Heads up! Suzuki’s high-spec Baleno is here.

Heads up! Suzuki’s high-spec Baleno is here.

Suzuki introduced its all-new Baleno to the world in June and shared its new design language called Crafted Futurism. A hatchback with everything that luxury customers could ask for and more. With a high level of safety and luxury on all models and the option of manual or automatic transmission in both specification levels.

With added design elements, including a wider front air intake, a three-dimensional grille design and flowing body lines that connect with the chrome brightwork in one continuous swoop, that only create a fresh new look for the Baleno. The design also applies to the new interior, where a multi-layered dashboard creates the impression of space. There are also more comfortable and contoured seats, which are both functional and visually appealing, and with higher-grade cloth upholstery.

Best-in-class specifications

The new Head-Up Display available in the GLX version allows customers to drive without having to take their eyes off the road by conveniently displaying important information from speedometer, climate control etc, from a pop-up screen that neatly retracts into the dashboard when not used. The 9-inch infotainment system also available in the GLX version, is a high-resolution system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The system also has added Smart Vehicle Alerts and of course Bluetooth connectivity with steering controls. Suzuki has added a second full-color 4.2-inch display in the instrument cluster where the driver can view a range of vehicle information sources.

Plenty of space

The Suzuki Baleno remains one of the most spacious hatchbacks in its price range. Through the smart use of space and design, the luggage area can store up to 314 litres with a full-sized spare wheel fitted. With the 60:40 split seats folded forward, the available storage space jumps to 646 litres.

Power-up! From 1.4 to 1.5 litres

Apart from the additional luxuries, Suzuki has also replaced the 1.4 litres petrol engine of the previous-generation Baleno with its popular and powerful K15B petrol engine with variable valve timing, multi-point fuel injection and 16 valves per cylinder. The Baleno has an average fuel consumption rating of 5.4L/100km for the five speed manual transmission models and 5.7L/100km in the four speed automatic transmission models.

Luxury colors throughout the range

Suzuki will offer the new Baleno in a range of new colors. The new colors include Celestial Blue Pearl Metallic, Luxe Beige Pearl Metallic, Opulent Red Pearl Metallic, Splendid Silver Pearl Metallic and Grandeur Grey Metallic. The popular Arctic White Pearl and Midnight Black Pearl remain part of the range.

Well taken care of

Every new Baleno will be sold with the New Suzuki Warranty contract of 7-year / 150, 000 km. This includes unlimited roadside assistance for the same period. The New Baleno can also be accompanied by a Serenity Car Care Contract.