Maruti Suzuki topped the charts, just like every month, with their Baleno. Maruti Suzuki Baleno was the best-selling car in February 2023 with 18,592 units sold in the month. But what makes it the most sought-after car in India, even though it has rivals like the Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz, and Volkswagen Polo to compete with? Let’s take a look at 5 reasons why you should consider Maruti Suzuki Baleno as your next car.
Unbeatable mileage! What more can we expect from a Maruti Suzuki car?
Maruti Suzuki is known to provide class-leading mileage with its cars, and Baleno is no exception. The 1.2-liter petrol engine provides a mileage of 22.35 kmpl with the manual transmission and a 22.94 kmpl with the automatic transmission. I’ve asked a few Baleno owners and they have reported a mileage of over 24 kmpl on a highway! So, in the times when fuel prices are soaring high, this does come as a respite as Baleno will be a bit lighter on your pocket in terms of fuel expenses when compared to its rivals.
Maruti Suzuki has surely worked on the safety aspect with this one.
One stigma that has been attached to Maruti Suzuki cars is that they are not safe. But not going to the Global NCAP safety testing should not be considered the only parameter for judging a car for its safety. Maruti Suzuki has made sure to load the Baleno with standard safety features like dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, ISOFIX child seat mounts, and brake assist. On top of that, higher variants get six airbags, a 360-degree surround view camera, a heads-up display, ESP with a hill hold assist, and much more. With the government tightening the noose around carmakers in terms of safety, Baleno surely does offer a good safety package.
A highly refined engine and good performance
I have driven Baleno myself, along with its rivals like Tata Altroz and Hyundai i20. One of the major pros of choosing Baleno over its rivals is the refinement that the engine comes with. The 4-cylinder 1.2-liter engine producing 90hp of power and 113Nm of torque surely is one of the most refined engines in the segment. It comes paired with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed AMT. Although the rivals offer CVT or a DCT, Baleno does offer value for money when it comes to the automatic variants.
Baleno is Bale-on on tech!
Maruti Suzuki is not playing when it comes to loading the Baleno. Here are the features that this hatchback has to offer:
- A 9-inch SmartPlay Pro+ touchscreen infotainment system
- Arkamys 6-speaker setup
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Amazon Alexa voice assistant (first in segment)
- Heads-up display
- Cruise control
- Automatic climate control and rear AC vents
- Auto-dimming rearview mirror and auto-folding ORVMs
- Next-gen Suzuki Connect tech
- The rear fast charging portThere’s a long list of comfort and convenience features that you’re going to get with the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
Last but not the least, looks
I mean, just take a look. The bold looks with elegance are what this 2022 iteration of Maruti Suzuki has to offer. It has an all-new front fascia, a redesigned dashboard with bigger infotainment, a bolder rear panel, sleeker headlamps, elegant taillamps, all-new 16-inch alloy wheels, and much more. If I were to compare it with its rivals, I would definitely say that Baleno does offer a better design language.
All set? Wait, let’s see what is the waiting period for the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno in 2023.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno surely offers a great package. But when it comes to a waiting period, you will have to wait for around 3-4 months for your Maruti Suzuki Baleno. As opposed to this, Tata Altroz has a waiting period of about 1 to 1.5 months. Hyundai i20 has a waiting period of almost 2-3 months. So, there it is. Maruti Suzuki Baleno is in high demand at present and the company is ramping up production in order to meet the requirements of the high demand. As for the price, the base variant of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is priced at Rs. 6.35 lakhs (ex-showroom) while the top variant costs Rs. 9.49 lakhs (ex-showroom).
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