Suzuki Pulls The Wraps Off All-New Baleno Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut

Suzuki has released the first revealing photos of the all-new Baleno compact hatchback, which will debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show on September 15.

The Japanese automaker says the Baleno builds on its expertise of building compact cars that “deliver value much greater than their sizes.” According to Suzuki, the Baleno offers a spacious cabin and luggage space, as well as a host of new technologies.

These include a rigid, lightweight new-generation platform, a “highly responsive” 1.0-liter direct-injection turbo Boosterjet engine, and the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) which features engine assist by an integrated starter generator. The carmaker says all of these deliver a fun yet efficient driving experience.

In terms of styling, the Suzuki Baleno draws inspiration from the iK-2 Concept unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. Suzuki did not release the Baleno’s dimensions, but the production car should have a very similar footprint to the study, which has an overall length of 4,023 mm and a wheelbase of 2,520 mm. These dimensions make it about as big as your average B-segment car, but with a slightly longer wheelbase – which might translate into more room inside.

The all-new Baleno will be positioned as the more rational alternative to the Swift and will go on sale in Europe in spring 2016. More details will be offered at the car’s world debut in Frankfurt.


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