In this new teaser video, the company has given a glimpse of the new infotainment system of the Maruti Baleno Facelift. According to the information, the updated hatchback will be available for sale by the end of this month. Earlier, its LED lighting and segment-first heads-up display have been revealed in the teaser.
The new teaser shows the new and larger 9-inch free-standing touchscreen infotainment system from the 2022 Maruti Baleno. The 2022 Maruti Baleno is the first Maruti car to get Smartplay Pro+ infotainment. The interface looks a lot more detailed and refined than the smaller 7-inch display unit in the current model.
For context, the larger 9-inch display was first seen on the new Maruti S-Cross in Europe in December 2021. As we had already reported, the new premium Maruti Baleno Facelift model will get a similar system in place of the existing 7-inch unit.
The teaser shows that the system will display information such as average speed, driving time and possibly average fuel consumption. At the bottom of the interface, you can see touch-enabled Volume Up/Down, Home, Music Play, Call Receive/End and Voice Command buttons.
Not only this, Maruti Suzuki has also confirmed that the new Baleno will get an Arkamys-tuned sound system. On the top left corner of the infotainment, you can see ‘Acoustic’ written in it, indicating that it will have special sound modes.
The infotainment is expected to support remote function and wireless Android Auto and connected car tech with Apple CarPlay. Talking about other features, it could include wireless charging, a new flat bottom steering wheel and a tweaked instrument cluster.
It is expected that the price of the new Maruti Baleno Facelift can start from Rs 7 lakh (ex-showroom). In the market, it competes with Hyundai i20 and Tata Altroz. Each of the new Maruti Baleno Facelift headlights gets three LED elements for the Daytime Running Lamp (DRL).
The indicator lights look like a regular bulb, but the headlights themselves could be the same LED projector unit as before. The first teaser video released by the company gives a glimpse of the projector lights. At the rear, the Facelift Baleno gets new split tail lamps.
It consists of running lights made of three LED elements that mimic DRLs. Despite the dim light in the teaser video, a glimpse of the multi-reflector reversing lamp and indicators can be seen using the regular halogen bulb.
Maruti will not change the engine of the new Baleno. Currently, Maruti Baleno is made available in one engine option in India. The first is a 1.2-litre engine that churns out 83 Bhp of power and 113 Nm of peak torque. This engine comes with 5 speed manual and CVT gearbox.