I got my Baleno Delta DDiS in late November 2015 and I am very happy with my purchase and the exterior looks are amazing, its head-turners. During the initial days, which was the especially Diwali holiday, everyone used to stare at my Car.
Interior (Features, Space & Comfort)
Comforts and convenience features are top-notch. Ability to connect your smartphone through Bluetooth is simply superb. electro-chromatic IRVM for night rides
Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Gearbox
My earlier car was Swift ZXI, to be frank, Swift was a great car for drivers, Baleno pick-up is not that great compared to SWIFT, but it's close. I would say 80/100.
Gear-shift : I have liked in SWIFT only, it's far smoother than Baleno. But, you get used to it. Regarding the mileage, I have to admit that Baleno wins hands-down. My SWIFT gave around 14Kmpl after 3 years of usage, but Baleno is giving me from the second month. It could be even better because I drove in a very busy bumper to bumper traffic
Ride Quality & Handling
The other department that Baleno scores is, Ride quality and handling. This category, it wins hands-down against my old SWIFT. The quality of the ride is so smooth and NVH noise levels are very well controlled. The first week, I felt like I got deaf because it was such quite, but after that, I get used to it probably.
This is the best can I have purchased and drove till now and I am very happy with my purchase
Areas of improvement
1. Rear-view visibility is a bit poor when rear head restraints are fully opened. It could have been better, also ORVMs could be little bigger.
2. If your engine stops in the middle of the road, the Bluetooth doesn't start after you re-start the engine. You have to unplug and re-plug again. It's glitch I think
3. Sometimes, re-starting an engine is really a pain, Don't know what you were doing wrong
4. Light Weight.
Other than the above, everything else was good and great. So, go for it, you will really love the Car. I know the wait is too long and I had to wait for 2.5 months but it's worth the wait. I would have switched to Brezza if they have offered the petrol version, but they didn't and I am satisfied with Baleno.
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