India largest carmaker is all set to launch its next premium hatchback car – the new Maruti Baleno. Scheduled arrival of this car is announced as October 2016. This car will face direct competition from the other product of Maruti that is Maruti Suzuki Swift and with Fiat Punto Evo, which is also o premium hatchback of renowned Carmaker Fiat.
Talking comparison New Maruti Suzuki Baleno vs Maruti Swift vs Fiat Punto Evo in terms of affordability, then the Swift is most affordable with the base price lying in the range of 4.8 – 7.4 Lac. Punto Evo comes in the range of 5.1 – 7.9 Lac and the expected price of New Baleno is 6.9 lakh to 10.5lakh. Size of all three cars are quite similar with same seating capacity of 5.
Engine – New Maruti Suzuki Baleno vs Fiat Punto Evo vs Maruti Swift
Coming to the description of engines, then swift has 1.3-litre 73.94bhp 16V DDiS Diesel Engine with 4 cylinders which can provide max power and torque up to 73.94bhp and 190Nm respectively. Punto evo in turn have 1.3-litre 91.7bhp 16V MULTIJET Engine with 4 cylinders, which can power upto 91.7bhp and torque upto 209Nm. Talking about Baleno, , it will be accompanied by three cylinder turbocharged Boosterjet petrol engine power which will be capable of providing 110 hp and 170 Nm of torque. They all are accompanied by 5 speed gear box.
Talking about the efficiency comparison of New Maruti baleno vs Maruti Suzuk Swift, Baleno is expected to be the more fuel efficient car than other petrol cars, but no clear efficiency is documented or revealed till date. Mileage of Suzuki Swift is 25.2kmpl and that of Evo is 20.5kmpl. Only Baleno is petrol fuel type among three and rest both are diesel. Coming to safety measures, they all have central lock system but only swift has additional safety feature of brake assistance. But Punto Evo is accompanied by airbags as well as Anti-lock braking System which makes it safer than the latter.