Maruti Suzuki recently won 80,000 contracts with the Baleno premium sedan in India. The Baleno was introduced in 2015 and this record achievement was achieved in just 5 years, the fastest of any vehicle in India. Maruti Suzuki continues to sell almost 15,000 Balenos on a regular monthly basis. Truth be told, in September 2020 alone, Maruti sold 19,433 Balenos in India and this figure defies any new sedan updates. Could this be what made Baleno famous? Here are 5 reasons why the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is the highest-rated premium sedan in the country.

Safe Styling

People won’t agree that the Baleno is the most attractive sedan in its class, but its safe and restrained style handling has worked perfectly for the majority. Baleno knows how to look relevant without being too flashy. A slight facelift in mid-2019 has cleaned up the face to make the hatchback significantly more appealing. Indeed, after the upgrade, it can look as luxurious and modern as its rivals.

Maruti Suzuki sells Baleno through the Nexa showroom chain, providing customers with the ultimate shopping experience. This is something that is appreciated in this section of buyers. Although the Baleno is a premium car and is sold by Nexa, it is a Maruti Suzuki and the cost of ownership remains unmatched. From after-sales service to standard repair and support costs, the Baleno is one of the best pocket vehicles in this price range.

Lots of Space Inside

This has to be one of Baleno’s main selling points. The second most crucial thing for Indians after censoring a car is the space inside, and Baleno also tracks a lot on that front. You’ll definitely want to comfortably seat five people in the car, with the rear seats being among the widest in its class. The actual seats are nice too and combined with the ride quality, it’s one of the most enjoyable vehicles in its class.


The reason Maruti Suzuki cars are so popular is a direct result of their economy. Baleno goes a little higher this way with SHVS soft crossover technology. Driven by a normally aspirated 1.2L petrol engine combined with a soft cross frame, the Baleno returns an actual mileage of 17/18 km/l (joint) for the individual programmed/manual variants. Indeed, even the not-so-half-and-half K12B 1.2L engine is equally as efficient of its smooth-burning powertrain and it remains one of the easiest vehicles to drive in its game.

Well Packed With Features

Baleno may not really have the height when it comes to hardware with loads of first-part elements, but it has everything you’ll find in its rivals. The 7.0-inch touchscreen with SmartPlay infotainment system is easy to use, and it also comes with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Some additional highlights to focus on are keyless gearshift and start, reverse sensor with camera, steering wheel audio controls, advanced MID, programmed environment control, headlights, and programmed track lights, etc.


• UV-resistant cut glass

• Bottle holder

• Tilt and telescopic steering wheel

• Anti-clamp window

• Boot space with 60: 40 split behind

• Handrails


• Nexa Green

• Red phoenix

• Gray magma

• Arctic White Pearl

• Premium metallic silver


Feeling intense, NEXA Baleno has dominated the streets for more than 5 years. The flagship sedan elevates the rest of the styling spectrum with an upgraded exterior plan and revived interior trim details. The bold and bold looks of the NEXA Baleno are not the main reason why it stands out, the car’s driving elements make you feel comfortable behind the wheel.