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Vinay Pant, General Manager, Marketing, Maruti Suzuki, poses with the premium hatchback Baleno
Vinay Pant, General Manager, Marketing, Maruti Suzuki, poses with the premium hatchback Baleno

Chandigarh, October 26, 2015 (News Team): India's leading passenger vehicle company, Maruti Suzuki India Limited announced the global launch of its premium hatchback, Baleno, here today. The car comes with two engine options, both offering best-in-class fuel efficiency: the acclaimed DDiS 190 diesel engine (1.3 litre) with a fuel efficiency of 27.39 km/litre and the proven VVT Petrol (1.2 litre) with a fuel efficiency of 21.4 km/litre. Baleno also comes with a CVT option (Continuously Variable Transmission) in the petrol variant. 

While launching all new Baleno the General Manager-Marketing Vinay Pant said that Dynamic, energetic and premium Baleno is packed with features many of them being offered for the first time in the premium hatchback segment. It has won praise from experts for its superior ride and handling, safety, fuel efficiency and low vehicle noise and harshness. It is built on a brand new Suzuki platform which is lighter (by 100 kg), stronger (by 10%) and more rigid compared to existing platforms in the industry. He further said that at the introductory price announced by Maruti Suzuki today, Baleno offers substantially more value to customers and is set to redefine the premium hatchback segment in the country. He said that Baleno will be sold through NEXA, the new chain of premium exclusive automotive retail outlets recently launched by Maruti Suzuki.

While giving more detail about the Baleno he said that Baleno to be manufactured exclusively in India, Baleno will be sold in over 100 countries. Baleno comes with a sophisticated design and advanced technology. A lighter but stronger platform has helped Maruti Suzuki engineers to offer best in class fuel efficiency in petrol as well as diesel options. Further, ABS and dual airbags are offered as standard in all variants of Baleno.

Baleno is a real global model, to satisfy Maruti Suzuki's customers not only in India but also across global markets. It is a proud moment for the company that this model will be exported to Japan from India and is opening a new chapter in the long history of Maruti Suzuki. The Government of India has been always supporting to bring up India as a production hub of small cars. Now it's time to meet the "Make in India" expectations of the Government and Baleno is the first answer.

Baleno is the first car to offer Apple CarPlay in India. Apple CarPlay offers the best in car experience for iPhone users and lets the driver control all the multimedia functions via voice commands. It helps users to get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, listen to music and audio books through this remarkable user interface.

Baleno hosts an impressive array of advanced safety features. Built on Suzuki's Total Effective Control Technology (TECT), this premium hatchback offers an optimum package of safety and stability. Extensive use of High Tensile Steel makes the body stronger, safer and lighter. Dual airbags, seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters, front disc brakes with ABS and EBD are available on Baleno from base variant onwards. Driver seat belt reminder buzzer with lamp and rear parking sensors with camera are among the other safety features on Baleno.

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