|The full production version of the all-new Suzuki Baleno is slated to go on display at the Geneva Motor Show from 1 March. Thereafter, the Baleno is ready for roll out in European markets from April onwards.|
Since manufacturing its first car in 1955, the Suzulight, Suzuki has produced a variety of compact cars that deliver value much greater than their sizes. Developed using the company’s compact car expertise, the Baleno has an elegant and powerful design, a spacious cabin and luggage space plus a host of new technologies.
The new technologies include a rigid, lightweight new generation platform, highly responsive 1.0-liter direct-injection turbo BOOSTERJET engine, and 1.2-liter SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) powertrain featuring engine assist from an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) connected to a Lithium ion Battery. All of these contribute to a fun yet fuel efficient driving experience, giving the Baleno much more than just good looks and convenience.
With its “Liquid Flow” design theme, compact body and spacious interior, the Baleno offers style, utility and the whole nine yards. It also offers comfort, including on long-distance journeys, with plenty of space for adults in both the front and rear, as well as generous luggage space.
The Suzuki Baleno takes up the marque’s new-generation platform, with increased rigidity and reduced weight. This new platform invariably enhances fuel efficiency, handling and stability, while still achieving high levels of safety and NVH performance.
In looks, the Baleno has a sporty profile that is low and wide, thanks to a distinctive front section, wraparound windows, expressive character lines and gently contoured, continuous surfaces.
The interior incorporates the exterior’s youthful sentiments with plenty of innovative amenities such as; advanced multi-information color display, active cruise control with speed limiter and Smartphone Linkage Display Audio; compatible with Apple CarPlay. Additionally, the cabin has a seating arrangement for five adults with generous shoulder room in front and legroom in the rear.
One of the core safety features for Suzuki’s latest compact variant is the Radar Brake Support (RBS), which compliments the other comprehensive safety features reserved for the Baleno.
Sales of the Suzuki Baleno is expected to commence in Europe from April or May 2016.