It’s no secret that Maruti Suzuki India has been working on the Baleno facelift and it has been spied multiple times. We had shared the exterior changes and a glimpse of the interiors earlier but now, we have some key details about the interior changes as well. The 2021 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Facelift will be launched later this year and won’t get any mechanical changes.
2021 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Facelift - Interior Changes
Talking about the interior changes, Maruti Suzuki is going to offer a completely revamped layout. There have been some inspirations from rivals as well as far as the placement of some elements goes. For example, the floating placement of the new touchscreen is similar to that of the Tata Altroz. In addition to that, the new toggle switches of the AC vents are similar to that of the Hyundai i20.
Maruti Suzuki has offered a layered effect to the dashboard of the Baleno, in a bid to make it look more premium. The brushed aluminium finishing is exclusive to the Baleno facelift whereas the AC vents have been sandwiched between the touchscreen and the garnishing. The new touchscreen of the Baleno is expected to be improved over the previous unit whereas it could also sport the connected tech that is offered by the rivals.
In addition to those changes, the steering of the Baleno is updated with the Swift’ unit and it now also offers cruise control. There have been some button placements on the right side of the steering that also includes a shortcut key to the rearview monitor.
2021 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Facelift - Exterior Changes
Maruti Suzuki will also give a makeover to the exteriors of the Baleno. We expect sleeker LED headlights and taillights with a reworked front fascia. The side profile will be more or less similar with the inclusion of a new set of alloy wheels. Apart from that, the Baleno will remain unchanged mechanically. It will come powered with the same 1.2-litre K12C petrol engine that puts out 90Hp and 113 Nm of torque, mated with a 5-speed manual and 7-step CVT.
Maruti Suzuki is expected to launch the Baleno Facelift later this year. It will take on the likes of the Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz and Honda Jazz. Maruti Suzuki aims to grab the limelight back that has been lost to the new players like the Altroz and the i20. In line with the changes, Maruti Suzuki will rework the pricing as well that could include a decent hike for all the variants.
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