Maruti Suzuki has launched the new generation Baleno premium hatchback today. Baleno has been a formidable player in its segment for Maruti since its launch in 2015. From its price to new features, here are all the highlights from the launch event of the new Baleno from Maruti Suzuki.
2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno launch event comes to an end
That’s all from the launch event of 2022 Baleno premium hatchback from Maruti Suzuki. Read the full launch report here.
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Baleno launched at ₹6.50 lakh
Maruti Suzuki has launched the 2022 Baleno facelift premium hatchback in India at a starting price of ₹6.35 lakh. The price of the new generation Baleno goes up to ₹9.49 lakh (ex-showroom). Maruti is also offering subscription model on the new Baleno with plans starting at ₹13,999 a month.
Maruti Suzuki unveils 2022 Baleno
Maruti Suzuki has taken the covers off the new generation Baleno premium hatchback.
Baleno will be offered in six exterior colour options
Maruti will be offering the Baleno with 6 colour choices, which would include NEXA Blue, Luxe Beige, Pearl Arctic White, Splendid Silver, Opulent Red and Grandeur Grey.
Baleno to have 6 airbags, Hill Hold control as safety features
2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno will be offered with several safety features. It will come with six airbags, ESP and Hill Hold Assist features in the new generation model.
Maruti sells a Baleno every 3 minutes
Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director of Sales and Marketing at Maruti Suzuki, said that the company sells at least one Baleno hatchback in every three minutes. He also said that Baleno has been among the top five best-selling models in the country.
Maruti invests ₹1,150 crore to develop the new-age Baleno
Ayukawa said that Maruti Suzuki has invested ₹1,150 crore to develop the new generation Baleno. Sold in 102 countries, the Baleno is one of the best-selling models for Maruti Suzuki since its launch in 2015.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno launch event begins
Kenichi Ayukawa, MD and CEO Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, is presenting the new features of the Baleno hatchback.
How to watch the launch live
Maruti Suzuki will launch the 2022 Baleno facelift premium hatchback in a short while. The launch event will broadcast live on social media handles of Maruti’s premium car outlet Nexa.
What should be the price structure?
The existing Baleno models are priced between ₹7.01 lakh (ex-showroom) and ₹10.86 lakh (ex-showroom). However, given that Maruti will be driving in a much more feature-packed Baleno, the price will be higher. Yet, to keep it competitive to take on its rivals, Maruti is likely to price the new generation Baleno starting from around ₹6.50 lakh mark. The price of the top-spec variants may go beyond ₹10 lakh for all the tech features on offer.
Refreshing looks for a new-age Baleno
Recently leaked images of the Baleno hatchback has revealed a lot about the car ahead of the official launch. It shows that the 2022 Baleno will get a redesigned wider front grille flanked by a new set of LED headlights with three-element DRLs. At the sides, the new Baleno will get chrome treatment on the window lines besides the redesigned 10-spoke alloy wheels. The rear end of the car will feature new LED wraparound taillights and the rear bumper will also be updated for a well-rounded look.
New-age Baleno to be a connected car
Maruti will offer connected car tech features in the new generation Baleno. Maruti has added the new Suzuki Connect app, which will come with advanced telematics solution. It promises to be smarter than the previous edition and offer a ‘host of intelligent features’ for the customers. It will have more than 40 connectivity features along with Amazon Alexa voice commands too.
New infotainment screen for a new-age car
2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno will come with a new infotainment screen. The dashboard inside the car is now dominated by Maruti’s new 9-inch digital HD touchscreen system with SmartPlay Pro+ and Surround Sound features, powered by ARKAMYS. Other regular features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be offered to pair devices.
Renewing rivalry in a fiercely competitive segment and beyond
2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift will renew its rivalry in a crowded premium hatchback segment against the likes of Tata Altroz, Hyundai i20 and Honda Jazz. At its expected price point, Baleno might as well give sub-compact SUVs like Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger a run for their money too.
Maruti Suzuki will load the Baleno facelift hatchback with several first-in-segment features. Maruti has already teased a Head-Up Display, which will showcase key vehicle-related information like speed, odometre, gear indicator, rpm and much more.
Maruti will also introduce a 360 View Camera in 2022 Baleno to help navigate the hatchback in tight corners.
Aiming for more safety after crash-test results
Made-in-India Maruti Baleno premium hatchback, with two airbags, was tested by the Latin American agency Latin NCAP last year. The hatchback achieved zero stars. However, Maruti has promised the new generation Baleno will have more safety features, which include six airbags.
A look-back at Baleno’s legacy
Maruti Suzuki Baleno was first launched in India in 2015 and has remained one of the best-selling passenger vehicles in the country ever since. Sold under the Nexa premium sales channel, Baleno surpassed the milestone of 10 lakh in cumulative sales late last year. And with the upgraded Baleno promising big, the numbers could potentially climb still higher.
Much revealed ahead of official launch
Ahead of the launch, much about the Maruti Suzuki Baleno has already been revealed. A commercial of the premium hatchback suggests that the 2022 Baleno will get a tweaked face with wider grille and a new set of headlights with three-element DRLs.
Ushering a new generation in Maruti cars
2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno will come with several changes, several of them will be a first for any Maruti cars. Loaded with new tech features, the Baleno will show the way for future Maruti cars as the carmaker will introduce features like Head-Up Display, 360 View Camera among other features in the premium hatchback.