Maruti is preparing for its most awaited launch of the year. The new update of their bestselling hatchback Baleno. The facelift version of Baleno will see its India launch in February 2022. Baleno is sold through Maruti’s premium network Nexa and the retail chain has already started accepting bookings for the 2022 Baleno. Moreover, the production of the upcoming Baleno has commenced in MSILs production facility in Gujarat.
Below are the important highlights of the upcoming Baleno.
The 2022 Baleno comes with a complete exterior overhaul. Maruti has made design updates for almost all exterior panels. The front grille comes integrated into the L-shaped headlamps. The rear taillamp also gets an L-shape form and LED lighting. The overall design styling is bold and boxy similar to the new S-Cross. The new-gen hatchback is more aggressive and competent in terms of design when compared to its predecessor.
The Baleno comes with a fully redesigned sculpt dashboard and a free-standing infotainment screen taking the centre stage. Furthermore, this system supports all the modern connectivity options such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, etc. The car will also come equipped with a heads-up display unit or HUD. This system will display all the vital information for the driver and cannot be customized like the ones seen on luxury vehicles.
2022 Baleno: Superior safety
Maruti is prioritizing driver and passenger safety. The new Baleno will be built on a stronger grade of steel to strengthen the structure. It will also get up to six airbags on the high-end variants – driver and passenger airbags along with curtain bags, both for the front and rear passengers. High-end models could also see safety features such as Electronic Stability Program (ESP).
2022 Baleno: Hybrid Powertrain
The 2022 Baleno will continue to feature the 1.2-litre petrol engines seen in the previous version integrated with a 12v mild-hybrid technology. Moreover, we expect Maruti to bring a full hybrid version of the Baleno sometime in the future. The manual gearbox will be the same as the previous-gen model. However, Maruti might replace the current version’s CVT gearbox with an AMT unit seen in the Swift.