India’s leading and most favourite car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki have updated their popular premium hatchback mechanically. The Baleno now gets a new engine along with the brands smart hybrid system. The Baleno is now offered with a 1.2L Dualjet, Dual VVT BS VI compliant engine with SHVS. The Baleno will be sold via Nexa outlets.
The BS VI compliant engine, is only this new 1.2L DUALJET motor, and not the diesel version which is on sale and the other baseline 1.2L petrol engine. Maruti Suzuki ever since the launch of the Baleno have found more than 5.5 lakh buyers.
With this update, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno becomes India’s only premium hatchback with smart hybrid function. The rivals, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo, Ford Figo and the likes do not have such tech on offer. The Baleno 1.2L DUALJET SHVS gets the Lithium-Ion battery as we have seen on the Ciaz.
Maruti Suzuki is claiming a mileage figure of 23.87 km/l for this version.
Features of SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle System) with Lithium-Ion battery:
- Torque assist which helps in better acceleration and reducing fuel consumption (increasing mileage)
- Idle-Start-Stop for automatically turning off and switching on the engine at halts to reduce fuel consumption
- Brake energy regeneration to power for the above mentioned functions
The BS VI petrol engine will result in nearly 25% less NOx emissions and will also limit the Non-Methane Hydrocarbons (NMHC) emissions. This has also made the exhaust gas after-treatment system more durable. The engine hardware and software have been updated along with the exhaust systems for BS VI compliance. The 1.2L DUALJET motor gets better and precise fuel-injection control making use of multiple sensors.
The Baleno 1.2L DUALJET SHVS will be sold in Zeta & Delta variants.
|New Baleno Ex-showroom price (Delhi) in Rs. Lakh|
|Variants||Baleno 1.2 VVT BS VI||Baleno 1.2 DUALJET DUAL VVT Smart Hybrid BS VI|