2019 Maruti Baleno facelift

The 2019 Maruti Baleno is being planned. The Baleno has heated up the premium hatchback segment. It is economical, feature loaded and spacious.The Baleno has good appeal due to its large size and the road presence is also impressive. Interior space is one of its USPs. The hatchback is sold from the Nexa Experience showrooms of Maruti. We had shared the Baleno production images for the very first time in November 2014. The car was codenamed ‘YRA’ then. Baleno name was later finalized for this hatchback. The facelift of the Baleno will mark three years of its launch. A new 1.5-litre petrol with a new six-speed gearbox is expected to be seen on this car.

The Maruti Baleno is somewhat an aspirational car for many.It is a good combination of performance and fuel efficiency. It is priced well and also provides loads of space, for a hatchback. With a petrol and diesel options, customers are spoilt for choice. The 2019 Maruti Baleno will get styling updates, which will make it stand out. There will be more features added and the lower variants will get features from the top variant as well. In 2019, the Baleno will complete 3 years of its lifecycle and hence will be getting an update. The Hyundai Elite i20 facelift has already been launched, hence, Maruti will try to speed up launch of the new Baleno.

The design of the Baleno will not change it will be the same as the present model. Some styling updates will bee seen though. This will also attract customers once again in large numbers. There are rumors that it might get a new 1.5-litre diesel engine. There will not be much difference in the pricing as well. The current Baleno is priced aggressively and comes feature loaded and so will the 2019 Maruti Baleno facelift. What is the 2019 Maruti Baleno all about? Will it be a better buy than the current one? Read further to know more.

2019 Maruti Baleno Price in India

2019 Maruti Baleno

Price (on-road)

Minimum Price

₹ 5.8 lakhs

Maximum Price

₹10 lakhs

The 2019 Maruti Baleno will also be priced aggressively, just like the existing car.  It will cost between ₹ 5.8 lakhs and ₹ 10 lakhs (on-road, Delhi). The hatchback will get a few more features and a tweak in styling. The new Maruti Baleno will be exported to European markets, apart from being sold in India.

2019 Maruti Baleno Launch Date

ModelLaunch Date
2019 Maruti BalenoMay 2019

The New Baleno is expected to arrive sometime in by mid 2019. This will be around the month of May. Maruti will try to expedite launching this facelift version, to reap maximum benefits..

2019 Maruti Baleno Dimensions

Dimensions
Length3995 mm
Width1745 mm
Height1500 mm
Wheelbase2520 mm
Ground Clearance170 mm
Kerb Weight890 kg

There will not be any changes in the dimensions of the car. It will be identical to the current model. The Baleno is a spacious hatchback and offers good road presence too.

 2019 Maruti Baleno Specifications

 Specifications
Engine 11.2-litre VVT Petrol
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Torque[email protected] RPM
Engine 21.3-litre DDiS Diesel
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Transmission6-speed manual / CVT

There are also speculations that there will be a new 1.5-litre engine introduced in the Baleno facelift. This engine is developed by Suzuki and will also power other cars like the new Ertiga and Ciaz. A new six-speed transmission will also make it to the balloon in all probability.

Also Read: Hyundai Elite i20 facelift 

2019 Maruti Baleno Interiors

The 2019 Maruti Baleno have the same interiors as earlier. The basic black theme will continue. The only major change will be the addition of new upholstery. The seat fabrics and leather will be revised. The top end variant will get new leather seats too. The leather on the steering wheel and gear knobs will be of better quality. The steering wheel also might see a change. The dashboard layout will be the same. There will be a more advance touchscreen audio system in place. It will have Car Play and Android Auto additionally, it will also be able to connect with various apps to control few features of the car.

The 2019 Maruti Baleno will also get rear AC vents which will also have blower control. There will also be fast charging USB ports available for the rear passengers. Maruti may also enhance the seat cushions for better comfort. There will be no change in the head room or leg room and it will continue to be a spacious car.

2019 Maruti Baleno Design

The Maruti Baleno 2019 will retain its basic design. It will get a minor facelift in 2019. Baleno is a relatively new model, globally, hence the same platform and design will continue at least till 2023. Cosmetic changes will be done to the car, though, to bring in some freshness in the new model. It will get a new front end. This includes a new front grille, which will look sportier. The headlamps will also have new projectors and will probably have better illumination. The LED daytime running lights also will be in a new shape, embedded within the headlamp assembly.

Premium Silver Maruti Baleno

There will be change from the side, but it will get new alloy wheels and also new wheel covers for lower variants. The  front and rear bumpers will be redesigned and look sharper. The rear will not see any much change, except that it will have new taillamps.

2019 Maruti Baleno Model Engine

The engines of the 2019 Maruti Baleno will remain the same and there will be no change in them. These are a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre diesel. Both will be offered with five-speed manual, while the petrol will continue to have the CVT option too. The petrol engine will have great performance, complimented by the light weight of the car. The performance of the petrol engine is currently the best in its segment. The engine is highly refined and it has good power power on offer too. At the same time, this engine packs in generous torque too. There will an option of the Baleno RS too which has a 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine. This will be aimed at enthusiastic drivers who like performance cars.

The Maruti Baleno diesel is a 1.3-litre unit which will produce 75bhp of power. It will get a five-speed manual gearbox. This is very competitive engine and Maruti would like to continue with it.  With the lower weight of the car, it performs well too and is fuel efficient. There are also rumors about a new 1.5-litre diesel unit making its way in to the Baleno. If so, this will replace the 1.3-litre, Fiat-sourced engine.

2019 Maruti Baleno Mileage

2019 Maruti Baleno Mileage

EngineMileage
Petrol in City13 km/l
Petrol on Highway16 km/l
Diesel in city16 km/l
Diesel on Highway22 km/l

 

The Maruti Baleno is a very fuel efficient car. For the petrol engine, this will return about 13 km/l in the city and about 16km/l on the highway. The 2019 Maruti Baleno CVT will return 11 km/l in the city and about 14km/l on the highway. The diesel engine, on the other hand will return close to 16 km/l in the city and about 19 km/l on the highway. This is built on a lighter platform thus has a major weight reduction, which results in better fuel efficiency.

2019 Maruti Baleno Competition

The 2019 Maruti Baleno facelift will compete with the recently launched 2018 Hyundai Elite i20, the new Volkswagen Polo, and the facelifted Honda Jazz.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Need rear AC… Sliding armrest in front seats like elite i20… rear seat armrest… and cover for under the engine space…

  2. Improving ground clearance for the Facelift Baleno would be great and please improve the smoothness especially for the rear passengers as there seems to be a vibration or roughness.

  3. Kindly release the Baleno Facelift with rear AC, Android auto play, Leather Seats, retaining the best mileage in the segment, LED rear lamp and rear fog lamp, Halogen head light as a minimum requirement in 2018 to be the segment leader in India. Awaiting the Top end Petrol CVT Facelift in 2018. Thanks Suzuki.

  4. Baleno Facelift???…..It is too premature to comment on this….Maruti cannot even bring out a petrol variant ot Brezza ……Now what is the fun in a facelift……for Baleno??

  5. Why not baleno launch new model with 180 to 190mm ground clearance?

    I like baleno model but due to low ground clearence I am confused to buy this

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