Maruti Suzuki has introduced new features on the Baleno, the Ertiga, and the XL6, the most notable of which is wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the SmartPlay Pro & Pro+ Infotainment System. The automaker has also made ESC (electronic stability control) standard equipment on the majority of its models. Maruti Suzuki rolled out comparable updates for the Brezza compact SUV in the latter part of last year. Existing and potential customers will be able to access the connectivity features through over-the-air (OTA) updates, which can be downloaded from the manufacturer's official website or the SmartPlay Pro Sync app on their smartphones. The cost of the Baleno ranges from Rs 6.56 lakh to Rs 9.83 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The XL6 is priced between Rs 11.41 lakh and Rs 14.51 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), whereas the Ertiga is priced between Rs 8.49 lakh and Rs 12.93 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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The higher-spec Zeta and Alpha trims of the Baleno will offer wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Besides this, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno will come with turn-by-turn navigation on a head-up display (HUD). The Multi-Information Display (MID) of the instrument cluster on all three models will also have access to the feature though. These updates make it possible for both current and potential buyers of the aforementioned models to take advantage of seamless connectivity and guarantee a more engaging driving experience. A 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine with idle stop/start technology is the only engine available for the Baleno. It generates 88.5bhp of maximum power and 113Nm of torque. This can be paired with a five-speed manual transmission or Maruti's AGS automated manual transmission. The CVT has been phased out. The manual variant offers a respectable 22.3km/l of fuel economy, while the AGS-equipped Baleno offers 22.9km/l.
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available on the top Alpha and Alpha+ trims of the XL6, just like they are on the Baleno; however, they are only available on the top-spec ZXi+ trim of the Ertiga. Turn-by-turn navigation is only offered on the MID in the instrument cluster since the Ertiga and the XL6 don't have head-up displays. The Arkamys sound system has also been given premium acoustic tuning for both MPVs, which will also be made accessible through OTA updates.
Another significant update is that Maruti Suzuki now includes ESC as a standard safety feature on the majority of its models. ESC is now standard on all trim levels of the Swift, Ertiga, and Baleno. Moreover, all variants of the Baleno, Ertiga, and Swift now come with a hill-hold assist feature; earlier, ESC with hill-hold was only available on the top-spec variants of these models.
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Also, the Maruti Suzuki Swift is one of many models to receive a new colour scheme as part of the automaker's Black Edition range for its Arena line-up. The brand-new Pearl Midnight Black paint job is available on models such as the Alto K10, Ertiga, Wagon R, Dzire, Celerio, S-Presso, Swift, and Brezza. Previously, the new colour edition was also introduced for Maruti Suzuki's Nexa range of cars.
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