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Maruti Baleno Diesel and Baleno RS Price Hiked

Sudden announcement from the Maruti Suzuki management team informed that the prices are hiked for Baleno RS petrol and diesel range variants. The 1-litre booster jet Baleno RS petrol engine is now available at Rs 8.88 Lakhs, however, earlier it was available at Rs 8.76 Lakhs of price.

The price for Baleno Diesel engine is ranged between Rs 6.73 Lakhs to Rs 8.73 Lakhs (the price for ex-showroom). Before the new norms are introduced, the BS VI (Bharat State 6) emission norms were launched by Maruti Suzuki’s Alto and Baleno hatchbacks with engines compliant. They proudly say that they are the only companies to launch their car models with BS VI engines.

The Nexa channel provided a way to hold the premium hatchback “Baleno”, which now available with the smart and awesome hybrid technology. The multi-purpose vehicle with the mid-size and the first launch was Ertiga, and Sedan Ciaz. Within the domestic market, the Baleno was named as the highest selling premium hatchback cars. It was also gradually increased the sales rate by the second half of the year.

The Alto with BS VI version and an 800 CC engine, which is an entry-level hatchback launched earlier of this year. Most of the companies stopped to launch their entry-level hatchbacks with the effect of emission norms and tighter safety.

Baleno Variant Prices

Please find below the pricing for multiple variants of Baleno cars:

Variant            : Price (ex-showroom)

Baleno RS: Rs 8.89 Lakhs

Baleno Alpha diesel: Rs 8.73 Lakhs

Baleno Zeta diesel: Rs 8.13 Lakhs

Baleno Delta diesel: Rs 7.52 Lakhs

Baleno Sigma diesel: Rs 6.74 Lakhs

Price Hike Information

This revision is the general price rate and gets some space for DualJet Smart Hybrid variants. The Delta is priced at Rs 7.25 Lakhs and Zeta is priced at Rs 7.86 Lakhs due to the corresponding diesel model variants. This price hike is the main key point when the fuel efficiency for DualJet Smart Hybrid is 23.87 kmpl which is very low when compared with the fuel efficiency for Baleno’s diesel is 27.39 kmpl.

Beginning of this year, a mid-life facelift undergone informs that Baleno had received many cosmetic tweaks inside and outside of the window. It has a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system of new SmartPlay Studio and dual-tone color scheme with black and blue interior. The new WagonR is the first model to introduce the SmartPlay Studio feature. This offers multiple benefits like reverse camera will double their display, in-built navigation, voice recognition function, Apple CarPlay compatibility, and Android Auto features.

The standard features across all the ranges are seatbelt reminder system, speed alert warning, and the Rear parking sensors. Maruti Baleno Diesel car does not have any changes to its model with a torque of 190Nm, 75 BHP, 190 engines consist of four-cylinder DDiS and 1.3-litre. The Baleno RS has the cosmetic changes through the mid-life update which has redesigned sports larger grille on the front-end, a chin spoiler, and the large faux vents flanked with prominent central air-dam provided by a new bumper. The previous unchanged model has been paired with the 5-speed manual gearbox, pre-facelift with three-cylinder of BoosterJet engine, with 998 CC engine, and has 102 BHP.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Competitors

It will be competing against the Maruti Suzuki WagonR, Ford Figo (Ford Figo price start at Rs. 5.23 lakh) Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Elite i20 and Hyundai Grand i10.