Baleno 2022 Launch Date & Expected Price

The latest images of the new Baleno 2022 have emerged online. This premium hatchback from the world’s largest carmaker looks stunning with a complete exterior makeover. No doubt, the launch date for Baleno 2022 will be announced soon.

Maruti Baleno 2022

Maruti Baleno 2022 Launch Date may fall in the first quarter

All the major auto news portals are talking about the new Baleno 2022. The car looks entirely different right from the front to the rear. The vehicle in the image looks like a production car indicating that the launch date is not far.

About Maruti Baleno

The Maruti Baleno is India’s top-selling premium-hatch back manufactured by Maruti Suzuki India Limited. MSIL rolled out the Baleno in 2015, and as of December 2021, it sold one million Baleno’s worldwide. This premium hatchback received a minor facelift in 2019.

Maruti Suzuki India exports its Baleno car to several countries such as – UAE, Omen, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and several European countries.

Interestingly, Maruti Baleno is the first product from the Maruti Suzuki India portfolio to be exported to Japan. It should be noted that the parent company Suzuki Motor Corporation is based in Japan.

What do we know about up-coming Baleno?

The New Baleno 2022 engine setup will remain the same as the outgoing Baleno model.

1.2L VVT Petrol1197 CC
1.2L Dualjet Dial VVT1197 CC
Maruti Baleno Petrol Engine Options

However, there’s going to be a significant update inside the cabin. We expect the plastic quality to be better in the all-new Baleno 2022.

When it comes to the exterior, there will be a drastic change in the front facia giving Baleno 2022 a brand new look.

The on-road price for the new Maruti Baleno may fall between Rs. 6 to 10 Lakhs ex-showroom cost.

What do experts think about existing Baleno?

The top-selling premium hatchback has its share of positives and negatives.

Let’s begin with a positive note. Maruti Baleno is the most affordable premium car that looks stunning from all sides. This sporty-looking car falls in a price bracket of Rs. 5.9 lakh to Rs. 9.10 Lakh ex-showroom makes a perfect hatchback for a family of five.

It’s big, spacious, and even a 6 ft. tall person can sit comfortably at the rear cabin. The car has a best-in-class boot space to carry all the luggage for a family vacation. Moreover, it has an excellent fuel efficiency of up to 20 km per liter.

The Maruti Baleno is fun to drive in the city and on the highway and thanks to the powerful engine, smooth gearbox, and light clutch. 

The test car didn’t even have the armrest and headrest in the rear cabin. But there is room for improvements in Baleno, such as better plastic quality, LED bulbs, and sunroofs like in the Hyundai i20. Hope to see these in the new Baleno 2022.

Maruti Baleno Crash Test

However, the most worrying part is the Maruti Baleno crash test report published by Deccan Herald on 28th October 2021. According to the report, Baleno scored “Zero” in the Latin NCAP crash test.

Maruti Baleno scored zero stars in the crash test because of the poor side impact protection, lack of (standard) side head protection airbags, and no child restraint system (CRS).  – News Courtesy Deccan Herald

Suzuki Baleno Crash Test Video

Maruti Baleno Crash Test “Latin NCAP crash test.”

What to expect from the Baleno 2022?

We know that all new Baleno 2022 will look stunning, modern, and powerful. We know there will be a drastic change from the front facia to every detail in the interiors.

But the ultimate question is whether the Baleno 2022 pass the crash test. If it manages, how many stars?

Baleno 2022 competitors

The immediate competition to Baleno 2022 is the Toyota Glanza which is nothing but a copy of the Beleno with Toyota standards. Of course, there will be a difference in the pricing. It is up to the customers to choose their favorite brand.

The upcoming Citroen C3, as big as the Maruti Baleno, can be a competitor. Since we don’t know about the actual on-road price of these two cars, it is too early to determine how tough the competition will be. You can also consider Hyundai I20, but it costs slightly higher than the Maruti Baleno.

Let’s Conclude

The new Baleno 2022 will be entirely different from the outgoing Baleno and will be on the road soon. However, there is no change in the engine capacity. But the question is, will Baleno 2022 pass the crash tests?

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