Internal Battle: Maruti Baleno Delta vs Zeta Comparison

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Maruti Baleno is a runaway hit for the manufacturer with waiting period extending every day. The mid variants are an exciting option on the Baleno, let us compare the Baleno Delta and Zeta to find out what they have to offer.

Exterior & Interior

The Baleno Delta features the body coloured door handles and the Zeta comes with the chrome finish to the door handles. The Baleno Zeta sports alloy wheels and the Delta comes with wheel caps. Also, the Zeta will feature the UV cut glasses for the windows and quarter glasses.

Apart from the differences, what these two variants of the Baleno don't get compared to the top variant Alpha are the DRLs and projector headlamps.

As for the interiors, the Baleno Delta variant does not come with illumination in the glove box or the luggage room or at the front footwell area. The Baleno Zeta comes with Multi-information Speedometer Display and leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Also Read: Comparison Of Maruti Baleno Automatic vs Honda Jazz Automatic

Safety

Maruti has loaded the Baleno with safety features like standard dual airbags, ABS with EBD across variants. So the real difference of the Baleno Delta compared to the Zeta are the front fog lamps, auto headlamps, and the auto dimming IRVM.

The Baleno Zeta being the higher variant compared the Delta does not come with reverse parking camera, which the Baleno Alpha gets.

So, in terms of safety, the Suzuki Baleno Zeta misses out only on the reverse parking camera, otherwise, the Baleno Alpha and Zeta are more or less same when it comes to safety features.

Entertainment

In this category, there is not much of a difference between the Baleno Delta and the Zeta. Both the variants will come with an audio system with radio, MP3 and CD player. This will also include Bluetooth connectivity, AUX, and USB. All of these can be controlled from the steering wheel as well.

The Baleno Delta and Zeta are differentiated with the Alpha by the SmartPlay Infotainment System, Navigation system, Voice command, and Smartphone Connect/Apple CarPlay.

Features

In this category we look at the smaller details in terms of comfort and convenience, the Baleno Delta does not come with Telescopic Steering, Follow me home/Lead to vehicle headlamps, front centre armrest with storage or the height adjustable driver seat, and even the Push start/stop button with Smartkey is missing in the Baleno Delta variant.

When we compare the Baleno Zeta with the Alpha variant, there are no differences at all. Maruti has made sure that each of the variants has premium features, unlike the cars which are sold through their regular channel partners.

Engine & Specifications

The Maruti Baleno comes in petrol and diesel models. The 1.2-litre petrol engine which pushes out 83bhp at 6000rpm and torque of 115Nm at 4000rpm, which is mated to 5-speed manual transmission.

As for the 1.3-litre diesel engine, this punches out 74bhp at 4000rpm and torque of 190Nm at 2000rpm. Transmission is taken care by a 5-speed manual gearbox. The automatic gearbox is available in both the Baleno Delta and Zeta petrol variants only.

 

Pricing

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is available in the Delta and the Zeta petrol variants only. Here is the pricing for all the variants for both the petrol and diesel models.

Petrol

  • Sigma - Rs 5,25,267
  • Delta - Rs 5,90,715
  • Zeta - Rs 6,51,208
  • Alpha - Rs 7,21,780
  • Delta (Automatic) - Rs 6,96,679
  • Zeta (Automatic) - Rs 7,57,706

Diesel

  • Sigma - Rs 6,36,932
  • Delta - Rs 7,03,028
  • Zeta - Rs 7,64,261
  • Alpha - Rs 8,35,703
* Note - All Prices Are Ex-Showroom (Delhi)

Verdict

The pricing difference between the Baleno Delta and Zeta is approximately Rs. 62,000 for the manual transmission and the Rs. 47,000 for the automatic variants.

Hence, for this amount you get alloy wheels, features like Push start/stop button with Smart key, Follow me headlamps, armrest in the front row, auto headlamps, fog lamps and other smaller details. The Baleno Zeta variant is indeed better than the Delta.

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Story first published: Friday, April 15, 2016, 17:50 [IST]
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