2022 Maruti Baleno Facelift will get a 1.5-liter engine from Brezza
Details of the new generation of Maruti Baleno have revealed that the next car will receive Brezza’s 1.5-liter engine.
The next-gen Maruti Baleno is one of the most anticipated cars of 2022. Now Maruti Suzuki India Ltd is busy preparing a full facelift for its popular hatchback. Several visuals of the upcoming car’s revised aesthetics have appeared online. Now, our internal MSIL sources have revealed that the Baleno’s top-of-the-line trim will get an optional 1.5-liter K-series gasoline engine from Brezza with the exact same specs. The premium hatchback is also expected to cost more than the current generation Baleno which sells in a price range of Rs 5.99 to Rs 9.45 lakh (ex-showroom). He will face Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz and Tata Altroz. Here’s everything we know about the Maruti Baleno 2022 facelift:
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On the exterior, the 2022 Maruti Baleno will feature a larger and wider grille (extending all the way to the headlight assembly). Newly designed fog light housings will be matched with new headlights (with an L-shaped wrap-around design). There is a new chrome liner around the greenhouse that curves upward around the rear quarter window area. The rear panel also features sleeker L-shaped taillights, a new tailgate and a reshaped rear bumper. Overall, the hatchback has a wider center air intake up front and looks a lot sharper than the current curvy version.
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Under the hood, the 2022 Maruti Baleno will continue to draw power from the 1.2-liter K-series engine that powers the current model. However, the top-of-the-line Alpha trim will be available with a 1.5-liter K-Series gasoline engine option. This engine produces 103 hp of power and 138 Nm of torque. Basically it’s the same engine as the Maruti Vitara Brezza. It will be paired with a five-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission with Smart Hybrid technology. The current version comes with an 83 hp 1.2-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine which will remain unchanged. For the transmission, you can choose between a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic.
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In addition, the interior of the new Maruti Baleno will also be completely overhauled. It would feature an all-new dashboard with a layered design and a standalone 9-inch touchscreen. The new infotainment system will come with an integrated SIM card for a suite of connected car features (real-time tracking, intrusion detection, towing alert, find your car, geofencing, etc.). The Maruti Baleno is one of the most spacious cars in its segment. However, the new model should get a better quality of material for the interiors. Additional features will include cruise control, automated headlights, automated windshield wipers, wireless Apple CarPlay / Android Auto, new instrument cluster, revised MID, new switchgear for climate controls, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and sleeker AC air vents (positioned horizontally below the infotainment screen).
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