Maruti Suzuki India announced the launch of an automatic (CVT) option in the top-end Alpha variant of the Baleno hatchback. The CVT Alpha variant of the Baleno comes with a price tag of INR 834,052 (ex-showroom Delhi). Since its launch in October 2015, over 200,000 units of the Baleno have been sold by Maruti Suzuki. The premium hatchback achieved the 100,000 unit sales milestone in less than a year.
The automatic option was previously available on the Delta and Zeta variants. With this launch, customers looking to buy an Automatic Baleno will get features including the smartphone linkage display audio that works with Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink.
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Powering the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine that is capable of producing 83 bhp and 115 Nm of torque. This engine is paired to a five speed manual transmission as standard while the CVT is available as an option.