Thu. Feb 22nd, 2024
2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno FaceliftImage Source: Maruti Suzuki

The world is getting conscious about saving the planet earth and how can we not expect carmakers to react to these major issues in a similar manner? The EV market is substantially growing worldwide, and the automotive world is running towards finding out more sustainable resources. A lot of money is being spent on research and development (R&D) from the maker’s point of view and the result is visible without a doubt. What makes this race even more interesting is the development among the already available resources and one of them is compressed natural gas, also known as CNG.

Well, Maruti Suzuki focuses mostly on public demand and for that, the carmaker has introduced NEXA’s first CNG-powered car, the all-new Maruti Suzuki Baleno S-CNG. Waited for this latest entrant in the Indian automotive sector for a long time? Come join us to find out more about it down below.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Maruti Suzuki Baleno S-CNG is now available in India.
  • Price of the hatchback starts at Rs.8.28 Lakh onwards.
  • Available in two different variants but with MT gearbox.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno CNG

The new hatchback still features everything from the ICE-powered hatchback. However, to differentiate, it now comes equipped with a company-fitted CNG kit that works in conjunction with the 1.2-litre engine. The overall output from this setup stands at 77.49PS and 98.5Nm which is ultimately lesser than what this engine offers in the petrol guise. Talking about the most important thing, its fuel efficiency, the hatchback returns a claimed 30.61kms per kg mileage making it a great deal for those who want to save some extra bucks when the fuel prices are soaring high.

2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Interior
Image Source: Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki is offering several features from the New Age Baleno. As a result, this CNG-powered hatchback is available with up to 6 airbags, LED projector headlamps, a 17.78cm touchscreen infotainment system, CNG specific MID display and over 40+ connected car features to name a few.

Available in two different variants namely Delta and Zeta, the entry-level variants are being offered with a price tag starting at Rs.8.28 Lakhs, going all the way up toll Rs.9.21 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top-end variant.

Once more Maruti Suzuki has introduced its monthly subscription programme. For that customers may get the new hatchback without owning it at a monthly fee starting at Rs.18,403 only.

Alternatives

In India, Maruti Suzuki Baleno goes against the likes of other hatchbacks including the new Tata Altroz and Hyundai i20. Volkswagen has recently discontinued the Polo and the next-gen version of the same will take some time to arrive in India.

By Harsh Rana

Full-time management student and a part-time automobile enthusiast. Not much happy about EVs taking over the V8, V10 and V12 motors.

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