From the launch, The Maruti Baleno premium hatchback has just received its most significant update. The exterior design has been modified, especially the front face. The new Baleno added a lot of official accessories for personalisation and also has a rigged version of the existing model.
Let’s have a closer look at all the accessories and array of personalisation available with the upgraded hatchback :
Chrome garnishes are the mainstay of car accessories which are added along with the front bumper and the top edge of the grille. There’s also the option of blacked-out details, such as bumper corner protectors, front fender garnish, and a black front bumper garnish.
Baleno gets a new wider grille with a unique mesh featuring a chrome garnish around it. This along with the revamped bumper has completely refreshed the Baleno’s front fascia
The new model also gets auto LED projector headlamps. But this time, the lights are sleeker and sharper. Even the DRLs are new with three LED lighting elements.
At the back, you see new split LED tail lamps, mimicking the three elements of the DRL. The bumper has been tweaked with the reflectors slightly repositioned.
The Baleno is now available in four new colour options, including Opulent Red, Grandeur Grey, Luxe Beige, and Splendid Silver.
The cabin has received a major overhaul with an all-new dual-tone black/blue dashboard layout with silver highlights. The silver inserts are further seen on the steering wheel, door handles, and gearbox covering. The Baleno on display featured the illuminated ‘Nexa’ branding on the sill guard along with the all-weather grooves mat.
The Baleno is the first Maruti to receive the new SmartPlay Pro+ touchscreen infotainment system. It gets a 9-inch free-standing unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The hatch further gains an Arkamys-tuned sound system, connected car technology with limited remote control, Alexa connect, rear AC vents, new climate control panel, and an updated instrument cluster.
The Baleno's segment-first feature includes a pop-up heads-up display, similar to the one seen in the Mini Cooper. The HUD shows information such as speed, fuel consumption, climate control status, clock, and gear positioning.
Maruti is offering the new Baleno with six airbags, a segment-first 360-degree camera.
Maruti has replaced the pre-facelift model’s refined CVT gearbox with a more fuel-efficient 5-speed AMT.