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.