Maruti Suzuki may soon launch all-electric hybrid variant of Baleno (file photo)
Indian automakers Maruti Suzuki India may be looking to launch the electric and hybrid variant of its premium hatchback Baleno. However, the company has already announced that it will be launching the all-electric version of WagonR in India.
Maruti has been shipping the hybrid variants of Baleno to several international markets already for over the last three years now.
A video of the testing car has surfaced over the internet where the whole design and looks of the premium hatchback is same except a ‘Smart Hybrid’ badge which could be seen in the video.
Meanwhile, the 2019 Baleno sport a 1.2-litre petrol which can produce 82 Bhp of power and 115 Nm of torque and 1.3-litre diesel engine can produce 74 Bhp of power and a peak torque of 190 Nm.
Talking about its interior, the premium hatchback gets new black and blue combination for the seat texture and door trims. It comes with latest generation SmartPlay Studio infotainment system which recently made its debut in WagonR.
It also gets a new colour option for its upholstery and door pads, along with slight changes to the trim on the dashboard and AC controls.
The company has also confirmed that all variants of the Baleno facelift will come with rear parking sensors, speed warning and passenger seatbelt warning as standard.
The company has sold over 5.2 lakh units of the model cumulatively till date. Last week, Maruti had also started the booking of highly anticipated next-gen Wagon R. Customers also have a choice of opting for online booking by logging onto the company’s website. The new Wagon R will be available with a new 1.2 litre petrol engine option along with another choice of 1 litre engine.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno is in direct competition with Hyundai i20 Elite and Honda Jazz.