Maruti is working on the Baleno facelift model and it is expected to come with aesthetic changes only as launch will take place in June 2019
Maruti Suzuki introduced Baleno in 2015 and the hatchback debuted the new Heartect platform in India as it is now the base for most of the new generation models from the company like Swift, Dzire and the upcoming Ertiga. The Baleno is always been one of the consistent performers for the company.
But the Baleno is starting to show its age and the arch-rival, Elite i20 received a major update earlier this year. According to a new report, Maruti is going to introduce the Baleno facelift in June 2019 and it is expected to come with minor updates as most of the changes will be concentrated on aesthetics rather than on mechanical.
The front and rear will get new bumpers along with tweaked headlamps and tail lamps. The hatchback will also get a new design for alloy wheels as the current one is outdated and it looks like wheel cover rather than alloy wheels. Apart from this, the company might introduce some new colours also.
The interior design is expected to be carried over from the current model and all back theme might continue as well. The quality of materials used inside the cabin might get an update. The Baleno is already one of the feature loaded hatchback in its segment and Maruti might add a couple of new features like LED headlamps and LED fog lamps.
The current model comes with features like touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, climate control, keyless entry, push-button start, automatic projector headlamps with DRLs, reverse camera with parking sensors and more. The safety features include dual airbags, ABS, EBD and Speed alert.
The engines will be retained from the current model as the 1.2 L K-Series engine puts out 83 bhp of power at 6,000 rpm and 115 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The 1.3 L Multijet diesel engine produces 74 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm at 2,000 rpm. Both these engines are mated to a 5-speed manual and petrol engine also get an auto option. The Baleno is sold via Nexa dealerships to give a premium expensive for customers.