The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is now a hatchback and will be on sale in India today. In fact, India is the first market to receive the all-new Baleno. But unlike the upcoming global model which gets the new booster-jet petrol engine, India will continue to use the 1.2-litre K-series engine that we are familiar with, thanks to the Swift. The diesel option will come from the DDiS 1.3-litre unit, essentially the Fiat-sourced MultiJet oiler. On the petrol, the Baleno will also offer a new CVT gearbox, while a 5-speed manual is standard on the petrol and diesel.
The Baleno gets ABS and driver and passenger airbags as standard figment across the range. It will feature goodies like projector-beam lamps, LED DRLs, LED tail lights, a touchscreen infotainment system and Apple CarPlay integration. Most of these are only available on the range topping trims though. But what is it like to drive? Here’s our video review – take a look.
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