Until now, top of the line Baleno Delta was only trim to come with automatic transmission
Maruti Suzuki Baleno has garnered quite an interest among customers since it has been launched in October, last year. Now to add on the appeal Maruti Suzuki has introduced an automatic gearbox to the Baleno Zeta trim at a price of Rs. 747701 (ex showroom, Delhi). Until now, Baleno automatic was offered only in the Delta trim with petrol engine. But in that case customers had to compromise with the features, as the automatic variant use to come with lesser features. Now with the inclusion of the automatic gearbox to the upper end Zeta trim customers won’t have to compromise on the features. Moreover the Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) will also save the customers from the hassle of constantly pressing clutch pedal and gear changing in congested city traffic.
Maruti Suzuki sells the Baleno premium hatchback through their premium car selling chain NEXA. It is also the second best selling model in the segment. Made in India only, this car is being exported to more than 100 countries across the world. Since the launch Maruti Suzuki has sold more than 44000 units of the Baleno through the NEXA, and there are 55000 more bookings to be served. It was the first car by the Indo Japanese automaker exported to Japan, Suzuki’s home country.
So, what do the Zeta trim gets on the features front? Along with the existing features of the Delta trim, it gets automatic headlamps, fog lamps, chrome garnished door handles, alloy wheels at the exterior. Inside the cabin, the car gets push Start / Stop button, glove box illumination, luggage space illumination, UV cut glass, foot well illumination at the front compartment, multi information displaying colour TFT speedometer, steering wheel wrapped in upmarket leather, centre armrest with storage compartment at the front, height adjustable driver seat.
Speaking on the new variant of Baleno Mr. R. S Kalsi, the Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited has been saying how the Baleno found rapid success in the premium hatchback segment.