The Maruti Suzuki Baleno CNG is now available in India. It is available in two variants: Delta and Zeta, with prices ranging between Rs 8.28 lakh and Rs 9.21 lakh (ex-showroom), making it Rs 95,000 more costly than the petrol-only model. However, when seen through the eyes of a consumer, most customers are puzzled between Swift CNG and Baleno CNG because they are the two budget-friendly CNG cars available in the market, and that too coming from the same trustworthy brand. So, here are some key differences that will help you make your decision.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno CNG vs Swift CNG- Dimensions
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is 145mm longer and 10mm wider than the Swift. Its wheelbase is also 70mm more than its younger sibling, which should result in better cabin space.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno CNG vs Swift CNG- Features
In terms of features, both of these are fully loaded. However, there are a few key differences between them. First off, both have Alloy Wheels, a 7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 6-speaker Audio System, Automatic Climate Control, a Push-Button Start/Stop, and a Height-Adjustable Driver’s Seat. The Baleno has Auto-LED Headlights with a Follow-Me-Home Function, a Reverse Camera, and a Front Centre Armrest, while the Swift has a Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Front Fog Lamps.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno CNG vs Swift CNG- Engine Specifications
|Power / Torque
|77.5 PS / 98.5 Nm
|77.5 PS / 98.5 Nm
Both of these hatchbacks are powered by the same engine. As a result, there isn’t much to pick between the two. In CNG form, they feature a 1.2-litre NA petrol engine that produces 77.5 PS and 98.5 Nm of peak power and torque. Both of these vehicles are also available with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Because of the weight differential, the Baleno delivers 30.61 km/kg vs 30.90 km/kg for the Swift. However, the difference is minor.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno CNG vs Swift CNG- Pricing
|Baleno CNG Variants
|Swift CNG Variants
|Rs 8.28 lakh
|Rs 7.77 lakh
|Rs 9.21 lakh
|Rs 8.45 lakh
However, there isn’t much of a distinction in terms of features or power figures. Another element that may influence your decision to choose one over the other is pricing. Both are offered in two mid-trim options. The price difference between these versions is between Rs 51,000 and Rs 76,000.
In terms of pricing, the Baleno Zeta CNG costs Rs 9.21 lakh, which is Rs 76,000 more costly than the Swift ZXI CNG; nonetheless, it seems well worth the premium. It has nicer interiors, improved build quality, and a better driving experience than the Swift, due to more agile handling. It also receives more equipment, including six airbags. So, the Baleno CNG is the better buy of the two.
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