol engine is a 1.2-litre K Series Dual Jet Dual VVT 4-cylinder unit with 66 kW (90 metric hp) and 113 Nm (83 lb-ft) of torque. The engine can be paired with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT.
A few more key points to note: new suspension system tuned for better comfort, larger brake discs, and Hydraulic Clutch system.