Maruti Baleno premium hatchback which is expected to be launched on October 26, is now available for booking at a minimum amount of INR 11,000. The bookings are accepted at all the Nexa dealership across India.
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Apart from the bookings, the presumed SHVS mild hybrid technology might not come at the time of launch and Maruti will be introducing the 1.3-litre 75PS diesel from the Swift itself. It leads to a conclusion that it will not be as fuel efficient as it would have been with the mild hybrid technology. While, on the petrol side, it will be getting the 1.2 litre motor again from Swift that will produce 84PS of power. Both the engines will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and a CVT automatic option will be available with the petrol motor.
There are a few other features that have surfaced like the ground clearance is rumored to be around 175mm and 16-inch alloy wheels in the top end trims. The boot space is now expected to be around 339 litres, contrary to the earlier 354 litres.
On the safety front, dual airbags and ABS are made standard across the variant lineup like the S-Cross. The all-new car is based on Suzuki’s latest platform and is 15 percent lighter compared to the old platform that cars like Swift and Dzire are built upon. It is also said to be stiffer which could sum up to a better driving car.
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The insides will get generous amount of space, leather seats and trims in the top of the line Alfa variant. While the exteriors will flaunt projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs.
See its Competition: Hyundai Elite i20 | Honda Jazz