Beyond Expectations – 2023 Maruti Baleno Review

The 2023 Maruti Baleno is on the rolling this year. After a slow start, Maruti Suzuki launched its third car on the Indian market, the latest-generation Baleno. While it might not appear like there are a lot of changes to the new generation Baleno, it’s an entirely new car constructed from scratch!

It has a new platform, features, better looks, and mechanical tweaks. We tested both the AGS and the manual version of the brand-new Baleno, and here are our thoughts.

What’s New in 2023 Maruti Baleno 

  • It’s a 2023 Maruti Baleno, a brand-new model, not a minor facelift.
  • The brand new Baleno is available in just gasoline guise. AMT is also offered.
  • The Alpha versions are priced at about 8.99 lakhs for the MMT and 9.49 lakhs for the AMT. (ex-showroom prices)

2023 Maruti Baleno Review

Let’s Discuss the car features in detail.

Interior Design

The car manufacturer has provided lots of space in the car to distinguish it from the crowd. The car’s rear portion allows passengers to rest their delays.

It comes with a fresh dashboard layout, and the functional keys mounted on the steering are a breeze to use the music system and the connectivity to mobile devices. The Baleno comes with two airbags, which are standard on every variant.

The Baleno is an uncluttered and simple clutter design. However, there’s a downside, which is the poor quality of construction. The models come with all-black dashboards, a two-dimensional music system, and black seats.

When it comes to the quality of the material used in the Baleno, it is just like that of Maruti Swift. The door pads ‘ material looks like plastic.

Instrument Panels 

 Baleno’s most powerful version, Alpha, comes with a brand new instrument console with a TFT display in a color that shows the power output, torque, and fuel efficiency.

Comfort Zone

 To add to the comfort it offers. Maruti Baleno comes with adjustable front seats that are equipped with adequate headroom and legroom. It has enough space for six-footers.

The rear feat arrangement is excellent as the flat surface has sufficient shoulder width to accommodate two adults and a child.

2023 Maruti Baleno Engine and Mileage

Baleno Facelift now has a BS 6 compatible petrol engine, and the diesel powertrain configuration is similar to a BS4.

The petrol version is driven by the 1.2-liter of natural-aspirated power (84PS or 120Nm) and is maintained in a manual 5-speed motor or CVT.

The new 1.2-liter twinjet gasoline engine equipped with the lightweight hybrid system is available in select models that use manuals at only 5 speeds.

The petrol engine boasts an efficiency of 21.4kmpl, and the new Dualjet petrol-light hybrid engine boasts 23.87kmpl performance.

A 1.3-liter turbocharged motor (75PS or 90Nm) is available from Fiat in diesel models. It’s available only with 5-speed MT. It is also the most cost-effective option, with an efficiency estimate of 27.39kmpl.

2023 Maruti Baleno Features

Standards are provided by the safety features of the base version, including dual airbag ABS-EBD. The vehicle offers an unobstructed view of the road during nighttime riding since it has projector headlamps equipped with DRL.

Also, UV-cut glasses are available. This is because it will block UV rays from entering the cabin as high as 85 percent. The Multi-Information Display is also quite distinctive in this model, and it has been modified to include various features.

Additionally, numerous options are offered, including Telescopic & Telescopic Steering, Push Button Start, Reverse Camera, and auto Dimming IRVM.

2023 Maruti Baleno Engine and Performance

It’s a Baleno, which is now a brand-new model. Baleno is now equipped with the same K-Series Dual Jet Dual VVT engine as on the Swift and Dzire.

The gearbox options include the manual five-speed we’re using here and the five-speed automatic transmission replacing the previous car’s CVT gearbox.

The current power figures are nearly 89bhp as well as 113Nm torque. At 955kg, the most powerful MT version, The Baleno, is still a light vehicle, and it is evident.

The acceleration is quick, and the engine doesn’t like being slammed around and revs smoothly to 6000rpm.

2023 Maruti Baleno Safety

The Head-Up Display is on display in the premium segment of the hatch in the very first time.

Maruti Suzuki is majorly pushing for security on the new Baleno. There are plenty of options you’ll like, for instance, the first being that Maruti Suzuki is offering six airbags on the Baleno at a minimum on the top two models, and that’s fantastic.

The Head-Up Display also provides a wealth of data, including actual speed, time of the gear’s position, fuel efficiency in real-time, and so on. It can also be adjusted to increase brightness and angle or completely shut down.

Therefore, you’ll always view the HUD no matter how tall your seat is. Additionally, there’s the 360-view camera, another great feature of this vehicle.

It is a great help when getting the vehicle in small spots, and when driving on traffic-jammed roads, it can be beneficial.

The 360-degree camera can be a very useful feature of the 2022 Baleno.

The 360-degree camera and the head-up display are available only for the most expensive Alpha model of the vehicle. However, ISOFIX baby seat mounts and dual airbags are available on the latest Baleno, and ESP includes hill-holds offered on all AMTs and Alpha manual models.


There are seven variants to pick from, three of which are AGS.

The Baleno range starts at 6.35 lakh and increases to 9.49 lakh, including showroom—these seven variants to pick from. Three of them are AGS.

The two main competitors in the market are the Hyundai I20, the Tata Altroz, which comes with petrol and diesel engines, and the Baleno, a petrol-only model.

The prices of the i20 Petrol range between Rs 6.98 lakh and Rs 11.47 lakh, while the Altroz Petrol is priced between Rs 5.99 lakh and 9.39 lakh. However, keep in mind that both cars come with Turbo Petrol options.

Driving Experience

The Baleno has the 1.2-liter four-cylinder DualJet K12N engine that was previously available. However, it’s an updated version.

Maruti Suzuki officials say that the heads of the cylinders have been replaced, and they’ve also added an idle-start feature.

This motor can now produce 90hp and 113Nm torque and has a claimed fuel efficiency of 22.35kpl on the manual or 22.94kpl in the case of an AMT.

Maruti Suzuki has also strengthened the structural integrity of the Baleno and added 55 kg to its overall weight.

It’s not the only thing they’ve done for safety. The upgraded premium hatchback is now equipped with at least six airbags, which will be more comfortable for most. Also, there are the new 14-inch disc brakes on the front wheels. 

They certainly give the Baleno more control in terms of stopping power. In addition, the suspension is revamped to enhance the ride’s performance, and I must admit, it seems to translate smoothly on the open road. But what is it about the AGS?


The new 2023 Maruti Baleno was a great job by Maruti Suzuki. They’ve listened to customers and made plenty of significant modifications to the vehicle. The new Baleno is faster and more comfortable, and many important features have been added.