2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno vs Hyundai i20 Spec Comparison

Maruti Suzuki has finally launched the new Baleno in India. Prices for the car start at Rs 6.35 lakh (ex-showroom). The Baleno has very often topped the sales charts in its segment and in its new avatar the car will take on some of the best known rivals including the Hyundai i20. Therefore, we give you a quick overview of how the two compare on paper.

New Maruti Suzuki Baleno. (Photo: Manav Sinha/News18.com)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Design

On the exterior of the car, the new Baleno received a wider honeycomb grille at the front. Under the grille there is a brushed silver strip which extends to the headlights giving the car a more elegant look. The headlights have a wraparound design and appear wider at the base than the old Baleno. The car will receive a new signature three-element LED DRL while spotlights will be fitted to illuminate all ranges.

The automaker also made some changes to the bonnet which was made a bit flat while the front bumper also received larger fog light housings. At the rear of the vehicle are new C-shaped LED taillights that extend onto the tailgate. The updated Baleno is the first Nexa car to feature this new design language. In the future, other MSI products are expected to ship with similar updates. In terms of safety, the Baleno facelift comes with up to six airbags.

Hyundai i20.

Hyundai i20 design

On the outside, the Hyundai i20 features LED headlights and fog lights, signature waterfall grille, triangular-shaped fog light surrounds, sunroof, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels , Z-shaped LED taillights, shark fins. antenna and puddle lamps.

New Maruti Suzuki Baleno. (Photo: Manav Sinha/News18.com)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Interiors

As for the interior of the car, Maruti Suzuki has also made significant changes in it. The dashboard has been made to look sleeker with a new three-layer design. The dashboard design has black on top, a silver line down the middle, and then a dark blue finish down the bottom. The company also added rear vents, a sliding armrest and quick-charging ports on the back.

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Hyundai i20 interiors

Inside, the Hyundai i20 also promises a sophisticated layout. The dashboard receives a 10.4-inch HD infotainment system with an integrated navigation system. On top of that, it also gets a digital cluster with TFT Multi-Information Display (MID). Additionally, the vehicle features an artificial leather-wrapped steering wheel with satin chrome finish, leather seat upholstery, blue ambient light and an oxy boost air purifier with fuel quality indicator. the air.

Features of Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Apart from the cosmetic changes, some features have also been loaded into the new Baleno. A standalone 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system was placed in the center of the dash, along with a new steering wheel. Other additions also include new automatic climate control gear and a new design for the instrument cluster. MSI also provided the Baleno with two new features: a head-up display and a 360-degree camera.

Hyundai i20 interiors

The Hyundai i20 features a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, BlueLink connectivity, fully digital instrument console, blue ambient lighting, music system with seven Bose speakers and wireless charging with cooling function. The model has safety features in the form of six airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, seat belt reminder, high-speed warning system, VSM, ESC, HAC, rear parking camera and TPMS.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno engine

The 2022 Baleno facelift will have only one engine option which is a 1.2 liter engine named K12N. Maruti Suzuki’s new Baleno engine features variable valve timing and an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) that saves fuel. The power figures stand at 90hp and 113Nm of torque. It is mated to either a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT, rather than the previously supplied CVT unit. When it comes to fuel economy, the five-speed manual delivers a figure of 22.3 kmpl, while the AMT puts out 22.9 kmpl. Additionally, the Baleno 2022 is available in five color options.

Hyundai i20 engine

The Hyundai i20 has three engine options such as 1.2 liter NA petrol engine, 1.5 liter diesel engine and 1.0 liter turbo-petrol engine. The latter produces 118PS and 172Nm of torque, and is offered with a six-speed iMT unit and a seven-speed DCT unit. The 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 99PS and 240Nm of torque and is mated to either a six-speed manual unit or a six-speed automatic unit. The 1.2-litre NA petrol engine produces 82bhp and 115Nm of torque, with transmission options including a five-speed manual unit and an IVT unit.

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