2023 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Becomes Safer, Gets New Safety Features in India

With the government pushing for stricter safety regulations, Maruti Suzuki has finally installed a three-point seat belt and a headrest in the rear middle seat of their premium hatchback Baleno.

By Divyam Dubey | on May 3, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Maruti Suzuki, already well-known for its reasonably priced vehicles, has been making efforts to expand into the premium segment as well. The Baleno has been a major success for the Indian automaker, and it is unquestionably one of the most popular premium hatchbacks in the market. Recently, Maruti Suzuki upgraded the Baleno to conform to Bharat Stage 6 Phase II regulations, making it compatible with E20 fuel. Maruti Suzuki has been keeping the Baleno up to date with frequent upgrades, and the most recent one included a safety feature that is uncommon to this segment. The Indian government has pushed for stronger rules for vehicle safety, including the usage of three-point seat belts and the installation of six airbags in all cars and SUVs sold in the country.

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2023 Maruti Suzuki Baleno: New Safety Features

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For the centre back passenger's safety, the 2023 Baleno now comes with a three-point seatbelt. A 3-point seat belt is preferable because it disperses the force of a collision throughout the whole body rather than just the chest, pelvis, and shoulders. The centre rear seat now includes an adjustable headrest in addition to the three-point safety belt. These improvements will probably be made available on the Toyota Glanza in the near future.

2023 Maruti Suzuki Baleno: Other Safety Features

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Maruti Suzuki Baleno which was introduced in 2022, has always come standard with several security features. A 360-degree camera, electronic stability programme (ESP) with hill hold, driver and passenger airbags, side airbags, curtain airbags, reverse parking sensors, rear view camera, seat belt reminder, brake assist, high-speed alert system, seat belt pre tensioner / force limiter, and ISOFIX anchorages are also available for further safety.

2023 Maruti Suzuki Baleno: Engine & Transmission

New Maruti Suzuki Baleno Engine Shot

Maruti Suzuki Baleno only comes with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol unit that is equipped with idle stop/start technology and generates 88.5bhp and 113Nm of torque. There are two gearbox options available: a 5-speed manual or Maruti's AGS automatic manual. Both the manual and AGS-equipped Baleno deliver decent fuel efficiency, with the former returning 22.3km/l and the latter offering 22.9km/l.

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2023 Maruti Suzuki Baleno: Variants & Price

Maruti Suzuki Baleno is available in 4 variants (Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpa) and has a starting price of Rs 6.61 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes up to Rs 9.88 lakh (ex-showroom) for the top automatic variant.

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