2019 facelifted Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes with minor exterior changes while the powertrain options remain the same, deliveries from next month
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) starts the New Year with the announcement of price hike across its model range. The increase in prices are minor for some models though, as for instance, the Baleno premium hatchback costs between Rs. 3,500 and Rs. 6,000 higher than last year’s prices.
The entry-level Sigma petrol with Rs. 3,500 price hike now costs Rs. 5.41 lakh while the base Sigma diesel is priced at Rs. 6.54 lakh after becoming Rs. 3,500 dearer. Looking at the overall price hikes, all the Sigma and Alpha variants of Baleno have witnessed Rs. 3,500 increase.
|2019 Baleno Facelift Variants||Ex-Showroom Prices|
|Sigma Petrol||Rs. 5.41 lakh|
|Delta Petrol||Rs. 6.05 lakh|
|Zeta Petrol||Rs. 6.73 lakh|
|Alpha Petrol||Rs. 7.41 lakh|
|Delta Petrol CVT||Rs. 7.18 lakh|
|Zeta Petrol CVT||Rs. 7.78 lakh|
|Alpha Petrol CVT||Rs. 8.46 lakh|
|Sigma Diesel||Rs. 6.54 lakh|
|Delta Diesel||Rs. 7.23 lakh|
|Zeta Diesel||Rs. 7.84 lakh|
|Alpha Diesel||Rs. 8.53 lakh|
(All Prices Ex-Showroom, New Delhi)
Meanwhile, the Delta and Zeta grades of Baleno irrespective of the transmission choices have seen Rs. 6,000 price bump. Maruti Suzuki does not just offer the 2019 Baleno with increase in pricing, as it has undergone minor cosmetic change. The update restricted to the front end enables the bumper section’s air intake becoming wider than before with a new shape.
Additionally, the fog lamp housing is vertically positioned in a separate unit. The Baleno RS performance variant is quoted at Rs. 8.53 lakh with Rs. 6,000 price increase. The regular range-topping Alpha diesel and Alpha petrol automatic are priced at Rs. 8.53 lakh and Rs. 8.46 lakh respectively (all prices mentioned, ex-showroom New Delhi).
The additional features in the facelifted Baleno are base Sigma getting reverse parking sensors as standard along with speed alert feature while Delta and Zeta gain LED projector headlamps replacing the HID projectors from RS variant. No performance changes have been made as the 1.2-litre K series petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS diesel continue to be at the helm.
The petrol motor is mated to either a five-speed manual transmission as standard or CVT as option. On the other hand, the diesel engine uses a five-speed manual gearbox only. The RS variant is powered by a 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbocharged petrol unit making 101 bhp and 150 Nm.