A total of 18592 units of the Baleno were sold in the Indian market in India in February 2023 after the brand registered a growth of 48% in the total sales volume of this premium hatchback
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is one of the best-selling cars in the country and is offered as feature-rich and practical rivals like the Tata Altroz, Hyundai i20, Toyota Glanza, and the now ageing Honda Jazz. Having said this, the new Baleno recently became the best-selling car in India after leaving behind the Maruti Suzuki Swift. For those wondering, while Maruti sold a total of 18592 units of the Baleno in February 2023, only 18412 units of the Swift were sold in India while a total of 18114 units of the Alto found buyers in the country last month. Having said this, here are all the factors that have helped the new Maruti Suzuki Baleno become the best-selling car in India in February 2023.
Maruti Baleno Becomes The Best Selling Car In India
To start with, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is one of the best-looking cars in the segment and it has always been one of the strongest parameters that help the Baleno dominate the competition. In addition to this, the Baleno is also offered in a number of trim options which not only make it more VFM and affordable but also make it more practical for the buyers as they have the freedom to choose the right variant depending on their individual requirements. Other than this, the Baleno also boasts a strong road presence and the dimensions make it a perfect choice for anyone looking for a companion for daily commutes as well as highway journeys.
On the features front, the new Maruti Suzuki Baleno is offered with a 22.86 cm SmartPlay Pro+ touchscreen infotainment system with features like wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay. In addition to this, it is also offered with many other features like HUD, semi-digital instrument console, LED projector headlights, LED DRLs, machine-cut alloy wheels, push-button start, connected car tech, and more. A comfortable cabin and a long features list further help the Baleno impress buyers and offer an impressive in-cabin experience.
The new Maruti Suzuki Baleno is offered with a 1.2L K Series Dual Jet, Dual VVT Engine with Idle Start Stop (ISS) system. This engine churns out a peak power output of 89.7 PS and a maximum torque output of 113 Nm. This engine is offered with either a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. The premium hatchback is also offered with a 1.2L CNG engine that delivers 77.4 PS of peak power and 98.5 Nm torque in the CNG mode. The CNG engine is only offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox only. More details are mentioned below in the table:
|Baleno PETROL||Baleno S-CNG|
|Engine Capacity (cc)||1197||1197|
|Max Power||66 kW @ 6000 rpm or 89.7 PS @ 6000 rpm||66 kW @ 6000 rpm or 89.7 PS@ 6000 rpm (Petrol Mode) and 57 kW @ 6000 rpm or 77.4 PS @ 6000 rpm (CNG Mode)|
|Max Torque (Nm@rpm)||113 @ 4400||113 @ 4400 (Petrol Mode), 98.5 @ 4300 (CNG Mode)|
|Number of Cylinders||4||4|
|Power steering type||Electric, Rack & Pinion type||Electric, Rack & Pinion type|
|Fuel-Efficiency (km/l)***||22.35 (MT), 22.94 (AMT) km/l***||30.61 km/kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||37||Petrol: 37, CNG: 55 (Water Equivalent)|
In all, there are a number of factors that contribute to the Baleno’s success in the country including its stellar design language, practical, comfortable and feature-rich cabin, reliable and fuel-efficient powertrain options, and dependable after-sales support. A detailed Maruti Baleno price list is given below in the table-
|MARUTI BALENO DELTA CNG 1.2L 5MT||₹ 8,30,000.00|
|MARUTI BALENO ZETA CNG 1.2L 5MT||₹ 9,23,000.00|
|Baleno Sigma Petrol||₹ 6,56,000.00|
|Baleno Delta Petrol||₹ 7,40,000.00|
|Baleno Delta Petrol AGS||₹ 7,95,000.00|
|Baleno Zeta Petrol||₹ 8,33,000.00|
|Baleno Zeta Petrol AGS||₹ 8,88,000.00|
|Baleno Alpha Petrol||₹ 9,28,000.00|
|Baleno Alpha Petrol AGS||₹ 9,83,000.00|
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