Suzuki has unveiled a new enhanced hatchback for 2016 that offers a perfect combination of stylish design, spacious interior and new technologies with a prime focus on weight reduction.
The New Baleno will be the first Suzuki to be powered by the company’s new 1.0 BOOSTERJET direct-injection turbo engine which has 110bhp and 170 Nm of torque.
Along with this is the option of Suzuki's familiar Dualjet 1.2 litre petrol engine with improved thermal efficiency, providing an ideal balance between power performance and fuel efficiency.
Both engines are available with either a five-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic transmission. In addition, a new mild hybrid has been confirmed with an Integrated Starter Generator with the 1.2 Dualjet which is claimed by Suzuki to boost acceleration at low speeds.
Inside, the Baleno offers a modern dashboard unit with a new instrument cluster which features a large, high definition colour LCD display. Displayed information includes driving G-force, engine output and torque, accelerator/brake option and energy (for vehicles with SHVS) along with others.
Thanks to a seven-inch touchscreen panel, the driver can connect an iPhone and enjoy many of Apple's 'Car Play' features such as Phone, Messages, Maps, Music, Audiobooks and other compatible apps. The new Baleno also includes a USB port and SD card slot as well as being able to connect to other smartphones using MirrorLink.
The common difficulty of achieving both a stylish design and a spacious interior has been overcome by the new Suzuki Baleno by smart packaging. At the front, the seats feature an upgraded shape providing plenty of shoulder room and improved comfort for both driver and passenger. Further back the rear seats have generous leg room and can be easily folded by a single action to provide extra luggage space. However, this extra legroom has not sacrificed any luggage space which boasts a reasonable 355 litres.
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Throughout the new Baleno a "Liquid Flow" design theme has been developed with an innovative front end, curving lines and a sporty rear.
Exterior-wise the car will be available in 9 dark solid body colours along with 16-inch alloy wheels or 15 inch steel wheels. To continue the sporty look are Wraparound windows with blacked-out pillars and black sashes, as well outer weather strips and chrome door handles to provide greater luxury.
In addition, the new model will have “Guide me light” headlamps which assist users in finding their way in the dark after leaving the vehicle or when unlocking the doors by remote control. High intensity discharge projector headlamps are also a standard feature.
Safety and Security
A distinctive safety feature of the New Baleno is the Radar Brake Support (RBS) which uses
wave rader to detect any vehicle that might be directly in front when
travelling at a speed greater than approximately 3.1 mph. Upon detecting
a potential collision, depending on the situation, the vehicle 1)
alerts the driver, 2) increases braking force, or 3) applies the breaks.
Other safety features include ESP®*2, six SRS airbags and an impact absorbent body. Various components have also been designed to lessen injuries sustained by pedestrians in vehicle-to-person collisions.
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