“I don’t think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.”
— Dame Zaha Hadid
Cars at their most basic are machines designed to get humans from point A to point B while keeping them sheltered from the elements. However, the sentiment put forth by globally renowned architectural maestro Dame Zaha Hadid with regard to her craft can also be attributed to the world of cars. Their appeal goes above and beyond their basic function, transcending the mundane and taking on a role that is visceral, emotional and even spiritual. Not all cars can bridge that gap as a vessel of both body and mind, but Maruti Suzuki’s premium hatchback, the Baleno, isn’t just any car either.
Architecture, like designing a car, is the perfect balance between art and engineering. Your building and your car need to look sleek and attractive on the outside, but should have strong foundations and a robust build underneath the layer of shiny veneer. The artesian curves and aerodynamic lines of the Baleno’s exterior emerged out of Maruti Suzuki’s brand-new Liquid Flow Design approach. This design philosophy is the new gold standard for understated yet exciting looks that enthrals all who come in visual proximity of the Baleno. However, underneath this attractive facade is a tough and dependable backbone.