The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is a subcompact car produced in 2015, made for the budget segment crowd. It is manufactured as an exclusive five-door hatchback and was developed on a foundation of three basic models – 1.0 L Boosterjet three cylinder direct injection turbo petrol engine; four-cylinder 1.2 L Dualjet petrol engine with SHVS; and a standard 1.2 L Dualjet petrol engine. Recently, a custom vehicle company in Pune tried their hand and modified a normal Maruti Baleno into a custom premium hatchback with an uber-luxurious finish. The car, since, has not fallen off the radar of several custom hatchback enthusiasts. In case you missed it, here’s everything new with the custom Maruti Baleno.

The interior

The insides of the car received a thorough makeover, and once it was done, you could hardly recognize it to be the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. It looked more like a premium car with the materials used than a budget-oriented model. The changes included authentic red leather seats for the front and back, but they also constituted of a red and black carbon fiber leather finish to match with the seats. The driving wheel and the arm resting area were also given a soft-touch red and black mixture covering which overall went with the interiors. The door inserts, wheel, and music console also get a dull red and black finish to match with the theme. All interior changes complement each other so well that they’ve helped in escalating the look and feel of the car making it appear more luxurious than what is being sold to the general audience.

The exterior

The outside of the car more or less remains the same, with a few minor tweaks here and there. The only main external modification included or added to the vehicle is the carbon-fiber finish sporty hatch lid spoiler. The roof of the car is also slightly changed as it gets a more beige clean finish. It keeps up with the overall “theme” of the vehicle.

More about the car

The Maruti Baleno is the leading hatchback in India when it comes to sales, beating out competition like the Hyundai Elite i20 and Honda Jazz to take over the budget section of the market. It beats others by a very significant margin. The technology used in this car is top notch, making it the lightest in its price range, while also being incredibly fuel efficient even though its engine is not overly powerful. Apart from the three engine variants, consumers get to choose between the two standard modes of transmission – manual or auto. The ABS and Twin airbags add to the cost efficiency of the car and is available for somewhat affordable prices all over the country. This beautifully crafted car is the ideal family car for the budget oriented and offers excellent mileage. All these factors cover up the cost of this car even though it is significantly viable.

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