The Ultimate Baleno FaceOff
When you are a part of an event as exciting and fun-filled as “The Ultimate Faceoff”, you are bound to experience a rush of adrenaline. Imagine a Faceoff between two of the most loved superheroes in the history. Yes, I am talking about the Superman and the Batman. Maruti Suzuki Nexa, as a part of its association with the Batman V Superman movie, had organized a fun-filled event where the superhero-themed #Baleno cars took the center stage.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno held this event in three major cities across India. I was the part of the event held in Mumbai on 26th March, 2016. The event started at 11 A.M. with two all new #Baleno cars – blue Baleno with Superman theme and grey Baleno with Batman theme. As Superman is my favorite among the two, so I went in the Superman themed Baleno. The event was very well-planned and well-scheduled. Superman themed Baleno took off from Bandstand at Bandra, while the Batman themed Baleno took off from Gateway of India in South Mumbai.
As soon as the Baleno was parked at Bandra Bandstand, it started attracting attention from car fanatics and superhero fans. Apart from this, the opportunity to win movie vouchers added to their excitement.
All you had to do was to spot the superhero themed printed Baleno, click a picture of it and post it on Twitter and Facebook. Such was the eagerness to click the cars that we had to request people to do it one at a time. There were many car enthusiasts who wanted to take a test ride of the car. Obviously, that was not possible there. However, Nexa was very generous to allow me to drive the new car throughout the city.
About the car, I would say that it harmoniously combines stylish design, spacious interior and new technologies. The cabin is roomy and it all goes to an intelligent layout and design. The cabin is also finished in all-black, a bold move by Maruti.
Driving across the road on a crowded weekend in Mumbai, I found the car stable, smooth and well packaged. The car has a mature feel to it, and the ride quality was pretty good – front and back. The suspension has been tuned for comfort, but remains taut enough when you throw the car about a bit.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno also boasts of a smartly designed instrument cluster along with dual airbags, ABS and the seat-belts come with pre-tensioners.
We covered almost all the major places in Mumbai attracting attention of Batman Vs Superman fans as well as car enthusiasts. The places we covered were hotspots of the city which are always full of buzz and people, like the Bandstand, Hill Road Linking Road, Gateway of India etc. Many prizes were distributed throughout the campaign and it was an event packed with thrill and excitement.