2019 Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol: what’s new?

Earlier this yr, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno obtained a beauty makeover that launched a tweaked front-end, new alloy wheels, an improved touchscreen infotainment system and extra normal security gear. Whereas the adjustments then have been largely pores and skin deep, Maruti Suzuki just lately added two BS-VI-compliant petrol engines to the Baleno vary. So, to know what you get in your cash, we take a better take a look at all that’s new. 

An essential level to notice is that the sportier Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS continues to be supplied, and the Baleno is offered with a 1.Three-litre diesel engine, too – however neither of those is BS-VI-compliant. These variants proceed unchanged, however their costs have just lately been hiked.

BS-VI-compliant petrol engines

The principle spotlight of the refreshed Baleno is the introduction of a brand new, BS-VI compliant Ok12C petrol motor named Dualjet that’s paired with Maruti Suzuki’s Sensible Hybrid system. The present 1.2-litre Ok12B engine has additionally been upgraded to satisfy the extra stringent emission norms virtually a yr earlier than they arrive into impact.

Maruti says the brand new engines have upgraded , software program and exhaust programs and claims it will carry a couple of discount of 25 % in Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions.

2019 Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol: Emissions
Previous 1.2L Ok12B New 1.2L Ok12B New 1.2L Ok12C Dualjet Sensible Hybrid
Emission norms compliance BS-IV BS-VI BS-VI

Energy output

What's fascinating is that the upgraded Ok12B engine suffers a slight drop in complete output. At 83hp and 113Nm, it churns out 1hp and 2Nm lower than the BS-IV-compliant engine. This engine may be had with both a 5-speed handbook or a CVT computerized gearbox.

The brand new Ok12C Dualjet engine not solely will get the identical 1,197cc displacement because the Ok12B, but in addition packs ‘Twin VVT’ and ‘Sensible Hybrid’ tech. Though it makes the identical quantity of torque because the Ok12B, it produces extra energy at 90hp, 7hp greater than the Ok12B. The transmission on supply with this engine is a 5-speed handbook.

2019 Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol: Engine specs
Previous 1.2L Ok12B New 1.2L Ok12B New 1.2L Ok12C Dualjet Sensible Hybrid
Engine displacement and kind four cyl, 1197cc four cyl, 1197cc four cyl, 1197cc
Energy 84hp at 6000rpm 83hp at 6000rpm 90hp at 6000rpm
Torque 115Nm at 4000rpm 113Nm at 4200rpm 113Nm at 4400rpm
Gentle hybrid tech No No Sure
Transmission 5-speed handbook/ CVT 5-speed handbook/ CVT 5-speed handbook

Gas effectivity

The ability output of the Ok12B engine is just not the one sufferer of the transfer to BS-VI rules. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno’s gasoline effectivity is rated at 21.01kpl for the Ok12B petrol engine when paired with the 5-speed handbook, and 19.56kpl paired with the CVT, which is a drop of Zero.39kpl and 1.84kpl, respectively, vis-à-vis the outgoing mannequin’s 21.4kpl determine.   

The Ok12C engine, nonetheless, shines on this division. The mild-hybrid system provides it idle start-stop and brake vitality recuperation capabilities. In consequence, the Baleno Dualjet Sensible Hybrid’s gasoline effectivity is rated at a considerably larger 23.87kpl, which is able to make it probably the most fuel-efficient variant within the Baleno line-up as soon as the 1.Three-litre DDiS200 diesel engine is phased out by April 2020.

2019 Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol: Gas effectivity
Previous 1.2L Ok12B New 1.2L Ok12B New 1.2L Ok12C Twin Jet Sensible Hybrid
Official Gas effectivity 21.4kpl (Guide/CVT) 21.01kpl (Guide)/ 19.56 (CVT) 23.87kpl (Guide)

Options

There aren’t any modifications to the options listing of the brand new Baleno. As it’s, the top-spec Alpha trim comes decently geared up with LED projector headlights and DRLs, dual-tone alloy wheels, energy adjustable and folding ORVMs, keyless entry and go, computerized local weather management and a 7.Zero-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. When it comes to security, the hatchback will get twin airbags, ABS, EBD, rear parking sensors, seat belt reminder, pace alert system and Isofix baby seat anchorages as normal.

Worth

The adoption of cleaner know-how for the petrol engines brings a hike in Maruti Suzuki Baleno costs. The up to date Ok12B variants are round Rs 12,000-20,000 dearer than earlier than, whereas the Dualjet variations (obtainable solely within the mid-spec Delta and Zeta trims) price a big Rs 89,000 greater than the equal Ok12B variants.

2019 Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol: Costs (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Previous 1.2L Ok12B New 1.2L Ok12B New 1.2L Ok12C Twin Jet Sensible
Baleno Sigma Rs 5.46 lakh Rs 5.58 lakh
Baleno Delta Rs 6.17 lakh Rs 6.36 lakh Rs 7.25 lakh
Baleno Delta CVT Rs 7.49 lakh Rs 7.68 lakh
Baleno Zeta Rs 6.85 lakh Rs 6.97 lakh Rs 7.86 lakh
Baleno Zeta CVT Rs eight.17 lakh Rs eight.29 lakh
Baleno Alpha Rs 7.45 lakh Rs 7.58 lakh
Baleno Alpha CVT Rs eight.77 lakh Rs eight.90 lakh

Solely time will inform if the cost-conscious Indian purchaser will favor the Baleno’s up to date Ok12B petrol engine or takes a liking to the extra fuel-efficient (albeit dearer) Sensible Hybrid model.

Suppose the Maruti Suzuki Baleno’s Sensible Hybrid variant is extra interesting than the usual Ok12B variant? Tell us within the feedback.  

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