Suzuki has crafted the new Baleno to beat its rivals for practicality and be one of the cleanest in the class. The model is certainly worth exploring if you want a dependable runaround with low running costs.
Sporty styling helps the Baleno to attract attention on the road. The front bumper is subtly lipped to resemble a front spoiler and complement the rear spoiler with an integrated third brake light. The V-shaped front grille is finished with an elegant chrome surround, and pointed headlamps pull back towards the middle of the bonnet.
Inside, too, the Baleno exceeds others in the class. Its 355-litre boot is 70 litres larger than the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo’s and 25 litres bigger than that of the Fabia, even though the Baleno is roughly the same size. The cabin itself has space for five and boasts an uncomplicated dashboard that is easy to interact with as you drive.
The supermini debuts a new 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo petrol engine from Suzuki. The unit has 110bhp and 170Nm of torque which keeps it lively on the road and emits 103g/km of CO2. Joining it is the firm’s existing 1.2-litre Dualjet engine which, like the Boosterjet, can be paired up with a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox. A hybrid option is also available to bring the car’s emissions figure even lower. The system pairs a starter generator with the Dualjet engine to help the supermini power away from a standing start. Just 93g/km of CO2 is emitted through the exhaust.
Towards the top of the Baleno range is a large seven-inch colour touchscreen display that replaces many of the buttons on the uncluttered centre stack. iPhone® owners can connect their smartphone to the interface and access Apple CarPlay, giving them access to apps, navigation directions, stored music, and more. The system is an option in lower-spec models which do include a digital display as part of the instrument cluster.
The new Baleno will be available to test drive from Sturgess Suzuki in Leicester soon. When it arrives, view our new car offers and browse our used vehicle stock to find a great deal. For more information simply enquire online or call us soon.
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