The Maruti Suzuki Baleno has recently gotten a facelift in our market. Suzuki is also known to manufacture and export cars from India. Recently the Baleno has been launched as a crossover in Columbia. The car is made in India itself and gets some accessories so as to get the necessary changes to be a crossover. Find out the exact changes and more about the Baleno cross below.

Baleno cross design

The major difference between the standard Baleno and the Baleno crossover are the accessories that the car gets. It will get roof bars, side moulding and mud guards. Like the regular hatchback, it has a length and width of 3,995 mm and 1,745 mm respectively. It is 35 mm taller with a height of 1,505 mm. The car has also been launched in its facelifted form and therefore it gets the new bumpers as well as the new lights on the along with different alloy wheels.

baleno cross

Engine and transmission

The Baleno cross will be offered in the same 1.4 litre petrol version. It puts out 95 bhp and 130nm of torque. This 1.4-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder is offered with a standard 5-speed manual transmission and an optional four speed automatic transmission.

Baleno cross features

The Suzuki Baleno Cross is available in a single ‘GL’ trim with features like halogen projector headlamps, electrically adjustable ORVMs, 16-inch alloy wheels, height-adjustable driver’s seat and steering wheel, audio system with four speakers and two tweeters and power windows with one-touch function for the driver window.

baleno cross

Pricing and competition

The new premium hatchback is priced at COP 49,990,000, which converts to INR 9,11,538. The car competes with premium hatchbacks such as the Hyundai i20 and the Tata Altroz in India.

2020 Maruti Baleno Smart Hybrid

The car offered in Columbia will not get this technology, but the Progressive Smart Hybrid Technology with Lithium-ion battery helps in the following –

  • Torque assist function: The energy stored in the lithium-ion battery assists during acceleration
    delivering optimal acceleration and performance without compromising on fuel efficiency.
  • Idle start-stop function: The engine automatically stops when idle and silently starts when the
    optimal conditions are met. This helps in increasing Fuel- Efficiency.
  • Brake energy regeneration function: When the vehicle decelerates, the Smart Hybrid
    technology intelligently charges the batteries which in turn assist the engine’s idle start-stop and
    the torque assists functions.

This complete Smart Hybrid technology is not just a technology that is for a marketing gimmick but actually does work well. This technology improves the economy and gives a performance without compromising on fuel consumption. The only downside is that the Batteries add some weight but it is not noticeable.

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