Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Suzuki | posted September 16, 2015 12:06
Suzuki Baleno arrives in Frankfurt
After a series of teasers, Suzuki has revealed the Baleno hatchback during this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.
According to the Japanese automaker, the Baleno is the production version of the iK-2 concept that was shown at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. Suzuki says the Baleno is integrated with a “Liquid Flow” design theme as seen on the hatchback's curving lines and expressive surfaces.
Dimension-wise, the Baleno measures 3995mm long, 1745mm wide and 1470mm tall with a wheelbase of 2520mm.
Up front, the Baleno is fitted with a wide bumper, sweptback LED headlights, a black grill and chrome trim. Turning at the side, the vehicle has wrap around windows with blacked-out A-pillars along with character lines that sweeps toward the rear.
The rear of the Baleno has LED taillights, a large bumper and a roof-mounted spoiler. It is finished off with 16-inch alloy or 15-inch steel wheels.
Inside, the instrument panel of the Baleno is characterized by curving lines. It features a high-definition LCD display that shows the vehicle's performance and other necessary information. Suzuki adds that the Baleno's cabin has a 'Smartphone Linkage' audio display with a 7-inch touch panel screen.
The Baleno can be powered by a 1.0-liter Boosterjet or a 1.2-liter Dualjet engine. The 1.0-liter engine delivers 112 PS and 170 Nm of torque while the 1.2-liter produces 90 PS and 120 Nm of torque. The 1.0-liter Boosterjet engine can be mated with either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, the 1.2-liter Dualjet engine can be paired with either a five-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission.