The Maruti is finally here with its Baleno and it gets launched today. Premium hatchback would be available in both petrol and diesel engine options. Apple CarPlay system is the first-in-class feature in this car and would offer other safety features like ABS and two airbags as standard. Keep refreshing the page and know all about the Baleno. Team Autoportal has reached the venue for the coverage. The event is about to get underway shortly.
11:51 AM: Baleno to be the first car in India to offer Apple CarPlay! Support Android as well as iOS.
11:58 AM: Kenichi Ayukawa, MD and CEO Maruti Corp is speaking on the Baleno launch.
11:59 AM: Japanese consumers to get India made car for the first time in history! A big leap for Maruti Corp.
12:01 AM: Acclaimed 1.3L DDiS to produce mileage of 27.39 kmpl.
12:10 AM: The Baleno comes with HID projector lamps on higher variants with LED daytime running lights.
12:13 AM: The petrol powered Baleno gets a CVT automatic gearbox.
12:14 AM: The Baleno comes with 1.2-litre VVT petrol and a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engines, both of which also power the Swift
12:16 AM: The Global Baleno will go on sale in Europe next year and will be exported to more than 100 countries.
12:17 PM: The Baleno also gets UV glass that prevents ultra-violate to enter into the cabin.
12:19 PM: Maruti Suzuki’s premium hatchback is based on new-generation platform that makes it lighter and stiffer than Swift.
12:21 PM: Maruti Baleno equally impressive as the diesel, returns ARAI-certified fuel-efficiency of 21.4kmpl
12:22 PM: The Baleno will be made in India for global markets too. The car is being produced at the Manesar based facility.
12:24 PM: One of the most spacious car in the segment with 3995 mm length, 1745 mm width, 1500 mm height and a wheelbase of 2520 mm.
12:26 PM: Baleno may seem under-powered, but almost 100kg less weight than the Swift and Dzire, it would feel quite powerful.
12:28 PM: The Baleno would be available in a total of 9 variants and four trim levels – Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha.
12:30 PM: The Baleno launched and is priced at Rs. 4.99 lakh - Rs. 8.11 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
12:32 PM: Complete price list below.
Petrol variants: Sigma – Rs. 4.99 lakh, Delta – Rs. 5.71 lakh, Zeta – Rs. 6.31 lakh, Delta CVT – Rs. 6.76 lakh, Alpha – Rs. 7.01 lakh
Diesel variants: Sigma – Rs. 6.16 lakh, Delta – Rs 6.81 lakh, Zeta – Rs. 7.41 lakh, Alpha – Rs. 8.11 lakh