Maruti Suzuki has been testing the Baleno hatchback for quite some time. A test mule speculated to be a strong hybrid model was spotted in December with strain gauge apparatus. But the car was not seen with any cosmetic changes. For the first time, images of a development mule have emerged on the internet with camouflage covers. These covers appear to hide the new details that will debut in the near future.
2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno – Exterior Updates
According to the spy shots, the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno will come with an extensive update and not just a minor facelift that we saw in 2019. The Baleno will use the same body shell, but the tail lamps are likely to come with new light signatures and a new design that is squarish than before.
The brand is also likely to change the alloy wheel design, and the rear bumper may also get a new shape. The front of the Baleno is likely to receive the majority of the changes. The brand is likely to employ a new grille, update the bumper design and update the light signatures. Although we cannot confirm the changes at this time, as spy shots from the front are not available.
2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno – Interior Updates
On the inside, the new Baleno is likely to come with a new dashboard design, a new steering wheel and updates to the seat upholstery. The brand is also likely to employ an advanced touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto integration, wireless smartphone charging and a fully digital instruments cluster.
2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno – Engine Updates
The brand may not make any changes to the mechanical bits. The engine and running gear is likely to carry over from the current Baleno. The strong hybrid model is not likely to come with this model update. The Baleno will continue with the 1.2-litre petrol engine that makes 83 Hp of power. Another 1.2-litre 12V mild-hybrid is also on offer, tuned to produce 90 Hp of power.
2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno – Launch Time & Competition
Expect the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno to arrive by February 2022. The car will compete with the Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz, and Tata Altroz.