Maruti Suzuki will have a busy year. India’s largest carmaker is all set to bring in a slew of refreshed products as well as new ones. Not only this, there are a couple of new engines in the offing as well. However, as of now, we are going to concentrate on the facelifts. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift has been spotted on umpteen occasions and the launch is imminent. Bookings have already started for Rs 20,000. Before that, we have got all the dope on what’s changed and what will be the new feature list. Dig right in.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift Sigma
This is the base trim as we all know. However, this time around, it has got a tad more to offer than before. The refreshed face and LED tail lights are part of the exterior visual changes. Moreover, the interior is now done in blue and black upholstery. The front seats also get adjustable headrests and there is a seat belt warning for both the perches. The steering wheel is tilt adjustable and a speed alert system as well as reverse parking sensors are available too. Maruti is likely to price the Sigma trim lower than the existing Baleno by Rs 5,000.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift Delta
The Delta trim builds on the virtues of the Sigma and gains a bit more of equipment. This includes LED projector headlamps with a light guide, steering wheel mounted audio controls, electrostatic touch audio buttons, electrically adjustable ORVMs, automatic AC, rear seat adjustable headrests and rear wiper-washer. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift Delta should cost Rs 35,000 more than the current trim.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift Zeta
Precision cut alloy wheels, front fog lights, updated SmartPlay infotainment system shared with the WagonR, colour TFT instrument cluster, connected navigation system, telescopic steering, driver seat height adjust and push button start.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift Alpha
LED DRLs, revised tail light cluster, puddle lamps, follow me home headlamps, auto headlights, rear parking camera, UV cut glass, co-driver vanity lamp as well as leather wrapped steering wheel.
The Baleno facelift is expected to retain the fuel efficient and peppy 84PS/114Nm 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol and 75PS/190Nm 1.3-litre diesel. Both these engines will be mated to a 5-speed manual while a CVT will be offered exclusively with the petrol. Expect slightly higher fuel efficiency numbers on both. Speaking of which, the Baleno RS too will receive cosmetic updates that the regular Alpha trim gets. There will be no change to the 100PS 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine or the 5-speed gearbox.