2015 Suzuki Baleno, official photos and specs
There's been a lot of activity at the Frankfurt Motor Show and one of the novelties recommends itself as the new Suzuki Baleno
So, what does the Baleno want from us? Well, it hopes to offer clients a new option when buying a B-segment model, besides the already available VW Polo, Skoda Fabia or Ford Fiesta, among others.
Speaking of the Fiesta, you should know that the Suzuki Baleno uses a 1.0-liter three-cylinder BOOSTERJET engine good for 110 horsepower and 170 Nm (125 lb-ft) of max torque.
In addition, Suzuki will also fit the new Baleno with the familiar 1.2-liter mill already available on the Swift. The unit's performances have been kept intact, which means clients get 89 horsepower and 120 Nm (88 lb-ft) of torque from this engine. Handling these rather shy power figures can be done in two ways: through a five-speed manual transmission or via a CVT gearbox.
Now, for the practical side, the new Suzuki Baleno offers 355 liters of cargo space while only being 3,995 mm long, 1,745 mm wide and 1,470 mm high. The interior is far from flashy, mainly because Suzuki designers went for a mix of black plastic and fabric. However, the technology pack offers features like Smartphone Linkage Display Audio with a 7-inch touch screen compatible with Apple CarPlay and adaptive cruise control, along with Radar Break Support (RBS).
On the outside, the visual package is spiced up with 16-inch alloy wheels, high intensity discharge projector headlamps, LED position lamps and LED taillights. No word on pricing yet, but more details should emerge towards the end of the year.