Maruti Suzuki has announced the start of pre-bookings for 2019 Baleno facelift at a token amount of Rs 11,000 across the country. The new hatchback will be officially launched by the end of January 2019 in the Indian market. The customers can book the car at any one of the NEXA showrooms across India or by dialing 1800 200 6392/ 1800 102 6392 (toll free) to make enquiry and leave contact details. The 2019 Maruti Baleno facelift would boast of a handful of cosmetic updates while mechanically retaining the same set of petrol and diesel engines.
Maruti has officially confirmed that the new Baleno will offer additional safety features like speed alert system, co-driver seat belt reminder and rear parking assist sensors. These are over and above the standard dual airbags, child seat restrain system (ISOFIX), Pre-tensioner and force limiter seat belts and ABS with EBD. Since its debut in India in 2016, Maruti Baleno has featured among the country’s top selling cars. With a staggering 14 percent growth in first nine months of 2018-19 over last year, the hatchback holds the industry record of fastest 5 Lakh sales milestone within a record time of 38 months. In addition, with cumulative sales of over 5.2 Lakh units, Baleno holds over 26 percent of market share in the premium hatch segment.
From what we have learnt so far, 2019 Maruti Baleno facelift will continue to be offered in both petrol and diesel fuel trims in four grades: Sigma, Delta, Alpha and Zeta. The new hatch will come with a restyled front fascia with tweaks in bumper, grille and fog lamps. The interior cabin, in all likelihood, will be carried over from the ongoing model. The entire variant range will gain several comfort and safety features as compared to the current model. The petrol variants and diesel variants will retain the 1.2L K12M engine and 1.3L DDiS engine, respectively, with same specs. The new hatch is expected to be priced in a range of Rs 5.50-8.50 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom) while it lock horns with the likes of Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo and Fiat Punto.
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