The Baleno is currently the best-selling premium hatchback in India, people loving its combination of fuel efficient engines and a spacious interior. The Baleno has become a favourite among modifiers too, like this dual-tone example.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno was the auto giant’s first offering in the premium hatchback segment, launching in 2016 through Maruti’s exclusive NEXA showrooms. Even though it is getting a bit old, with new rivals like the third-generation Hyundai i20 and the Tata Altroz arriving, the Baleno remains a popular buy. In fact, it was the second-highest selling vehicle in India in 2020, second only to its smaller sibling the Swift. The Baleno’s blend of feature-packed trims, great reliability, a spacious interior, worry-free after-sales experience makes a no-brainer choice in the segment. Maruti’s premium hatchback is also becoming quite popular among the modifying community as aftermarket parts are fairly easily available. Today we came across one such example.
The pictures of this modified Maruti Baleno has been uploaded by modified_in. The first thing you will notice is the new grey and fluorescent green paint scheme and the new front bumpers. The front-end also gets a new splitter while there’s new led DRLs added to the headlamps. It also gets new projector fog lamps and led lights on the lower front grille. The Baleno also gets a new tow strap in fluorescent green while going through a de-chroming process as well. Over to the side, the hatchback gets new underbody lighting and there are new aftermarket 6-spoke dual-tone alloys with low-profile tyres. Though pictures of the interior haven’t been uploaded, you can see the cabin getting the same fluorescent green on the pillars. This is quite a tastefully done modification, looking eye-catching without going over the top.
Prices for the Maruti Baleno range between Rs 5.90 lakh – Rs 9.10 lakh, ex-showroom. The hatchback is offered with two powertrain options, both 1.2-litre petrol units. The K series motor churns out 83 PS and 113 Nm of peak power and torque while the Dualjet engine produces max power and torque 90 PS and 113 Nm, respectively. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual or a CVT auto. The Dualjet engine comes with Smart Hybrid tech which enables the Baleno to have an idle start/stop feature that gives it an ARAI rated fuel efficiency figure of 23.87 kmpl.