Maruti Baleno Alpha Automatic Variant has been launched after much demand in the market and Maruti continues to offer the same engine but now with more features
Country’s largest car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki India has introduced the automatic (CVT gearbox) option in the top variant, called Alpha of its premium hatchback, the Baleno. Launched today at a price of Rs. 8,34,052 (Ex-Delhi), Baleno Alpha CVT will offer high-end variant features of the Alpha variant including the smartphone mirror display compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Ever since the launch in October 2015, Maruti has sold more than 200,000 units of the Baleno. The premium hatchback has commanded the leadership position in the the segment with a record sale of 100,000 units in less than one year which is the highest in recent time when compared to competition. The manufacturer has sold this model through its NEXA dealership which are less in count but people have made sure they get their hands on this best looking and performing vehicle in its class.
The manufacturer was earlier only offering the Baleno CVT in the middle variant, but after much criticism and demand, it is here in the top-end variant. Most manufacturer continue to stay away from this decision even at a later stage, but Maruti Suzuki has brought into the market. The Baleno continues to be a feature loaded vehicle with great interior and exterior design that is wooing people to its premium dealerships.
Comparisons with higher category vehicles is obvious with this vehicle and being a Maruti it is clearly taken off like smaller products in the market. The Car continues with the same 1.2 litre K-series engine which makes 85 BHP of power and 113 Nm of torque.
The car continues with a manual 5-speed gearbox and the CVT now comes in the top-end variant. 21.4 km/l is the rated fuel-economy of this hatchback and it almost inline with the RS and other the manual gearbox variant of this particular engine itself. Maruti should find buyers for this variant and the sales should stay on par as it is right now.