2022 Maruti Baleno set to launch on February 23
2022 Maruti Baleno has been confirmed to launch on February 23. Its official bookings of the facelifted Baleno has already commenced and customers can book the car at a token amount of Rs 11,000. The deliveries are expected to commence in March.
The facelifted Baleno will be offered in six trims: Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Zeta (O), Alpha, and Alpha (O). Al the variants will also be available in an optional AMT except for the Sigma variant. It’s going to be offered in six colour schemes.
The new Baleno will be coming with new features. Earlier, the carmaker revealed that the upcoming 2022 Maruti Baleno will get a new 9-inch HD SmartPlay Pro+ touchscreen infotainment system. The new Baleno is the first Maruti car to get SmartPlay Pro+ infotainment. The new car will also get the new Surround Sense system powered by ARKAMYS with specialized sound modes.
The Baleno will be powered by a 90PS 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine with idle start-stop technology. The transmission options of the hatchback will include 5-speed manual and AMT units. As the car will not habe any mild-hybrid tech, the official fuel efficiency may get decrease.
The interior of the Baleno’s cabin will also be updated. The new Baleno will likely feature cruise control, rear AC vents, rear fast-charging USB ports (regular and C-type), LED fog lamps, six airbags, ESP (electronic stability programme) and hill hold assist.
The company previously confirmed some of the features of the facelifted Baleno that includes a new auto LED projector headlights and DRLs, a 360-degree camera, a head-up display, and a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The facelifted Maruti Baleno is likely to be priced more than the existing model. The cost could reach up to Rs 10 lakh. The currentl Baleno retails from Rs 6.14 lakh to Rs 9.66 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
It competes against the likes of Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo, and the upcoming facelifted Toyota Glanza.