Maruti Suzuki Baleno with smart hybrid launched at ₹7.25 lakh

The Baleno is available with Smart Hybrid technology and it’s available with a new 1.2-litre K12C petrol engine. It’s available in two variants – Delta and Zeta.

Written by April 22, 2019 15:35

New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India has launched Baleno with a new 1.2 litre Dualjet, Dual VVT, BS VI-compliant petrol engine with next-generation smart hybrid technology.

In the new model, the existing K12B engine has been updated to meet BS 6 emission norms.

The Baleno is available with Smart Hybrid technology and it’s available with a new 1.2-litre K12C petrol engine. It’s available in two variants – Delta and Zeta. Delta variant is priced at Rs 7.25 lakh while the Zeta variant costs Rs 7.86 lakh (both ex-showroom prices).

The new Baleno petrol will be sold in both standard 1.2-litre and Smart Hybrid versions including the manual and CVT iterations, all of which are BS6 compliant.

R S Kalsi, Senior Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki India, said “Baleno has been a blockbuster car from day one. We have over 5.5 lakh happy Baleno customers since its launch in 2015 and sold more than 2 lakh units in the last fiscal year. We recently upgraded Baleno with latest design and technology. At Maruti Suzuki, we strive to bring newer, better and environment friendly technologies to our products. Baleno Smart Hybrid with BS VI stands testament to the same. We are confident that the premium hatchback Baleno will present a complete package in line with aspirations of evolving customers.”

Prices of the petrol-powered Baleno have gone up by up to Rs 19,000. At present, Maruti Suzuki Baleno is available with a 1.2-litre VVT petrol engine that delivers 84 bhp and 115 Nm of torque. This motor is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and has an option for a CVT as well.

The new variants will soon be available at NEXA showrooms across the country.