Competition in the premium hatchback Suzuki Baleno versus Hyundai i20 market has heated up since the debut of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno in 2022. The Hyundai i20, on the other hand, is a popular choice among new car purchasers in the country. Continue reading to understand more about the major distinctions between these two models.
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The Maruti Suzuki Baleno, which was recently unveiled, is the first vehicle to feature Nexa’s Crafted Futurism design language. The Baleno has a length of 3,990mm, a height of 1,500mm, and a width of 1,745mm in terms of dimensions. The vehicle has a 2,520mm wheelbase. The upgraded model now has LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs, a new grille, and LED fog lights for added freshness. New 16-inch precisely cut alloy wheels enhance the side profile, while the rear gets reworked LED tail lamps. Nexa Blue, Opulent Red, Grandeur Grey, Luxe Beige, Splendid Silver, and Arctic White are the six color possibilities for the vehicle.
In India, Hyundai will launch the third-generation i20 in 2020. Hyundai’s premium hatchback is based on the ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ worldwide design language, and it features edgier and sharper character lines than its predecessor. A parametric jewel pattern grille, LED projector headlamps, and LED DRLs to distinguish the fascia. Dynamic 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels adorn the side profile, while the elegant and sporty Z-shaped LED tail lights with connecting chrome garnish to adorn the back.
The new Baleno, according to Maruti Suzuki, has a sleek, attractive, luxurious, and sculpted interior. In addition to first-in-class innovations like the Head-Up Display (HUD) and 360-degree camera, the hatchback now has dual-tone upholstery. The car also includes a next-generation Suzuki Connect telematics system with over 40 connectivity functions, a nine-inch SmartPlay Pro+ infotainment system with HD display, auto climate control, auto-dimming IRVM, and a leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel for increased convenience. Cruise control, rear AC vents, and a rear fast-charging USB port are all included as standard features.
The Hyundai i20’s interior, like its design, is expensive and elegant. The huge Day Light Opening (DLO) area, according to Hyundai, provides a vast and expansive cabin. A 10.4-inch HD entertainment system with navigation is mounted on the dashboard. It also comes with a digital cluster and a TFT Multi-Information Display (MID). A satin chrome-wrapped artificial leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seat upholstery, blue ambient light, and an oxy boost air purifier with air quality indicator are all included in the vehicle.
The 1.2-liter dual VVT petrol engine in the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno produces 89bhp at 6,000rpm and 113Nm of torque at 4,400rpm. As verified by the testing agency under regulation 115 of CMVR 1989, the manual transmission returns 22.35kmpl, while the AGS version returns 22.94kmpl.
The Hyundai i20, on the other hand, has the advantage of a diesel engine choice. At 6,000rpm, the 1.2-liter Kappa petrol engine delivers 82bhp and 115Nm of torque at 4,200rpm. This engine comes with a five-speed manual transmission as well as an IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission) option. At 6,000rpm, the manual type produces 82bhp, while the IVT option delivers 86bhp.
The 1.0-litre Kappa Turbo GDi petrol engine, which generates 118bhp at 6,000 rpm and 172Nm of torque between 1,500 and 4,000 rpm, is also available. This engine is available with either a DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) or an iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) transmission. The 1.5-liter U2 CRDi engine in the diesel version produces 99bhp at 4,000rpm and 240Nm of torque between 1,500 and 2,750rpm. A six-speed manual transmission is paired with this engine.
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The Hyundai i20 offers a wide selection of engine options across different models, obviously teasing buyers with a variety of alternatives. The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno, on the other hand, earns extra brownie points with first-in-class features and the latest optional safety technology, including six airbags, a 360-degree camera, and more. As a result, purchasers can choose between the two options based on their personal tastes “as read and reported by www.carwale.com”.