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Complete Review of Baleno 2018 Model

Maruti Suzuki has updated Baleno on many fronts in its 2018 Variant. One of most promising hatchbacks on Indian Roads, Baleno is all set to take numero uno spot in Indian automobiles market. With the updated features in 2018, it has left the competition miles behind. Launched on 26th October 2015, Baleno has touched heights in less than 3 years of its existence.

baleno on road

By May 2018, Nexa has already sold more than 4,00,000 Baleno’s and the pace is ever increasing. Having long booking ques, this Nexa made beast has ruled hearts of its owners. With best in the class looks, its often said only Baleno can be a competition of Baleno. Sure enough, Maruti is trying its best to prove this say true.

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Baleno has been very competitively priced from the very start. After the application of GST from 1st July 2017 prices of Baleno have only reduced – Maruti Suzuki Nexa Baleno costs between 5.26 ( about 2k cheaper) to 8.43 lakhs. (a whopping half a lakh cheaper). These are Delhi ex-showroom prices and could vary by a few thousand in other Indian cities. Still quite fair prices for a car of Baleno’s stature.

Prices in other cities

As insurance has GST of 18% Insurance prices would be higher by a few hundred, still car prices more than compensate for this.


Engine and Performance

One of best features of Baleno is its fuel efficiency and performance. The car has a really powerful engine yet still gives greatest in its class fuel mileage. The Petrol variant is based on a 1.2-litre engine which has the power of 83 BHP and gives an impressive torque of 114 Nm while Diesel version is based on a 1.3-litre engine which has a power of 75 BHP and magnificent torque of 190 Nm.



Without doubt, Fuel efficiency is one of best things of Baleno.




Has standard Dual Front Airbags and ABS – Anti Lock Brakes and EBD – Electronic Brake Distribution from base to top variant. There were some doubts regarding light weight and build the quality strength of Baleno but Maruti has put all the rumors on rest through its latest Crash Tests where Baleno performed exceptionally well. Baleno also has front disc breaks.



Baleno is a really spacious car, it has more leg space and boot area than most of the available Compact SUVs in Indian Market. Rear Leg space is even greater and Baleno has a decent headroom too as a 6 feet person can easily fit in the car. Baleno is really spacious in the rear too and 3 well-built adults can fit in the back easily

rear leg space

More Premium Features

Baleno has some of most premium features which can easily match luxury cars of 20+ lakhs. Daylight running lights and projector headlamps make Baleno class apart

.baleno front lamp

Advanced Infotainment System

Baleno is now blessed with a really advance infotainment system which easily sync’s with iOS and Android. Nexa has now also added Android Auto in already super smart Infotainment System and thus now you can give commands like dialing, messaging, songs playing and changing, GPS navigation and reading out SMS without shifting your sight from the road. Baleno infotainment system already had Apple Car Play feature and thus Baleno can easily sync with your life.

infotainment system


Baleno comes in 8 super premium colors which give the luxury feel to this dasher. These are Ray Blue, Premium Silver, Pearl Arctic White, Premium Urban Blue, Fire Red, Granite Grey, Autumn Orange and recently added Nexa Blue

Autumn Orange Fire Red Granite Grey Nexa Blue Pearl Arctic White Premium Silver Premium Urban Blue

Baleno has been given breathtaking looks and people easily compare it with Mercedes A Class cars but on top of that, 7 premium colors make this car the sure shot head turner.


Just like everything else, Baleno has a premium feel in its interiors. Maruti has designed the black Dashboard while keeping the convenience in mind.

baleno interiors

Other remarkable Features

  • Has great ground clearance, you can be assured it won’t bump on bumpy roads.
  • Has a very good
  • Also has Inbuilt Anti Theft System
  • Power door locking
  • turning radius of 4.9 meters
  • UV Cut classes which cut 85% of UV rays
  • Push button start
  • Alloy options
  • Has no rear AC Vents but has a powerful AC to cool the whole car
  • Has quite comfortable seats and front seats could be adjusted easily through side liver.
  • Has a sporty outlook for off-roading and has proved itself reliable in mountain terrains



Well, that’s not all but this is the most detailed review of Maruti Suzuki Nexa Baleno. Take a test ride if you are confused, but don’t complain if after the test ride you fall in Love with Baleno. You can share your thoughts in the comments below.

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