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Maruti Baleno prices likely to rise post festive season

Maruti Baleno prices likely to rise post festive season
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Tuesday 27 October 2015, 15:30 PM

The newly launched Baleno hatchback from Maruti Suzuki making its debute during the festive season is indeed the talk of town. Moreover, its lucrative starting price tag of Rs 4.99 Lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi) steals the limelight in its segment. At this price point, the company not only offers a car with a whole new design but also with standard safety features like dual airbags, seatbelts with pretensioners and ABS with EBD.

Speaking more on the pricing aspect, when compared to the its competitors, the Baleno commands a lower price of around Rs 37,000 to about Rs 38,000 on the i20 and Jazz respectively. Sources have indicated that the company may hike the prices across trims post the festive season this year. It is not known with certainty when the prices would go up as the company has not officially announced the same. Speaking more on the occasion, Partho Banerjee, Senior Vice President (NEXA Channel), Marketing & Sales, said, “This is an introductory offer. We are going to, very soon, revise the prices. In fact, on a lighter note it is more of a Diwali gift to our Indian customers from Maruti Suzuki.”

The new Baleno has been launched in petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version gets a 1.2-litre VVT engine that generates about 83bhp of power and 115Nm of torque. The petrol variant returns a fuel efficiency figure of about 21.4km/l. The diesel version gets a 1.3-litre DDiS 190 engine that generates 74bhp of power and 190Nm of torque. The diesel returns about 27.39km/l. The former is comes mated to five-speed manual transmission, while the petrol comes with an optional CVT transmission apart from the regular manual transmission.

Source – ACI

 

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