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Old 7th January 2016, 11:54   #331
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Baleno has trumped the i20 - 10572 : 10379 : in Dec'15 sales
The Elite i20 figures include Active, so it is commendable to see its Baleno's sales figures through its limited 80 Nexa Outlets.

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Baleno alpha owners, I have a question regarding the lights

Is the main beam at a steady plane or does it keep vibrating?
The beam on my car is never steady and has an up and down movement most of the time.

Is this normal on cars with projector light?
Or is it the case with the Baleno
Or is it the case only in my car.
I have observed no such behaviour in my Baleno Alpha, its steady. Its only when I change the head lamp levelling knob that I see the movement.
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Did hyundai announce any additions to 2016 i20 ?
Yes, Hyundai i20 Elite and Active both get dual airbags from now on. ABS would still be available only on Sports and Asta trims. Here is the team bhp news article on the same

http://www.team-bhp.com/news/elite-i...rbags-standard
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The 'stiction' they are talking about in this review is 100% right, I have felt this from Day 1 I started driving the Baleno. Initially I thought it was due to the newer and bigger tyres.

But after reading at this review, and driving close to 3000 kms, I feel this may be an issue for a few like me who come from a car that had hydraulic steering.
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Yes, Hyundai i20 Elite and Active both get dual airbags from now on. ABS would still be available only on Sports and Asta trims. Here is the team bhp news article on the same

http://www.team-bhp.com/news/elite-i...rbags-standard
Sad to see that even with Maruti Suzuki stepping up its game, Hyundai still undervalues the safety of its passengers with ABS only for Sportz and Asta trims.
The other variant buyers should just risk it......I guess
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. Exhaust looks different from Swift petrol.
It is the same exhaust system, except the design of the mid-can is different .

The diesel version probably will not have the mid-can and will be a straight pipe.
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It is the same exhaust system, except the design of the mid-can is different .

The diesel version probably will not have the mid-can and will be a straight pipe.
Yes. Middle part is different shape and it has Suzuki embossed on it.
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Yes. Middle part is different shape and it has Suzuki embossed on it.
Probably not localized yet on the Baleno.
Design of the mufflers in most probability will also depend on the design of the underbody.
But the functionality will be the same.
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The Maruti Baleno has been launched in India at a price of between Rs. 4.99 - 8.11 lakhs (ex-Delhi).

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Light build quality (weighs merely 865 kilos). Lacks the solidity of its rivals


865 KILOS? Thats light , wow. 98.2 Bhp/Tonne .
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865 KILOS? Thats light , wow. 98.2 Bhp/Tonne .
The main reason why a friend of mine and I rejected it .Car feels light too . Haven't got the feel of the power though. Must have good acceleration I guess. How does the car behave on the highways?.Does crosswinds have any impact when at highway speeds ?. Sorry for the barge of questions, but by now the owners would be able to give a good idea on these.

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The main reason why a friend of mine and I rejected it .Car feels light too . Haven't got the feel of the power though. Must have good acceleration I guess. How does the car behave on the highways?.Does crosswinds have any impact when at highway speeds ?. Sorry for the barge of questions, but by now the owners would be able to give a good idea on these.

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I too had huge doubts about high speed stability considering low kerb weight. To my surprise it was better than Elite i20 which is around 200 kgs heavier. Suspension is stiff and chasis is 10 percent stiffer than Swift. Maruti has done an excellent job of providing stability with low kerb weight. I felt diesel was little more planted than petrol Baleno.
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I have some dents on the lift doors and front bumper of the car. They told me that the whole left side of the car will be repainted and I should claim insurance and that I would need to leave the car at workshop for 7-10 days. I told them that I will decide about it later.

@chandra1, As mentioned by BHPian swiftnfurious, get the part touched up where paint has completely come off. For such scratches you may also consider purchasing a can of touchup spray. Works like a charm if done properly. I believe its also available for your shade( Pearl Arctic white).
Edit-http://www.amazon.in/Com-Paint-Scrat...s=arctic+white
For areas around doors with minor scratches, a rubbing compound should suffice.

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As for the bumper part caved it, the MA$$ can heat the bumper and bring it back to shape - I doubt they'll charge anything for that as well.

Sir please don't use heat to take out the dent from bumpers, as it may burn the paint. I saw this priceless DIY on Youtube and it worked like a charm on a friend's Swift.
All you need is a bowl of boiling water and use it on the back side of the bumper.
Please have a look.


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I too had huge doubts about high speed stability considering low kerb weight. To my surprise it was better than Elite i20 which is around 200 kgs heavier. Suspension is stiff and chasis is 10 percent stiffer than Swift. Maruti has done an excellent job of providing stability with low kerb weight. I felt diesel was little more planted than petrol Baleno.
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Yes I agree the same. Recently travelled to Bangalore from Coimbatore and the car was really stable even at high speeds 120+, which I never expected. Overall Suzuki has improved the drive quality of the car to better extent. IMO I felt the tyres were not so good and the rear head rests are really a trouble.
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I too had huge doubts about high speed stability considering low kerb weight.
Stability doesn't depend on kerb weight alone. It is rather an outcome of a complex interplay between numerous variables such as weight distribution, center of mass, roll center, angular inertia, suspension settings, aerodynamics, body flex, yaw oscillations (wobbling), wheel alignment (camber, caster, toe, SAI angle, scrub radius) and the list goes on.

It is very much evident from many sports cars, which tend to be lighter without compromising on handling and stability front.

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Recently drove to Lavasa and back. I felt the whole journey very stable and the ride was very comfortable. The car was planted and i felt very confident at the wheel. Even the ghats and the winding roads to lavasa were easily managed. No issues with the steering felt at any point. I did 120-130 kmph and the car didn't waiver. The brakes are a gem.
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