Maruti Baleno facelift: new interior seen for the first time

    Published On Aug 27, 2021 09:00:00 AM

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    New spy pictures show larger touchscreen and new steering, among other changes in the 2022 Maruti Baleno.

    We recently brought you the first spy pictures of the heavily updated 2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Now, a new set of pictures give a glimpse of the updates that the car is set to receive on the inside.

    • Revamped interiors
    • Larger infotainment screen
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto expected

    2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno: What do the new spy pictures reveal?

    The new spy pictures confirm an all-new interior for Maruti Suzuki's i20 rival. The 2022 Baleno will get a completely redesigned dashboard, with the AC vents now placed horizontally in a V-shaped pattern and a free-standing infotainment screen taking centre stage. The unit looks much bigger than the 7.0-inch SmartPlay Studio system and could easily be 8.0-inch or more in size.

    Sources have confirmed to us that the infotainment system will be upgraded and will also feature wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, among others.The steering wheel seems to be a new unit as well and looks similar to the one used on the Swift. The climate control switches are also expected to be all-new and will look similar to the ones on the Ignis.

    As far as the instrument cluster is concerned, the car in these spy pictures is equipped with the same one as the outgoing model, altough we are told that the 2022 Baleno will get an all-new unit. It remains to be seen whether Maruti Suzuki goes for a full-digital cluster like the i20 or a part-digital one like on the Altroz.

    2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno: expected exterior design changes

    While we know that the new Baleno’s exterior will see major changes, including sheet metal tweaks to the front and rear fenders as well as to the bonnet, what can also be confirmed is that the front styling will have more of an upright look. It will have a much larger grille with inserts that would look like the ones on the Genesis models by Hyundai.The all-new headlamp units will feature dual arrow-shaped DRLs. Additionally, the new 2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno will get restyled tail-lamps and a new alloy wheel design, among other changes.

    2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno: will it get any mechanical changes?

    We don’t expect the Baleno to get any tweaks under the hood. It is currently powered by two 1.2-litre petrol engines options – one producing 83hp while the other produces 90hp with 12V mild-hybrid technology – and these are expected to be carried over as is. There are talks of a full-hybrid version of the car in the works, but we don't expect it to be introduced with this update.

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