Maruti Baleno has taken the Indian Automotive market by storm. It has already crosses 40,000 bookings mark and is going strong. Furthermore, It may soon get a more powerful diesel engine to satisfy all those customers who complaint about the car being underpowered. Baleno has entered the list of top-ten best selling cars in India for the month of November 2015 at 6th position and so far, it has managed to beat its arch rival, the Hyundai Elite i20 creating a 22% decline in sales. Also, Maruti Baleno has cut into the sales of Swift hatchback and has reduced it by 34%. As many of our readers struggle to decide on what variant of Baleno to buy, here is a comprehensive variant description of Baleno which will help you make an informed buying decision.
Maruti Baleno comes with 4 variants in both petrol and diesel namely; Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. Automatic transmission is only available in the Delta petrol variant. Where Sigma is a perfect choice for someone who is newly making a move into the premium hatchback segment from an entry level car, Alpha is dedicated to those who are buying probably their second car or are buying a hatchback because they are easier to manage in everydays growing traffic. Prised very aggressively against the market, Let's find out more details on each variant of Baleno. Sigma
Base: Petrol: Rs 4.99 lac, Diesel: Rs 6.16 lac (ex-showroom Delhi)
This is the base variant of the car. It comes loaded with safety features but misses out on the luxury offered by the other variants. For customers with a lower budget and are making their move onto the premium hatch variant for the first time, this is the perfect variant. Some key features of the variant are. Body coloured door handles Steel Wheels Dual front airbags ABS with EBD Power windows (Front only) Central locking Power steering with tilt function Manual AC with heater Anti-theft security system
Petrol: Rs 5.71 lac (CVT: Rs 6.76 lakh), Diesel: Rs 6.81 lac (ex-showroom Delhi)
This is the variant in which Maruti Baleno offers the automatic transmission. Also, this variant offers some extra cosmetics on the base variant like chrome accent front grille and full wheel cap and a lot of functional features as well. For someone who is new to the premium hatchback segment but wants a car with decent features which can help him get a comfortable journey, this is the best variant. Also, with the option of CVT transmission, a lot of customers who prefer not using their left foot will also be attracted to this option. Some key features of this variant are Turn indicators on ORVMs Metal finish inside door handles and parking brake Pinch guard power window (Driver) Rev. parking sensors Rear wiper, washer and defogger Audio with FM/MP3/CD, Bluetooth, Aux and USB Steering mounted audio control Remote keyless entry All power windows Electrically foldable ORVMs Auto AC 60:40 Split seat (Rear) Auto-up power window (Driver)
Petrol: Rs 6.31 lac, Diesel: Rs 7.41 lac (ex-showroom Delhi)
For someone who does not want to compromise on features and have a luxurious ride, Zeta variant fits perfectly. This variant offers almost all the premium cosmetics and features which make your journey really comfortable and only misses out on the features which are not commonly used. Some key features of this variant are. Chrome door handles Alloy wheels UV Cut Glass Glove box, Luggage room and Front footwell illumination Multi Information Speedometer TFT plus color Display Leather wrapped steering wheel Auto headlamps and Front fog lamps Auto dimming IRVM Telescopic steering adjustment Follow me home/lead to vehicle Front centre armrest with storage Height adjustable driver seat Push start/stop with smart key
Petrol: Rs 7.01 lac, Diesel: Rs 8.11 lac (ex-showroom Delhi)
Alpha is the top variant of Maruti Baleno. It incorporates all the features that one can expect from a premium hatchback. For someone who wants all the luxury that he or she can get in a hatchback, this is the choice. Although, almost all features remain common from the Zeta trim, the addition of DRLs and projector headlamps might shift a lot of people to this variant. The car is loaded with a lot of features and looks the best with all the cosmetics added. Here are some key features of the top variant. Daytime Running Lamps with LED Projector headlamps SmartPlay Infotainment System Rev. parking camera Navigation system Voice command Smartphone Connect/Apple CarPlay
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Source : CarDekho