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Maruti Suzuki Baleno CNG launched at Rs 8.28 lakh | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

The Baleno, together with the XL6, are the primary factory-fitted CNG fashions from Maruti’s Nexa chain.

Maruti Suzuki has launched the CNG-powered Baleno in India with costs ranging from Rs 8.28 lakh, going as much as Rs 9.21 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Maruti Baleno is the primary premium hatchback in its class to be supplied with a factory-fitted CNG package. In comparison with its petrol counterpart, the Baleno CNG instructions a premium of Rs 95,000 for every corresponding trim. This, together with the XL6 CNG, are the primary Nexa fashions to get the CNG therapy.

  • Baleno CNG is accessible in Delta and Zeta trims
  • First CNG-powered automobile from Maruti’s Nexa chain
  • Makes use of the identical 1.2-litre engine with a drop in energy output

This is an in depth take a look at the costs of the Baleno and the way it compares with its petrol-powered counterpart. 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno value (ex-showroom)
Trims CNG value Petrol value Distinction
Delta Rs 8.28 lakh Rs 7.33 lakh Rs 95,000
Zeta Rs 9.21 lakh Rs 8.26 lakh Rs 95,000

Maruti Suzuki Baleno CNG: engine and gas effectivity

The Baleno CNG makes use of the identical 1.2-litre, four-cylinder, Okay12N engine as the usual hatchback, however in CNG-spec, it produces 77.5hp and 98.5Nm versus the 90hp and 113Nm of torque it produces in petrol guise. The Baleno CNG will get a 55-litre CNG tank within the boot, which suggests boot capability can be considerably compromised in comparison with its petrol-counterpart.

As is the case with most CNG fashions, the Baleno CNG is simply accessible with a 5-speed guide transmission, and never the AMT. Maruti claims the Baleno CNG can ship a gas financial system of 30.61km/kg.

The Baleno CNG may even spawn a Toyota by-product – the Glanza CNG. The latter, which is anticipated to be supplied in three trims, may even see its value announcement quickly. 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno CNG: trims and options

Maruti is providing the factory-fitted CNG package on the Baleno solely on the mid-spec Delta and Zeta trims. In distinction, Toyota is anticipated to supply the Glanza CNG in three trims, together with the top-spec V trim. Subsequently, a Glanza CNG’s top-end will possible be extra function geared up than the Baleno CNG.

Nonetheless, the Baleno CNG in its Zeta trim comes pretty effectively geared up with options like LED projector headlamps, 16-inch alloys, 7.0-inch infotainment system with SmartPlay Professional+ system, voice assistant, related automobile tech with OTA updates, begin/cease button, 6 airbags and a rear-view digital camera.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno CNG: rivals

The Baleno CNG will see direct competitors from the upcoming Toyota Glanza CNG. The Baleno additionally competes with the Tata Altroz, Hyundai i20 and Honda Jazz, however the latter three aren’t supplied with a factory-fitted CNG package.

Additionally within the pipeline is a CNG model of the Brezza compact SUV, which can be anticipated to be the primary CNG mannequin that shall be supplied with an computerized gearbox.  

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