The Baleno is now available with two BS 6 petrol engine options: the existing 1.2-litre K12B engine and a new 1.2-litre K12C engine with Smart Hybrid technology
- Baleno petrol upgraded to meet BS 6 emission norms.
- Prices of the Baleno go up by up to Rs 19,000.
- Gets a new 1.2-litre petrol engine with Smart Hybrid tech.
- New Smart Hybrid powertrain more fuel efficient than existing petrol Baleno.
- Baleno Smart Hybrid is up to Rs 1 lakh more expensive than the petrol Baleno.
Maruti Suzuki has announced prices of the BS 6 version of the petrol-powered Baleno hatchback and added a new petrol-Smart Hybrid powertrain to the hatchback’s engine lineup. The existing K12B engine has been updated to meet BS 6 emission norms. Prices of the petrol-powered Baleno have, therefore, gone up by up to Rs 19,000.
|Variants||Old price||New price||Difference|
|Sigma 1.2MT||Rs 5.46 lakh||Rs 5.58 lakh||Rs 12,000|
|Delta 1.2MT||Rs 6.17 lakh||Rs 6.36 lakh||Rs 19,000|
|Zeta 1.2MT||Rs 6.86 lakh||Rs 6.97 lakh||Rs 11,000|
|Alpha 1.2MT||Rs 7.46 lakh||Rs 7.58 lakh||Rs 12,000|
|Delta 1.2CVT||Rs 7.49 lakh||Rs 7.68 lakh||Rs 19,000|
|Zeta 1.2CVT||Rs 8.18 lakh||Rs 8.29 lakh||Rs 11,000|
|Alpha 1.2CVT||Rs 8.78 lakh||Rs 8.9 lakh||Rs 12,000|
As mentioned above, the Baleno is now available with Smart Hybrid technology as well and it’s available with a new 1.2-litre K12C petrol engine. This engine, which also adheres to BS 6 emission norms, is available in two variants – Delta and Zeta – and is only offered with a manual transmission. The Delta variant is priced at Rs 7.25 lakh while the Zeta variant costs Rs 7.86 lakh (both ex-showroom prices). In comparison to the petrol-powered Baleno, these variants are more expensive.
|Variant||Baleno K12B Price||Baleno K12C Price||Difference|
|Delta MT||Rs 6.36 lakh||Rs 7.25 lakh||Rs 89,000|
|Zeta MT||Rs 6.86 lakh||Rs 7.86 lakh||Rs 1 lakh|
The new petrol-Smart Hybrid powertrain has a claimed fuel efficiency of 23.87kmpl, which makes it more efficient that the existing petrol engine by 2.47 kmpl. In the UK-spec Baleno, this engine makes 90PS of maximum power and 120Nm of peak torque. That makes it more powerful than the K12B engine by 6PS and 5Nm.