Maruti Suzuki did a bold experiment with Swift’s design that is still successful till date. All the cars that came after that were kept in safe zone. With the response to Hyundai Elite i20 and Hyundai Creta, Ford Ecosports and Renault Kwid, it became clear that even the design for the mass segment is becoming the most important. Now Maruti Suzuki’s design team has presented its most stylish car so far. From the Japanese style, considered to be safe, introduced the European luxury car ballano. Let’s see, how’s Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
There is a good rapport between elegans and boldness here. A flow remains from the front of the car to the back. Talking about trends, nowadays, most companies give a very prominent and bold look to the car’s front. But those Aggressions will not be seen here. Side profile gives a bigger picking filling. The back of the car makes it work with a luxury car look. If you see a glimpse of a luxury car in your mass segment car, then it’s a good thing.
Standard features have been given from Safety Features Base variant like Dual Airbags, ABS-EBD. Projector headlamps with DRL will be available. There is also an option of UV cut glasses, which it claims is that it can prevent UV rays from coming in the cabin up to 85%. Multi-Information Display is also quite unique here and it can be customized to many features. Apart from this, many features are available such as Tilt & Telescopic Steering, Push Button Start, Reverse Camera, Auto Dimming IRVM.
Apple Car Play:
Its the most unique thing is the Apple Car Play. It has been introduced for the first time in a car in India. This is a great option for those who keep the iPhone. It has been integrated with 7-inch touch screen smartplay infotainment system with good sound quality. Once you have synchronized with it, you can take advantage of Apple’s Siri Voice Control. In addition to calling and music control, text messages can also be given by reply. Apart from this, smart smartphones can be connected to other smartphones.
With this segment’s car, we expected a diesel engine of 90 bhp, but at present, there will be a power of 75 bhp with a 1.3 liter engine, which has already supplied its capacity in cars like Swift and Dzire. Less power will be available here than competition, but light clutch and linear power delivery also make it suitable for city driving. There is a claim of 27.39 kmpl mileage which can be its major USP.
With a speed of 1.2 liter petrol engine and 5 speed manual gearbox, the Maruti car will also have the option of CVT automatic gearbox for the first time. The manual gearbox did not make us smoother, but the performance of CVT not only provides a comfortable ride in the city traffic but it also enjoys running on the highway. But you will also get CVT in the above-mentioned variant and you will have to work without many high end features including Apple Car Play.
Ride and handling:
Baleno is built on Suzuki’s new ads platform. Which makes it 10 percent stronger and 100 kg light. If you are convinced of Swift’s handling, then this car will make you happy. We saw this on a very sharp turn, driving in a fast speed and holding on to its road remained superb. Its ride quality does not bother even on very bad roads.
Source: Maruti Baleno Review