The Japanese automobile brand is making a habit of developing small, value-packed, and practical hatch-backs and that notion continues on with the Suzuki Baleno 2015. The vehicle arrives with a weight of expectation from car enthusiasts everywhere. However, it is strange as the car enters a market that the company already occupies, and that market already has the Suzuki Swift. It is a five-door B-segment supermini, but the company says that the new Baleno does not directly compete with the Swift. Instead, it offers interested buyers a more specious option.
The New Suzuki Baleno 2015 is Spacious, Efficient, and Placed at a Good Value
The new Suzuki Baleno 2015 sits in an all new platform. It is now from a basis for the next-generation of Swift cars from the Japanese car manufacturer. The 2015 model is also the first variant from the company to be offered with their own new turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine.
For its design, the Baleno 2015 measures in at 100-millimeters longer and 50-millimeters wider than that of a Swift. It also has a 355-liter boot which is bigger than the larger vehicle that is the Ford Focus. With this size, it is one of the largest B-segment superminis that you can find in today’s market. As for its interiors, there are space for two adults in the rear with some room to spare, or you can fit in three if they don’t mind squeezing in for short trips.
Still, it follows the trend of the many cars that are introduced in modern times – they do not make a lasting first impression. There are some that would even fear the nondescript styling will look ten years older when it has only reached its 2nd year in the market.
As for costs, Suzuki hasn’t put a price tag on their new Baleno but it is expected to be brought at a more reasonable price as compared to its competitors.
It’s engine delivers 110bhp and 170Nm of torque. This is pretty much close to its competitors. However, the three-cylinder turbo engine performs cleaner than a Vauxhall Corsa. But when you take the spec sheet out of your face and take the car out for a spin, then the driving experience is unlike any other of its class.
When you head onto the motorway, the sound of the wind can easily drown out whatever engine noise the Suzuki Baleno 2015 may have. It’s just that quiet. But it kind of lacks that polished and well-engineered nature of the Corsa when cruising through higher speeds.